Breast Cancer - Update 1

I said I would update you on my progress — and here we are. My first update post-first chemo. I will try to write when I feel well enough to do so. Thank you to all who have helped me and embodied the mantra of “In this family no one fights alone.”
8-20-2020
Week one of chemo is behind me and it was no joke. I must admit I was anxiously excited to get my treatment underway. It was very tough knowing I had cancer cells attacking my body and having to wait a little over a month to begin treatment was a mental struggle. I can’t tell you how many times I felt to see if the lump had grown larger.
I had my first dose of poison last Tuesday. My team of doctors and nurses had prepared me for what to expect, or tried to prepare me anyway. They said I would feel okay the day of and the day after chemo and then I would feel lousy days 3 and 4. They did not lie! I went from feeling slightly constipated and nauseous on Wednesday and Thursday to having a headache that would not quit Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I tried everything, I mean everything, to make it stop. Trying to stay positive while your head is pounding is no easy task. Finally, relief came Tuesday morning!
Thankfully, I have a whole week before I return for round 2. You never know how much you appreciate feeling good until you feel not so good. I am going to take this time to look for a wig so I am prepared for the dreaded hair falling out, put some of my affairs in order and enjoy my family and friends and even a few glasses of wine before the next storm hits. If anyone needs any Netflix recommendations, let me know. I started Lucifer this week and am enjoying it. It is fitting after all with all my prayers and cursing this past week to the powers that be ; )
Thank you for all your love and support. I feel it and am so grateful for all of it.
Loren

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