Saturday marked my tenth treatment and I now have 11 treatments completed and am halfway through the intense 4 week period of my chemo! This means that I have two more weeks to get through and then will have a couple of weeks off to recuperate! Here’s how I was feeling about reaching the 2 week mark:
In the past two weeks, my parents have been so wonderful in taking care of me and some of my amazing friends have come to see me during treatment which has been great! I do not know what I would do without the support of my friends and family, but particularly my parents who do so much for me. Usually when I come home from the hospital I just want to sleep, so it has been nice to see my friends while I’m at the cancer centre getting my treatment.
Fatigue and nausea are my main symptoms of my treatment right now. During my first week my symptoms were much worse including chills and fevers but lately I feel so tired that I can barely stay awake, which is why I sometimes don’t reply to text messages or messages, but I do appreciate all of the love and kind words I have received!
I posted the above quote on my Instagram today because it’s so important to me to acknowledge that my body hasn’t given up yet, so why would I? I’m going to continue to fight this and ask God to fight this with me.
I am so impressed and amazed with my body and how it is reacting to this treatment. Some of my nurses told me that there are people who need to be wheeled in by wheelchair by their second week on this treatment and I come in every day walking happily with a smile on my face. I knew that this treatment wasn’t going to be easy, and it certainty isn’t, but my nurses keep telling me how well I’m doing which really helps. I’ve found that trying to stay as positive as I can has helped, as well as keeping a smile on my face because there may be someone at the cancer centre who needs to see a smile just as much as I do. I just found out today that my white blood cell count is down a bit, and I need this number to go back up so that everything can remain on the right track. If you could pray for me I would appreciate it!
My priest told me at church yesterday to keep telling the cancer to get out of my body. To leave. To get lost. I’m trying that. I want these pesky cells to never return and to know that they are not welcome in my body and God willing, I won’t have to deal with this nightmare again in the future.
I was talking to my friend Jeremy the other day and he reminded me that we serve a great God and through Him all things are possible. I am so confident that the Lord is working through me to fight this and for that I am so thankful. I am confident that Christ is coming alive to meet my needs through my caregivers and through those who are praying for me. I feel His presence every single day, and His love is so real. Thank you for the prayers and for the thoughts and for following my journey through a pretty disaster!
Let’s do this, week 3!