Dang! Ive left y'all hanging for WAY too long! I've been busy being sick and all that gravy stuff. So I left y'all with how much I hated getting that bone marrow test done, and I still hate it! lol All of my other tests went great. I do not have any cancer in my bones or in the marrow so that was great news! I also had surgery to have a port installed under the skin on my right side where they will have access to get blood or run all my chemo through instead of straight through my veins.
|This is what my port looks like.|
My cancer is a stage 4. That pretty much means that I have it in more than one place. I have it from my neck down to right above my hips pretty much. I get pains in my abdominal area and my right side the most. The pain was excruciating at one point, but I think that we have got that under control now. Thankfully!
On April 8 I had my first chemo treatment. (also this day was my 8th wedding anniversary) My grandmother went with me. She was a trooper! We were there for about 5 hours. I felt good while I was there and even afterwards. Once I got to my grandmother's house I was really tired. I took a good long nap until my mom came to take me to my house to rest more.
|The best nurses ever putting a needle in to start chemo in my port for the first time!|
For the next few days I was feeling tired and weak. I didn't want to do much at all. That Friday I got really sick and didn't hardly move from the bed. The weekend came and I felt a little better. Saturday night I got a fever and had to call the nurse. I was put on an antibiotic and had to visit the office the next day. They gave me some meds and we all hoped I would be better. I was better but not completely.
Wednesday night I got really sick. A fever of 104.2 is never good especially in a cancer patient. I also had some stomach pain that I barely could stand to have my pants touch much less anything else. I was to be seen the next day at the oncologists office. They took blood cultures to make sure I had no infections. They gave me several meds through my port and the doctor was trying to figure out what was going on. He wanted to make sure that I felt better before the weekend. I'm glad he said that because heck I did too! No one likes to be in pain. Between all the meds he gave me I started to feel a little better by the time I got home. I was to come back the next day to make sure what he gave me was working and to get the results of the blood cultures. I have no infections! YAY! I was also feeling better than I had felt in about a week! So what he did was working and we were all happy!
I've gone the weekend feeling the best I've felt in a few days! I know it won't last but I'm enjoying it while I can! I have to keep a close eye on my fever when it goes up so we don't get more issues. Tomorrow I get my second treatment. I'm ready. Let's do this!