That’s right I am on chemocation. What is that you ask? This week is my week off of chemo. I only get one week off a month so this week is like a vacation for me. This is the week I get to be 100% parent. This week will be spent with my kids making up for all the time I didn’t get to spend with them. This week will be all about quality time with them. I am like a sponge soaking up all their attention! I can’t wait!
I thought I would explain what happened last week. On Tuesday I got chemo and my Xgeva shot. Then on Wednesday I got a Nuelesta shot along with a shot that helps me make red blood cells (can’t remember what they called it). For a needle diva that is a lot of shots! When they tested my blood they found that I was very anemic. Raising the red blood cells will help with that. Boy did I forget how painful the Nuelesta shot was! On Thursday and Friday, every time I got up from a sitting or laying position my whole body would throb pain for about ten seconds. The pain was so bad at times I would see stars when I stood up. Once up however it would stop. I am encouraged because I still have not had the horrible back pain that I had prior to chemo. Hopefully my chemo ninjas are attacking all that cancer!
My bad days seem to be Thursday and Friday. So I have decided that the weekends and my chemocation will be all about me and my kids. I want to make up for when I don’t feel good and doing special things with them is going to be priority. With the new year upon me one of my resolutions is to make many memories and don’t take any of the time I am given with them forgranted. I thought I was going to go a long time without having to fight this again so I slacked on this. Did anyone else make any resolutions?