July 2, 2010

Chemo Treatment #4 - DONE

So, they say I'm done with the hard stuff now.  Tuesday was my last Cytoxan and Adriamycin treatment and Wednesday was my last Neulasta shot!  Yay!!!!  Wednesday I was feeling pretty good, I was suprised at how good I was feeling actually.  Thankfully because it was Landon's birthday and I didn't want to be tired or sick for that!  Thursday I started to feel not so good.  Very tired and a little achy.  We tried to go swimming, actually we did go swimming, but it was pretty chilly so I never really went in.  The kids had a great time though!  Elliot showed Kate how he puts his head in the water now, Bailey swam like a fish and jumped in about 100 times and Lila, well, she's not scared of ANYTHING.  The girl just keeps dunking her face in, over and over and over! 

Thursday night wasn't so great, I started getting very achy, lucky for me I have an incredibly husband that loves me and didn't mind that I laid in bed or on the couch for quite a while!  Today, just a little nausea, but if I could possibly eat something I'm sure it would go away.  It's a vicious cycle.  Nothing sounds good, but I won't feel better until I eat something. 

My white blood counts were low this past treatment, they proceeded with the treatment anyway, but now I have a cold.  Summer colds are the worst.  Blech!

Next week I have a week "off", no chemo (and my last day of physical therapy), the following week I start Herceptin and Taxol weekly.  After 12 weeks I continue the Herceptin on a 3 week rotation for a total of one year.  So, while I've made it through 8 weeks and 4 treatments, there is still a LONG WAY TO GO.  Lot's more to look forward to!

This weekend we have some day trips planned, the weather is supposed to be HOT, perfect days to be at the beach!  I hope you all enjoy your weekend, celebrating independence day, stay safe and stay cool!


Anonymous said...

Lynnette you are almost done if you are done with the hard stuff! I would be excited about that :-), just think if you would have been diagnosed with this 10-15 years ago, I bet that it wouldn't have been as easy as it now. Try to keep eating and keep in mind that you will beat this sickness! Stay strong! God gave you the bestest family in the world to help you through this all, so praise Him for that everyday.

Tricia W.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear the positive attitude shining through in your most recent blog! What a trooper! I've so enjoyed hearing about your family and the joy you experience through your time with each of them. The pictures you shared are so precious too! You are an EXCELLENT photographer!!! So sorry about your trials and challenges through this difficult cancer fighting process. My heart goes out to you!!!! I'm sure you had a fabulous time with your family over the holiday, and I pray that you're feeling well!! We sure had a great time ourselves!!! Again, if there's anything I can do, please let me know!!! God's blessings, Karen Turner & family