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Throat is sore. Have to clear my throat a lot. My nose is stuffy and my voice feels tired, is scratchy. 🤧

  • But am good, even though I had to reschedule my Pet Scan & another appt.

Look forward to curling up w/books, doing some writing- finally, & watching some movies! 🥰

I wish I could express how incredibly tired & over- whelmed I am physically, emotionally and mentally. Diagnosis 2020- trying to get treatment and moving out of apt. 2021- treatment finally in mid/late 2022- and now 2023, covid for several wks. before chemo wrap up, and more appts./treatment(s) to keep me well beyond chemo and initial treatment. Not sure how much I have in me to go on at times… or even if I want to. I just try each day…

Massive feels…

So in theory, i’m done w/chemo, pending pet scan 1/31 & dr. visit to go over results.

Haven’t done anything to celebrate- would love to do virtual shin dig or whatnot but seeing this reminds me I need a pick me up, people, & the goofy stuff people do & say to show they care.

P.S. there’s also a weighted Eeyore that sighs on website. I tried to get one to take w/me during chemo, but no dice- for various financial reasons & the damn website wouldn’t let me use coupon/discount/whatever it’s called!

https://www.buildabear.com/pumpkin-spice-and-everything-nice-box/230412_30765_30837_30767_30769_30028_30027.html?sc_cid=psoc%3Afacebook%3ADPA&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=psoc%3Afacebook%3AAdvantagePlus%3A20221007%3AUS%3Aco%3Aacq%3A1%3Abw%3Ageneral%3Anull%3Anull%3Astat%3Anull+Campaign&utm_term=US_Facebook_ACQ_Product_Purchase_AdvantagePlus&utm_content=iUnit%3ACAR%3EiTheme%3AProductFlat%3EiCategory%3AMutli%3EiProductStory%3ADABA%3EiProduct%3ADABA%3EiVar%3AProduct-Tag%3EiTxt%3A1+-+Copy&fbadid=23851106237320328

😔 🤗 💜 😭

Has happened after last round of chemo & this current, and hopefully- last round- round 6.

There are a lot of meds i take the days after chemo- 10 pills 4 days after; then 9 pills 5 days after; then 4 pills the rest of time after chemo.

What adds to pill count are Prednisone (tue. through sat.) & nauseua pill i take 4 days after (tue. through fri.)

Ugh, will be happier when i take less pills & have less appointments.

UPDATE: many thanks to my oncologist for prescribing antibiotics to help fight covid, while i also fight cancer.

Am feeling a lot better than when i got sick on 12/24- yeah i’ve been sick THAT long!

Tue. will be round 6 of chemo- should be my final round.

Then later on i’ll have a pet scan & dr. will look at results & determine next steps.

Given my lymphoma stems from my bone marrow transplant in 1978, there will be more appointments & treatments, etc. to help keep me well.

https://gofund.me/e46025c6

Chemo & beyond…

Appreciate the time I had off. Appreciate the time I had to attempt rest- even if real rest didn’t happen that easily or very much. However, I need income coming in (for myself & for my family), so back to work I go…

Appreciate the support & well wishes given!

  • I’ll still do fundraisers given that:
  • I have At Least 2 rounds of chemo left- will know more Tue. 12/13.
  • After Chemo, I will have more tests, etc. to see how my bone marrow factors in to my health & to keep cancer at bay, etc. (Basically, ongoing maintenance)

Chemo, Round 5…

First time since chemo began i feel queasy. At home eating mexican rice my mother made & drinking 7 up w/ice.

Need good vibes!

From what i was told today, i only have 1 more round left- jan. 3

Back to Work…

Appreciate the time I had off. Appreciate the time I had to attempt rest, even if real rest didn’t happen that easily or very much. However, I need income coming in (for myself & for my family), so back to work I go…

Appreciate the support ; well wishes given.

* I will still do fundraisers given that:

– I have At Least 2 rounds of chemo left- will know more Tue. 12/13.

– After Chemo, I will have more tests, etc. to see how my bone marrow factors in to my health & to keep cancer at bay, etc. (Basically, ongoing maintenance)