Thursday, April 2, 2009

4 down, 2 to go

I have finished Chemo #4. Just talking about it still makes me nausous. I thought I would include a picture of me in the chemo chair. Not really a pretty sight, but this is what it is. I get to sit in a nice reclining chair while they dump in the poison for about 3 hours.


I wore the patch this time and it actually helped. I wasnt as near sick as i have been and I was actually able to get up a few times throughout the days. I dont know if it was the patch or if my body is just used to it now or a combo of the two, but this time was actually bearable. Im not saying I would like it all the time, but at least I wasnt in a death cloud. This time brought a lot more bone pain than in the past and it was almost too much to take. I like to use the "operation" analagy-you know, the game Operation. I get a nice little electric shock in my bones. Its beyond painful and not at all comfortable, but I still didnt do the pain pill thing. I really didnt want to, but I think I might change my mind.

So 4 down and only 2 to go. Im over half way and that is a great feeling!! Im actually feeling ok tonight. Well enough to sit down and blog anyway. Today being Easter and all, I just couldnt stay in bed all day while my family ate all this good food. My Mom brought in one of her wing back chairs to the table, and i plopped myself in the chair with my pillow and blanket. I even managed to eat a bit. Even though I couldnt do much with my kids, I think they still had a good day.
Heres to a good week!!!

4 comments:

A. Goodie said...

glad you had a nice easter sunday! Hope you feel better soon! You are still such a trooper, and we still need to have you over for a bbq or something! Let me know when you are feeling better!

twin2trip said...

Go, fight, win Shelly. Over half down.

Loved all of the pics you posted.

Hopefully I'll see you soon.

Heidi M. said...

You know what's amazing? You have had 4 treatments and your face still radiates beauty! I guess even chemo can't hide your inner beauty! Glad you're on the upside!

Ryan and Holly Gibb said...

Over half way!! Woohoo! You never cease to amaze me with your strength and positive attitude. It was fun to see the pics from your hat party. That was so much fun! We really should have a 45th ward reunion sometime.