Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Round 3 - DONE!

There was a bit of delay in getting started this time due to the port-a-cath having a clot at the end of the line.  If you recall, the Port-a-cath is a little device insert in my upper chest/neck area when the IV for chemo is administered.  Having one of these things eliminates the need for a pik or IV. So the nurse pulled out the "medical" Drano to unclogged it and in no time we were away to the chemo races!  By the time all this was worked out I was developing a headache - Tylenol is becoming my new BFF too.  We were home by 5 in time to eat left over pizza and a "green" smoothie from the kids as they dashed to work and homework...ok, PlayStation (...Rob).  Then I crashed on the couch for a couple of hours before I went to bed. 

A word on sleep....Sleep is a beautiful thing! However, I am not sure if the fatigue is due to the afternoon at the Cancer Clinic, the reaction to the drugs, or having Reid P. tell endless stories to Bob and I OR all of the above.  Just joking Reid - we love your stories even though I fell asleep during a few of them :-D  Thanks for helping the time pass! xo

For the next couple of days I will be jacked up on steroids....then the crash comes for a couples of days after that.  At least that seems to be the trend!  I need to drink water and more water to counteract the water retention from the steroids....thank goodness I love water but I had to resort to adding lime or lemon wedge to change up the flavor.  Another thing I noticed is water tastes like tin out of my metal water contain so it is back to plastics for now.  That little change changed the flavor back to tolerable.

At the end of the day yesterday I did let out a big "waahoo" - round 3 is done!  Bring it on!

Lots of love, Shelley

P.S. BBB took Rob for his license road test this morning - SUCCESS!  This is your warning....all 3 Lowes kids are now on the road!  Way to go Rob! xo

1 comment:

  1. It was so great to have a visit with you today. It was long overdue! You look fantastic, and your positivity and sense of humour is a testament to the amazing wonderful person that you are! Take care and keep strong and thanks for sharing your day with me