…So it seems like a good time for an update!
Let’s see…it appears we are on the other side of the Yeh Plague 2020. According to several sources we should be beyond the contagiousness and everyone is fever free. Everett got hit the hardest- besides the rashes he also ended up with the worst cough, worst fatigue and even had his fever go away for like 36 hours only to return randomly for another few hours. He seems to be steadily improving now and Emory and Edda are good- Emory just has a mild cough.
As for me- I have never in my life washed my hands so much- but between hand washing, wearing a mask, sequestering the sick kids for several days in one area, diffusing oils, lysoling often (yes, LYSOLING is a verb even though my computer does not agree with me) and taking Tamiflu as a preventative- I am healthy as of today.
And speaking of today…today I saw my oncologist for my usual 3 week follow up that I have the week of chemo.
You may remember that last time my doc could not find my tumor or ANY lumps at all in my breast- and my lymph node that has been around 3cm at the time of diagnosis was only about 1 cm. I was a little anemic and my liver enzymes were slightly elevated- but nothing unusual for chemo.
Today- my blood work looked good. My liver enzymes were back into the normal range and everything else looked fine- some low areas and high areas but good for chemo.
And then he examined me and tried to find that lymph node from last time…and he could find NOTHING.
The lymph node could not be found at all.
So I’ve got three more sessions to kill any little microscopic cancer cells that might be wandering around my body. Three more to go to finish kicking cancer’s ass. The first of the last three is this Thursday and I have another amazing chemo date set up- I’m excited!
Yes I’m excited for chemo! After this Thursday I get to say ONLY TWO LEFT!
And since all my levels look good and I am feeling really good- I am hoping this round will be easier than the last- it sucked being anemic, on my period, and fighting a bladder infection! It wasn’t as bad as number one- but it was rougher than number 2 thanks to the trifecta.
This weekend I felt so great that I took two nice long solo walks around our neighborhood- and it felt soooooo good. Planning to try to get as many walks in as I can this round- even if they are on the treadmill here at first. Exercise helps keep the major side effects at bay and helps give you more energy.
I think that is about it for now! I’ll update after round 4 and let you all know how it went. Have a great week!