Today was the fourth infusion of my typical two-week chemotherapy cycle — two weeks on, one week off. I have lost count of what # chemo round this was. So many infusions since I started chemo back on Feb. 1. So many chemicals that just make me so sick.
This was one of the more difficult weeks for me to tolerate physically, and I’m just glad it is over with. I’m now off until the next round begins Oct. 4. I have three Neopogen shots to get through in the next three days, so I’ll need to manage the bone pain that comes along with them. But I will. I’ve done it before. I’ll do it again.
Off to bed to sleep the worst part of this day off. Looking forward to many Happy Squares between now and the next round — including a day-long school field trip to a local apple orchard with Theo, who is snuggled in next to me right now and snoring softly. I won’t be far behind him.
As my Dad used to say, “Things always look better in the morning, after a good night’s sleep.” Amen to that.
Copyright 2011, Amy Rauch Neilson