Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Here We Go!

Well spring break is over and we are on the down hill slide to summer. This spring break went pretty well. It was a successful "stay cation." I took the kids to OMSI, played miniature golf, went shopping at a few malls and Nick took kids to the mountain. We ate out entirely too many times, got to see how wonderful life can be with so many people to love and support us and will literally walk in the rain for us, saw Wicked, had sun for Easter and had my first treatment. All in all a good break.

Except for the treatment part.

Just when I think things are feeling normal, something with this cancer reminds me that "normal" has changed. And this first treatment was a little rough. I received my first dose of herceptin through IV. Granted it isn't the knock down drag out hard core chemo that some receive. But, it is still pretty hefty stuff. And of course, I got all the joys of some side effects that only happen to a small percentage.....like sweats, chills, fever, nausea, and other unmentionables. But the worst was the headache that lingered for a few days. I don't function well with a headache. They say the next dose should be better as the first dose is like triple strength. I go back for that in a few weeks.

In the meantime, I go in tomorrow for my oopherectomy and port placement. Oopherectomy is a big word for having my ovaries out. (got to stop that estrogen!)And the port placement will make my future IV treatments easier so they don't have to constantly be finding a vein to stick. Unfortunately, it will be just another constant reminder of the cancer I have. I considered not doing it. But the pros outway the cons here. It will just make some things easier. Who knows how many IV treatments I will need down the road.

That's about it. I have so much to say but my eyelids are heavy. I will just leave with this..... Isaiah 12:2 "Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation."