On chemo days/weeks it is tough to keep up on everything. Keeping up on email, blogs, etc… drops on my priority list until I start to feel better. Sometime in the near future I will have to have Dave take over some of this. This chemo did really beat me up. One thing that compounds the effect of the chemo is the fluid build up in my abdomen. That fluid causes pain and even some nausea as it is just free floating in and around the other organs. I am trying to come up with a better plan on how to handle this in the near future.
I now have a two week break before I go back on chemo again-that is if my blood work is o.k. Last week my blood work was still pretty good, although the platelets dropped 9 points and the bilirubin went back up to 2.2(it was 1.6).
I think everyone wonders what I have been up to, especially now that I am not working . The truth is most of my time is spent at doctors appointments or in recovery. I do manage to find sometime to visit with family and friends, but most of the time you can find me resting peacefully in bed. This week I have doctors appointments on Mon, Wed and Friday. Next week I have appointments on Tuesday and Friday. The week after that I have appointments on Tues, Wed. and Friday. Physically I am worn down, dizzy and still in some sort of pain most of the time. The pain, for the most part, has been under control. But there have been two occasions in the last week that it has been tougher. Generally, though, I am still getting o.k. sleep during the night.
I just want to say thank you for everyone for their donations and prayers. We feel tremendously blessed. Thank you for your generosity. This has all been very tough. “…by His Stripes I am healed”.