“Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” Scott Adams
Chemo session number one- the first day was long. We arrived to do lab work and fill out questionnaires for the study. After the 6 tubes of blood they took yesterday, I was caught off guard by the 10 more she took right at the start. They accessed my port which was a breeze and I got anti-nausea for the first go around. Then I got some benadryl with it and oh my drowsy here.
Next came the big unveiling of the actual drugs I was getting... I got the TDM1, which is the experimental drug, along with either a placebo, or pertuzamab. This is what we had hoped for, now if only we can find out if its placebo or drug I am getting along with the TDM1. I can't really say I experienced much of any discomfort. It really was just letting the drugs drip in and then having observation time in between.
At 3, since I was still being observed, the Psychologist I was going to see, came to see me instead. Speaking of kindness, I have no benefits for mental health on my insurance policy. I know... But, she was undeterred. She is working it out so that I will get seen anyway. Wow, I'm bowed down by so much these days and pray that the good Lord continues to keep me worthy and humbled. My Eucharisteo journal is getting filled up with goodness after goodness, or Godness after Godness, as I am more prone to think these days.
It was close to 5 pm before I even got home, and wow, I was tired.
Just for the occasion yesterday, I wore my new necklace, in honor of another woman battling stage 3 breast cancer. My neighbor Kari gave this necklace to me and the woman's name is Jodi, and her sister Joy made the necklaces as a fundraiser for her sister. If anyone else would like to purchase one of these hand stamped necklaces let me know. She said she would be happy to make some.
Here are some of the first few photos I've gotten of friends and family wearing their breast cancer hockey laces bracelets in my honor.
Way to rock the bracelet Alex!
Katelyn, a relative in South Dakota sporting her bracelet.
Um, hello, take that Cancer!! That's my idea of standing up to it! Thanks Elizabeth!
How cute are these kiddos? Colton's hockey team wore the pink shirts at their banquet last night. I couldn't attend as my white blood counts are due to drop and I will easily pick up any bugs going around. But so glad friends got a few photos to share. And Colton, who was a little averse to wearing pink? Wore his pink shirt to school today!
My spirits remain high, although I have some nausea and fatigue today. So I am taking it easy. Please know I read all my email, and will try to reply back in a timely fashion, but forgive me if something slips by me on occasion. Thanks for helping me Fight like a girl!