Day 90 - 1/7/19
Over the hump!!!
Today is the 4th chemo treatment – only 2 more to go after this one!
I am thankful that I was able to sleep a little last night. For the last 2 treatments I didn’t sleep at all the night before, so I was a little luckier with this one. I only got a couple of hours of sleep, but it helped because I don’t feel so jittery this morning.
Breakfast and morning steroids start my chemo day routine. Then it’s nausea medication and lidocaine—to numb the port area for the infusion. This wraps up my morning routine before we head out of the door.
Nothing extraordinary happened today. It was a pretty routine session: labs, met with PA, 4 hours infusion time… I'm guessing I've gotten used to the 4 hours because it doesn't seem as long as it did during the 1st session.
Only 2 more sessions after this one! It’s hard to believe that this is going so quickly, even though it doesn’t feel like it when the chemo effects hit me. I’ve gotten used to it all, but it still does not feel good. It’s helping me to count down the number of treatments left.
After infusion, we stopped on our way home and had a late lunch. Now that my belly is full :), I’m just ready to lay down for a while.
I sleep for a couple hours and then it’s dinner and evening steroids. Before ending the day, I have to make sure I’ve gotten all of my fluids in, and I take more nausea medication. For the next 3 weeks, I’ll be focused on “2 more treatments to go!”
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10: 13 NIV