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Chemo #12 (Feb 14-Feb 27) FINAL

Chemo #12 (Feb 14-Feb 27) FINAL

The final chemo. A Valentine’s day to remember. I knew I could do it from day one. The night I received the news it was Cancer I was ready to warrior and kick this cancer’s ass. Not everyone has this mindset and you may not […]

Chemo #11 (Jan 30-Feb 13)

Chemo #11 (Jan 30-Feb 13)

I want to make sure everyone knows that my journey of chemo is no reflection of what someone else’s journey may be like. There are hundreds of chemotherapy drugs and even more combinations. I can tell you first had that even on the same chemotherapy […]

Chemo #10 (Jan 17-Jan 30)

Chemo #10 (Jan 17-Jan 30)

This chemo seemed to go faster than many. Yay! Had 3 tacos (I know you’re shocked!), took a hour nap and was up for the evening with a slight buzz. Much better than some chemos. Woke up super early (for me) at 6am the day […]

Chemo #9 (Jan 4-Jan 16)

Chemo #9 (Jan 4-Jan 16)

Chemo 9 went fine. I’m a poet and I didn’t know it. Blood counts were up thanks to the Neulasta shot. Then they start tanking around day 5 until the next chemo and I’m at great risk for infection as I type this. So far […]

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 […]