Today marks the completion of the first three weeks of the first stage of chemotherapy. It feels good to be into this a little bit and on my way with this fight. I have had some side effects of the chemo.....fingers tips have some sensory issues, things have sorta shifted from tasting really "metallic" to really "sweet". Some would think of this as a bonus....but its not as good as it sounds. Its more like waffle syrup being on everything at all times in gross quantities. gets a little old. I have also slendered down 20 pounds which i am trying to put back on........pardon the pause here while I gnaw on this stick of butter :) And they tell me that the mane of hair on my head should not be long for this world either. But, i'm okay with that. The Commish was one of my favorite shows growing up.
The doctor also received the results of my second bone marrow biopsy. They said they saw a decrease in the number of leukemic cells.....which is a good thing and on track to what they expecteced to find. So the treatements seem to be doing what they are supposed to be doing at this point.
Happy Independence Day to everybody! The highlight of the weekend was being able to have a completely normal day on Saturday, drive to Alexandria with Hanna and Logan and meet Ronan, the one week old baby boy of my good frineds Shana and Warren Blayney. He is gorgeous and already has more hair than I will have in a few days. It was inspiring to see new life and gave me even further reason to dive back into this fight.
I head back to the hopsital tomorrow to start the 4th week of chemo. I will two pretty powerful drugs tomorrow so hoepfully they don't knock me off my feet.
I could never truly express what my friends and family have meant to me through all this. There are not enough thank you's to go around. the cards, books, food, hugs, calls, texts, and visits have all meant more than I can express. We will all fight this together....one day at a time. and, not doubt.....
ALL will be well
"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell." ---Lance Armstrong (hoping he wins it again this year)