I brought my laptop and a big bag with letters to write and books to read thinking I was going to have a lot of down time…I had a lot of downtime, just not the coherent kind that would allow for productivity…Along with various anti-nausea medication they gave me Benadryl directly into my blood stream (I’m not sure why)…Now, you think that Benadryl makes you tired in pill form…This stuff KNOCKS you OUT! I got SO tired SO fast…Needless to say I will not be bringing quite so much with me the next time…The rituxan they give takes the longest part of the chemo treatment and it makes me REALLY hot, so I had to request a fan that I used the whole time…the good thing was that this time my blood pressure did not get high. Between high blood pressure and being hot I think being hot is the better choice…
Mom came to visit me at lunch and brought some breadsticks and cheese sauce from a local pizza place…
The red stuff being injected into me is vincristine…
This is my cancer angel…it was made for me from someone on Swap-Bot and I love her!
She has birds hand stitched on her body, is holding a teddy bear, has a necklace, and a glow in the dark heart…
She is also wearing a scarf for her bald head, and has wings…she is there to hold for comfort, or is safe to throw if I am feeling sick or upset…the lady that sent it to me said it could be used as a ‘darn-it’ doll to throw when I want to say ‘darn-it’
Whitney said...Hi April! I know of your blog through Swap-bot.com. I have been reading you for a few weeks and just wanted to tell you that I think you are one of the bravest and strongest people I've ever heard of. Keep up the optimism! I have awarded you with the Sunshine Award. Please see my blog if you are interested in passing this on to others. :)
Anonymous said...Hello April! So, I'm just now finding out about you cancer diagnosis. I want you to know I will be praying for you. Our son Isaac was diagnosed with a very rare form of leukemia a little over 2 years ago. His battle was horrific, but he is alive and well today. I know you will have many dark days, but God will take care of you April. You are pure sunshine to be around! I pray God's blessings over you!
Letters Mingle Souls said...I'm happy that you had a pretty good day! The chemo treatment sounds rough, but you came through it with flying colors! Yay!
I love your angel! She's awesome, just like you!
You look beautiful and I'm so glad that you got all decked out for the treatment! I think it's a great way to show your positive attitude and that nothing is going to get you down!
I finished twenty-three awareness ribbons last night. I think they turned out to be pretty cute! I'll be taking photos and posting them on the Letters Mingle Souls Blog. They'll be up in the Etsy store next week. I have about 25 more I can make. The next batch won't take so long, I promise!
Hugs to you!
4smartmonkeys said...Hugs April:)
Joyce said...You are much stronger than you realize. God is holding your hand while you go through this.
Robynn's Ravings said...What a trial, April. Your spirit is unbelievable.