Saturday, August 7, 2010

Chemo Yesterday

I had chemo yesterday and it went well with just little a bit of nausea. At home, I was gassy and ended up with diarrhea later in the evening. I went to bed my normal time and feel asleep pretty quickly. The nite was broken up with washroom breaks but I woke up this morning feeling pretty good. Even better after a couple of strong joes.

So … I’ve been thinking about all the chemo I’ve had over the years. Friday was my 31st cycle since August 2008…. 20 Taxotere, 8 Xeloda and 3 Vinorelbine … oh yes, back in 2000 I had 6 FEC.

If someone was to tell me this was going to be my future, I would have said no way and probably given up a long time ago. I wouldn’t have believed I was strong enough of a person to go thru all this.

I remember struggling at the half way mark of FEC wondering if I could do the other half, I was so puking sick. Then I struggled with 10 cycles of Taxotere, thinking there is no way I can do any more. Well I was sooo wrong about that.

So here I am, some 10 years later and 36 rounds of chemo in me and I’m ready to do whatever it takes.


Kim said...

Your comment "So here I am, some 10 years later and 36 rounds of chemo in me and I’m ready to do whatever it takes."

Humbles me.

Encourages me.


Bernie said...

Sometimes it is better we don't know what is ahead of us Daria.
So proud that we have such a fantastic Cancer Hospital with the best doctors and nurses in the world who encourage us regularly. You had a choice sweetie, and you chose to fight this day by day and here you are 10 years later, still grateful for each day you have with family and friends. God Bless you my friend and may he grant you another 10 years at least.....Hugs

Tina said...

Hi Daria! Haven't posted in awhile, but I've been keeping up with your blog.
I am amazed at your strength. Truly an inspiration to me. I don't know what my future holds, but because of people like you, I feel like I can get through anything! Thank you!
Take care!

joanlil said...

Thanks for this, Daria. I have been feeling down with a not so good result after 8 rounds of Folfox 6 and 3 of Xeloda. You inspire me to keep going - bring on ten years!

Cheryl said...

Daria, I will surely remember this Post when I have to make the choice - to chemo or not to chemo.
You are amazing!

ScheduledMailing said...

Just stopping by to check on you. You are so strong. Keep up the fight. Thank you for following my blog. I'm green at blogging so hang tight with me. Take care. Keep that spirit up :).

nollyposh said...

*You* are a-m-a-z-i-n-g! <3