Chemo Round 3 & Chemo brain

Chemo Round 3 begins tomorrow.

The not feeling well part lasted a lot longer than I would prefer last time. I’m really hoping I can get through the yucky feeling a bit faster this round.

Ever heard of chemo brain? Well, it is something you read about on a lot of message boards. I’ve even read some actual articles about it. Basically, people who are going through chemo can have short-term memory loss.

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Shave Party

I know, I know…it’s been awhile since I posted. To be real honest, I just haven’t felt very good. Not terrible, but not good. The fatigue and nausea has lasted longer this time around. But enough complaining. Let me tell you what happened last Tuesday…

First, this gal was the mastermind behind Tuesday. She was, as always, thoughtful and amazing in taking something that pretty much sucks (losing your hair) and making it into something that was a celebration of another step taken forward. She is the best. Seriously.

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Post-Chemo Day 12 – Feeling Great

I’m feeling great. Seriously. Completely normal — aside from the soreness of having a foreign object lodged in my chest (a.k.a. the port). Even that is not too bad.

I really felt 100 percent by Day 7, which was last Thursday. I’m on schedule to go in for chemo at 9 a.m. this Thursday morning.

Today I am seeing a lot of hair loss begin to happen. My scalp was really sore yesterday — like when your ponytail is too tight.

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Hanging in there

So, I’m on Day 4 post chemo. (or is it Day 5? Do you count the day of?)

While I don’t feel fantastic, this hasn’t been nearly as bad as I expected.

I woke up at the normal time today and went all day without sleeping – quite different from my weekend. I’m pretty sure I was only awake for about 15% of the weekend. Kudos to Alan for being on complete kid duty, including a road trip to Tulsa.

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