This week marks being 3/4 of the way through my maintenance phase of chemotherapy. I am in my 36th week of interferon injections.
How on earth I have made it 3/4 of the way through chemo is beyond me but I know my strength comes from God. School has been difficult this term through dealing with side effects and a lack of energy but it has been nice to be able to take some courses online as opposed to having to go to campus and sit in a structured class multiple times a week.
Also, my hair is beginning to grow back which is the sweetest thing ever and as annoying as baby hairs can be, they are also such a blessing!! Losing my hair and watching clumps of hair fall out of my head was so traumatizing to me and I know I’ve discussed this previously. I lost the majority of my hair in months 2-4 of doing interferon injections (which would be months 3-5 of being on interferon). You can see some of my new baby hairs poking out in this picture 🙂
February was full of tests and blood work and doctor’s appointments. I don’t want to say anything here until I receive my results from these tests but basically chemo is impacting many other parts of my body and my body is starting to show those effects now. I think it’s just fed up because 36 weeks is a long time to be injected 3 times a week with a drug that makes you feel sick and that’s killing the bad things in your body. I always say that it’s as if my body is saying “Hold up Mikayla, I’ve had enough of this chemo business.”
We’re almost there, body.
Slowly but surely.
I will be done these injections at the end of May and I know that time is going to just fly by.
If you could pray that these tests results show nothing too serious and pray that I can continue to get lots of rest I would seriously appreciate it!