Last Wednesday I started my second phase of chemo. This is scheduled weekly for the next 12 weeks. Side effects are supposed to be less intense, no nausea (yay!) and less bone/joint pain. The main side effect of this particular chemo is numbness of fingers and toes which is "cumulative" and I probably will not feel this effect for a few weeks.
The first session last Wednesday went well, I have felt pretty good. I have noticed stronger bone and joint pain but I will take that over constant nausea! My hemoglobin is still fairly low and it will take a few months to rebuild therefore I am still feeling a little tired (I have been told this will last throughout the summer).
If I understand my treatment plan correctly, I will have another small surgery towards the end of August followed by a couple of weeks of radiation. After this, I am not sure when I will be checked again to make sure my treatment plan was successful. I think it will be about three months after radiation but don't hold me to this exact plan, my brain is a little fried :)!
The kids are out of school at the end of this week and we look forward to spending time at the cabin. Bring on the warm weather, please!