Jun 27, 2023

I know better, but I can sleep when I’m dead. πŸ˜‚

In the last 2 weeks I managed to plan 3 birthday parties and a fathers day. I ran around like a mad woman. I took walks. I cleaned my house and rearranged the furniture. I kept myself very busy, but today it finally hit me. Well let’s be honest, I was exhausted days ago but just kept going. And this entire time I’ve been fighting headaches while dealing with body aches. But I had things to do and I wanted to do them, despite what my family was saying to me.Β Stubborn much?

Tomorrow is Chemo Round 3. I’ll be reviewing the results of my recent bloodwork with my doctor and will get to share them with you tomorrow πŸ™‚ I was nervous about getting bloodwork after my last experience left my arm hurting for weeks, but the lady did a great job this time. I traveled 40 minutes (one way) to get my bloodwork this time, but it was worth it!Β Thank you Husband for driving me πŸ˜‰

I’m not nervous about chemo tomorrow. I’m praying that my recovery time will be like last time or even better. I’m hoping to keep you all updated more often through this next round, so watch for updates on the Facebook page πŸ™‚

This last week I met with a genetics counselor. I mentioned this briefly in an earlier post. This means I have a very high chance of having both breast and ovarian cancer at a young age.Β Yep, already got it.Β It also means that I’ll have to be more diligent with testing in the future. The genetic counselor gave us more information on the statistics and help us understand what it could mean for the future. It was really helpful and I appreciated the doctor we met with. Please continue to pray that this would end with me and not passed on to my kids.

I did get some new side effects this last week, including rash & pimples on my face and head. I’ll need to write an entire post on side effects to share details of my daily struggles. But I think this is enough for now. Thank you again to all those who brought meals and sent cards. I appreciate you all so much.