Status Update: Back to Chemo

9 08 2011

I’m just now back from a day of chemo. Tuesdays are always the long day of the week, with three back-to-back-to-back infusions. My blood counts were well within range, no fever, all vital signs were good. Whew!

I’m so very pleased that I was able to return to my chemo regimen and get back on my schedule of fighting and beating this beast. I’ve been off/unable to have chemo since the end of June. We are back on track!

My bff Jennifer Amprim Wolf just dropped me off at home. She sat beside me all day and I shared a new-found secret with her: there’s a room in the chemo infusion center with heat/massage chairs…today was a “slow” day, so we were able to snag that room — and the chairs! Score!

Jennifer is walking the Susan G. Komen Three-Day for the first time this weekend in my honor as well as for others who have fought or are currently fighting the breast cancer battle. Go Jennifer! She has trained long and hard for this weekend. Please send prayers of sustanance and good fellowship her way. What a trooper!

Someday very soon, I hope to be at a place where I can do the Three-Day alongside her and my many other friends who take on this challenge every year. I will be touching base with Jennifer over the weekend to see if I can pop in and walk beside her for a short distance. Seeing a sea of pink is always uplifting and inspiring, if not downright euphoric!

But until then, it’s off to bed for me so I can recover from today. If I get a few hours in, I may feel well enough to spend some time with Don and Theo this evening. Low-key time. Maybe Theo and I will be able to watch the second half of Scoobie Doo and the Lake Monster, which we began watching last night.

Thursday’s chemo will also knock me down, but not quite as hard. Rest, as difficult as that concept is for me, is what I must do now.

Copyright 2011, Amy Rauch Neilson

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6 responses

9 08 2011
Laura

Rest up Amy. Glad to hear you’re back on track and good news on vitals and no fever! Get some rest and hopefully spend some time with Theo and Don. Scoobie Doo sounds perfect!! 🙂

9 08 2011
kiapet51

I am very glad to hear that you are back on a schedule. hhhmmmmm,….chemo with Jennifer Wolf….there must have been some laughs. Praying for Jenn and the other girls on the team.

9 08 2011
Jennifer Wolf

Why, Deb! I’m shocked that you would take such liberties and assume there would be any shenanigans to be had with me around! Highlights of the day include such things as, *AT&T People, and “It’s a purse.” Go ahead…try to figure that out! 🙂

9 08 2011
lori

I am shocked and amazed that you can spell – rest or relax! You are making progress (grasshopper)

9 08 2011
Laura Kasischke

Rest! Rest! And you are loved!

13 08 2011
margaret jarose

Hi Amy, Our family is following, your family/ our thoughts are with you always, keep us posted, and always enjoy your comments, re: your treatment.
makes our days seem a lot smaller in just every day events we must keep up on, seem less significant, and we try to appreciate “every day”
aunt margaret & uncle bob/ ( all in the family) Rauch & Jarose

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