Friday, April 29, 2011

Running on empty

I don't know how frequently I will be able to post here. My weekly chemotherapy for breast cancer is very tiring and it makes me truly ill, many side effects one after the other, for several days afterwards. I still see all of your comments in my email, and I appreciate that I am going through this with support from all of you who comment. The chemo has been two cycles so far, with 6 or 8 cycles total. They have had to change my treatment plan because the first program was well on the way to shooting my liver down in flames (slight exaggeration). But the weekly herceptin treatment (monoclonal antibody) will be continued for a full year. Yeah me. I will try to keep in touch here, and hopefully I will be able to report that the treatment was a complete success against any potential metastases. And it is possible that the side effects will wind down somewhat once my body is more acclimated to feeling like s**t all the time.

Meanwhile, carry on...

Bumper sticker for the day: "Boldly going nowhere"

3 comments :

SkippyMom said...

Gentle hugs to you my friend. I hope I can call you my friend.

You take care of you and we will be here. Don't you worry about posting, just know we are thinking and praying for you.

I know it is hard, but try to keep your spirits up. Again, a hug for you.

There, you got two. :D

IWASNTBLOGGEDYESTERDAY said...

Yep, gentle hugs from me too. So sorry you are feeling so crap.don't worry about us, when you get here to update,you get here,I'll be thinking of you in the meantime.
Hang in there,sleep lot's if you need to.
Hope the news is good at the end of the cycles.

Dina said...

It all sounds really awful : (

Sorry.

I hope things get better, and that you start feeling better.