I am emerging from the fog of chemotherapy for a few minutes, just to let you know that I am still here. Chemo Day #1 went as well as it could have gone. It got off to a rough start with 3 different nurses trying 5 different times to start an IV, but after that it was uneventful, long, and slightly boring.
As predicted, I have not felt well in the last few days. I am nauseous, but not throwing up. As long as we stay on top of the nausea medications, they seem to be doing their job of managing those particular symptoms. I am extremely tired, and I sleep a good deal of the time. I don't have any energy, but I trust that some of that will be restored in the next few days. Headaches come and go. Goliath was startled when he walked in and I was wearing a cool gel mask (helps with blood flow to ease headache pain). He said softly to Hubby, "Daddy, Mom looks like Zorro, only with a blue mask." I am supposed to be drinking a lot of fluid, but I'm having trouble getting it all down. I woke up this morning with that infamous metallic taste in my mouth--ick! A friend suggested hard candy, specifically Life Savers, to help with that, and it turns out that she was right.
The three little cowboys seem to be doing fine. They are enjoying quality time with their dad and their tireless Nana! We know that the hardest days are still to come, and we so much appreciate your prayers for our family as we put our faith in the One who goes with us.
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrifed; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9