Round Four, I won again!
Monday was my last round of the first set of chemo drugs. My doctor stated that I was doing fine. My white blood cells are maintaining, neither going up or dropping down like they did in my first week. I'll take maintaining. It must be the extra iron that I'm taking that is helping.
I have this next week off, except for the weekly blood sample. But, they finally found a good vein, so that's where I'll direct all future needle punctures. One is so much better than three!
This week I've felt good, except for yesterday. But you have to have a bad day to replenish 'the well', so I did a lot of resting.
I'm still losing hair and rather discouraged that I will have to shave my legs before I wear shorts. What's with that! Wouldn't you think that if I were losing the hair on my head that the legs are fair game? I do. But it isn't happening.
My next chemo regimen begins a week from Monday, with a new course of treatment. Apparently, our bodies don't like chemo drugs and will build up to fight them, so the treatment is changed in order to get all the cancer cells. Only this time, instead of every other week, it will be weekly for twelve weeks.
On this last round, I did feel that bone-chilling cold during one of the medications, but it wasn't as bad as the second round of chemo. As you walk around the treatment room, most of the patients are bundled up. So, I'm not the only one who gets the chills.
The only bad thing, is that the cold chill stays with you. I can't seem to get warm enough.
But, there are sweaters that can be donned, or my favorite, a sweat shirt.
The dh is still very protective of me. Plus, he does sweet things like putting a white rose on my keyboard while I'm snoozing away. It must be love.
How lucky can one girl get...
It's all good.
Labels: Breast Cancer