(I just got cancer) About to start cycle three of chemotherapy
I have marked my titles by the day, but I am changing my format as my son has given me some tips for my blog. I am starting my third round of chemotherapy tomorrow. At this time, I am at day 75 of finding out I have cancer. It is still hard for me to believe. It is surreal at times, but physically I feel it big time. My biggest concern has been the huge drop in my red and white blood cells as well as my chronic anemia. I am curious how my numbers will be tomorrow prior to chemotherapy. I will actually get to see my oncologist tomorrow which is good. He may want to check more on my treatment, so I am a bit anxious about that. I plan on good news. I have taken the advice of my nurse and eating more protein. She told me that my blood levels may do better if I eat 100mg of protein a day, especially the two days prior and after chemotherapy. Greek yogurt is a very good source of protein, which is great and easy to eat when you do not feel like eating.
I recently had a birthday and my children and a young lady who is like my daughter took me to a lovely dinner. It was very nice. I was feeling weak in my legs, but was able to make it. They had the waiter put a candle for each year which we will keep a mystery, but lets just say it looked like the cake was on fire! It was amazing and a total treat. One of my neighbors came by not knowing my birthday was this month and brought roses and all kinds of fruit. Another one dropped by with coffee cake and my “adopted daughter” sent me a beautiful bouquet as well. My daughter makes jewelry and made me a lovely crystal necklace and earrings. My son got some cute and comfortable chairs for our deck. They have also been getting me little surprises this month which as been really nice. I am going to get myself in the pool today. My port got itchy, but after talking to the nurse, she thought it was from the sun. I need to put sunscreen on when I swim. I tend to forget to do that. So don’t forget your sun screen when you are on chemotherapy or have a new incision that has to heal as your skin can burn.
It is so lovely outside today, I am going to take advantage of the day prior to chemotherapy and sit outside to enjoy the yard and some exercise in the pool. We have to be grateful for each day as every day is a gift. May God Bless Everyone and keep strong no matter what it is you are going through. We will all have the strength in ourselves and we will find it to keep fighting all our battles.
Smile and Laugh today and everyday,
- Days 68-72- Chemo, Low White and Red Blood Cells Wiping Me Out (ijustgotcancer.wordpress.com)
- Day 26- I Had My Port Put In For Chemotherapy Today (ijustgotcancer.wordpress.com)
- Day 28-I Had My First Day Of Chemotherapy (ijustgotcancer.wordpress.com)
- Day 32- Chemotherapy Is a Bitch! (ijustgotcancer.wordpress.com)
- Day 27-I Had A Chemotherapy Class Today (ijustgotcancer.wordpress.com)