Guess what? I survived my first week of chemo!!!
|Sweet surprise found on my door, on the last day of my first week of chemo|
Day 1, Before being injected with all manner of chemicals...
A week later, and I've been totally transformed...
Scary? Huh? Don't worry, it's just a bentonite clay mask to hopefully get rid of the HORRIBLE chemo induced acne... :D
So, how did it go? Not nearly as bad as I thought it would. Not saying that it wasn't and is still not bad. Currently, it is not as horrible as I expected.
The first part of the week started out good, with no side effects until Wednesday. Then began the total loss of appetite and nausea.
The nausea was worst in the mornings. On Thursday I put into effect that morning sickness trick of eating saltines before your head leaves the pillow, and it worked like a charm. :D
My appetite is still much the same. Non-existent. Which is a really weird feeling for a girl who has always had a huge appetite. And when I do get hungry, it's for things I never in my life wanted before.
Like spaghetti and apple juice. Together. ;)
I'm thinking I could live off spaghetti for the next few months. :D
Fatigue did not really set in until this weekend. But when it did, it was like I smashed into a wall. My daily two hour nap has become my best friend. :)
Yes, it has been a ROUGH week and a half. But my GOD has seen me through it. HE has granted more strength than I could have ever hoped for.
But more than that, HE has taught me so much! I have never in my life been more appreciative of good health. Trust me on this one ya'll. CHERISH YOUR HEALTH.
And cherish the little things in life your health allows you to accomplish. Like being able to wash dishes. Meet your husband at the door with a hug and kiss. Take a walk in the sunset. Bake your sister a cake. Hold your own glass of water and sip it by yourself.
I was not able to do most of those things last week.
But today has been a good day, and I have been able to do each of those. And I appreciate them more now, than I would have otherwise.
Suffering passes, while love is eternal. That's a gift that you have received from God. Don't waste it.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Have a wonderfully blessed day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. Thank-you so much for all the prayers! Keep them coming! The next two weeks will be critical, as I will be very prone to infections, as my white blood cell count will be at it's lowest. Please pray I will stay well, and no germs come my way. :)