I have been able to manage the nausea fairly well with various medications. The last few days have allowed me to feel decent from morning up until early afternoon. I told Kent a few days ago that "I actually feel like myself" for a few hours each day. Today has been the best day yet so hopefully this continues throughout the weekend.
I have my second round of chemo next Wednesday, April 17th, followed by another white blood cell count booster shot on Thursday. I think I have intentionally ignored putting the actual dates of my chemo appointments on my calendar because I think I have felt like this nausea is never going to end. Then I saw this on Kyle's bedroom wall:
Ok, ignore the misspelled words. Clearly it is tough for an 8-year old to concentrate on spelling when changing marker colors from red to black! A few weeks ago, Kyle and his friend taped out a knee hockey "rink" in his room with masking tape along with creating many signs, photos of NHL players, tournament schedule, etc... they did a great job. Yes, he is also a Notre Dame fan.
This sign made me think that my chemo treatments are similar to sports (I think we all know the kids inherited their skill/love of sports from Kent which is why this realization is new to me!). I just need to "play like a champion", go in to each day with intent and strength and I will win. The "season" of chemo will have an end.
On that note, I still managed to torture Kent on Monday by going wig shopping followed by a "quick" trip to Costco. Of course he did not complain, the wig shopping was fairly painless and productive. Costco may have been a different story:).
Thanks again to everyone for your support, I feel like a broken record but I am AMAZED at the kindness and love we receive every day.
Enjoy the snow!