Thank you for your prayers and good intentions. I made it through chemo without getting sick.
However, I was passed out for the entire process. Before I got chemo at all, I talked with Mike (who I sometimes see instead of my doctor) and started to feel nauseous. So I took an anti-nausea med right then. About 10 minutes later, I was feeling nauseous again. He warned me that if I took another med, I would pass out. I warned him that if I didn’t take another med, I would surely vomit.
After that, I did make it to the chair in the infusion room, but the next thing I remember is my nurse waking me to say that it was time to go. She also joked that I was so passed out that someone thought I was dead and came to find her. Makes me wonder how often someone actually dies while getting chemo.
Thankfully, that wasn’t my fate and I am still here. A few days later, my white cells dropped (a side effect of chemo) and I caught a chest cold and lost my voice. I’m going on four days with no voice. The kids don’t seem to notice – they will be on another floor of the house and yell things like, “Mom, call me when dinner is ready.”
I’m scheduled for a CT scan on Friday, but between the drinks required and the contrast injected into my body during the scan, that can’t help me heal from this cold. Plus, my frequent coughing makes it hard to stay still for the pictures. So I will postpone that study. More to follow…
Sending my love and gratitude,