Friday, June 26, 2009

Chemo # 3 - day 4

Is it Friday already? I have slept most of the time since chemo on Tuesday. I am officially half way (3 down, 3 to go). I am still very weak and tired today, but I've tried to keep eating over the last couple of days so am hoping my energy comes back quickly (today would be nice). I started the neupogen injections today again (for 5 days, same as last time).

"Hate" is a strong word. I hate chemo.

Sad about Farrah Fawcett, who died yesterday after a 3 year battle with cancer.


  1. Wow - halfway there! That's a milestone!

    Girl - I'd be surprised if you weren't weak and tired. There is no where you need to be but where you are. So, just rest and be in the moment.

    I remember when (in 2000) I had my thyroid destroyed by radiation. I had never before felt so exhausted and incapable of doing anything but sleep. My one goal each day was to have a shower - that was it.

    Brings tears to my eyes to remember that time ... it was a dark period (a blip on my path in life) ... and I got through it, with the help of family and friends.

    I can laugh about it now - some of the things - like Elisa's dad dropping in to bring me hot tea ... a simple thing that meant so much ... and my elderly neighbour walking with me up to the mailbox (not that far from the house, just a block) - it took an hour to go there and return back - she stayed with me the whole time to make sure I did make it back to the house.

    So, smile and breathe ... and just know that this is a blip on your path in life. This too shall pass ... and you will get stronger.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers ...

    Sheila, B.C.

  2. Good old Grant Park Collegiate, you had some cute boys over in that neck of the woods.

    Beth just think you are half-way there. Now you are winding down and almost finished.

    I know you hate it, I did too, but it is going to get rid of that cancer.

    Just breath Beth that is all you can do right now.

    Love Renee xoxo

  3. I have another 3 sessions of chemo too, will finish mid Sept after 8 sessions in total. I hate chemo too, hate hate hate it. Started to have fearful feelings before chemo its bad. But, you are half way through, you are beautiful inside and out and you are going to be here for a long time.... my surgeon said to me "I have just about ruined this year for you but the next 40 are going to be great.." and thats us Beth

  4. You can start counting down now ... 3-2-1 ... you'll be celebrating before you know it.

    Hang in there.

  5. dear - can you switch to neulasta instead of neupogen? you only have to get one neulasta shot - so much easier....