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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Stronger Than Yesterday

Four years ago today I had my first of six chemo treatments.  I still don't know why I feel the need to acknowledge some of these dates.  Diagnosis & cancer free dates, sure...I get that.  But start / end of chemo? The day my hair was shaved off?  Yeah, I mark those dates on the calendar.  But why?

I don't know. 

But before having had bc, I can def tell you that I never, ever would have imagined that I would do chemo, let alone survive it.  And as smoothly as I did.  I was one of the fortunate ones to not be totally sick with side effects.  No, just the hair, some taste issues, fatigue & depression.  All of which lifted by the 7th day after a chemo treatment.  Well, except for being bald, hating being bald & stuff.

So anyway....Four years ago I was sittin in the chemo chair.  Nausea meds & Benadryl, followed by Taxotere, then Carboplatin, and ending with Herceptin.  And that was basically the day. 

Four it's nothing but my way.

I hope.


Paula said...

Strangely I don't remember my first day of chemo. I do remember the day of surgery and still mark it on my calendar. I had surgery on Oct.8th and then went to the Smokey Mtns about 10 days later to meet some friends. We had planned the trip for a year so we went. So I don't remember when I started chemo but I do remember doing it. I had FU5, Adriamycin and Cytoxan and my nausea drug was a drug study that did not work. So I usually spent the first 3 days totally zoned out on something and then 4 days coming out of that. Then I went back to painting houses for two weeks. Wow. I remember the looks I got with my ball cap. So I don't think it's strange that you remember that day. It was a huge milestone for sure. And here you are 4 years later. :)

LunaTechChick said...

And you, over 22 years later!! Yay!!! Yeah, I remember all the dates. Prob cause it's the hardest & worst thing I ever did & hopefully ever will do. xx =)

sandra davis said...

I hope so too my Kimberly...luv you. Mom

LunaTechChick said...

Luv u 2!