My 3rd round of chemo was delayed because my platelets were low. They were 96k when they had to be at least 150k, so I had to wait a week and start chemo after they went back up. Waiting that week worked!!
For those who don’t know, my chemo is 5 days of oral chemo (no having to go to the hospital and sit in a chair for hours) and 23 days off. Each session is 28 days or basically a month. I am not allowed to touch the pills, because they’re a strong poison, but I swallow them, so they sit in my stomach, which has always seemed strange to me.
As my chemo was delayed this round, it ended up working out perfectly because Sean went to Mexico fir the weekend with his high school best friend, Victor and Victor’s family. So, I wasn’t home alone with the kids on the weekend of my chemo. I also have a half marathon I want to run on March 4th, so this will push back next month’s chemo and I won’t have to cancel my half marathon!!! Win-win, right there.
So I started my chemo a week late and got through it again without getting the flu this time, like I did last month. As this is my 3rd round of chemo, I am now HALF WAY BABY!!! SO happy for this little milestone and to finally feel like I’m counting down!
This is how good (ok awful) I am at blogging and how well my brain works…I am half way through round 4 and just realized that I never “published” this one. So much for one a week!! I’ll try to be better. I have several blog posts in my head now.