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Chemo #8 (Dec 20-Jan 4)

Chemo #8 (Dec 20-Jan 4)

    Oh boy did chemo 8 go much quicker! Praise the Lord! We were home by 2:15pm.  We had some visitors (nurses) to spread some holiday cheer! That was great and and I enjoyed watching them sing and dance! I got the same nurse […]

Chemo #7 (Dec 6-19)

Chemo #7 (Dec 6-19)

Chemo day 7 took forever! Doctors had just gotten back from a conference and you could tell. I had to wait a hour between blood draw and doctor visit which is usually a 15 min wait.  We were gone 7:45am-4:30pm. I drank a lot of […]

Chemo #6 (Nov 21-Dec 5)

Chemo #6 (Nov 21-Dec 5)

If you read the chemo #5 post you know I didn’t fair well the day of chemo. This time I was a little scared going in, but I decided to up my water intake…A LOT! I probably drank about 40-50 ounces before chemo even started. […]

Chemo #5 (Nov 8-20)

Chemo #5 (Nov 8-20)

  Chemo #5 was the first one I had without the Bleomycin (the drug that can cause lung toxicity). YAY! This was the first time I got to see Dr. Ghosh, face to face, after he gave me my good news of my PET scan results […]

Chemo #4 (Oct 25-Nov 7)

Chemo #4 (Oct 25-Nov 7)

My mother in law was in town from Indiana and went to my chemo day with me. Everything went as planned. My neutrophils did tank again so I went back the next day for a shot of Neulasta. Such a pain, but I needed it! […]

PET Scan (November 6)

PET Scan (November 6)

From the very beginning I was told by my doctor we would have a PET Scan right before chemo #5 to see if it was working; and if not, what plan B would be.  Trust me, it wouldn’t be as easy as ABVD has been […]

My Blood Counts

My Blood Counts

I recently listened to most of the Healing Summit that Kris Carr put on and I felt frustrated to say the least.  I work so hard to eat an anti-inflammatory diet and educate myself on being healthier, mentally and physically.  I manage stress.  I exercise.  […]

Chemo #3 (Oct 11-Oct 24)

Chemo #3 (Oct 11-Oct 24)

Chemo #3 is complete. Nothing eventful happened the day of and I was grateful.  It took a hour longer than it should have because of a delay in my first medication arriving to the nurses due to a new system. That was frustrating, but luckily […]

Chemo Diva

Chemo Diva

Let’s face it! If I’m gonna have cancer and do chemo I damn well better be a Chemo Diva. HA! In all seriousness, as soon as I found out I had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma I searched the internet for ways to make my own wig out […]