So today was the day I had been waiting for for so many weeks. Yesterday I had my bloods done and stressed the whole day that they would phone me to say they were too low to do treatment! BUT here I am – my last red devil! I have just seen the Dent Doc who says I am a champion! He said all the bloods are looking really good and he is pleased about how well I am doing. He took some time and explained the next step in the chemo journey, Taxol, the next drug of choice. He said the nausea is usually a whole lot better, although apparently tiredness increases. But we’ll worry about that in 3 weeks time!
Best news is my hair should start growing in about 3 to 4 weeks. Funny enough it still had been growing except for around the sides head. I got Pete to shave it off for me on Sunday night before I got too attached to it! Even with it looking so thin and whispy, it was hard to see it go!
Today I had a bucket of warm water placed on my lap to soak my left hand in to “bring out the veins” – scary! A bit nervous about what happens when it becomes weekly treatments!
But today my focus is on reaching another milestone; which makes the prospect of a nauseas few days far more bearable!
“Listing your personal milestones is like storing a pocketful of sunshine for a rainy day.” Unknown
“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies, for the hardest victory is victory over self.” Aristotle
“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon — instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. Dale Carnegie
“Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” Charles Lindbergh
“A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.” Richard Nixon