We received my diagnosis on Thursday December 12, 2013, and in what felt like a crazy whirlwind, started chemo on Tuesday December 17th. We anticipate four to six cycles. Each cycle is three weeks long, and the chemo takes place on Tuesdays (so far):
Week ONE: Long chemo. I spend about three and a half hours at the hospital receiving two chemo drugs by IV. The longer of the drugs is really tough on the kidneys, so I drink lots of fluids to help protect my body. I take loads of anti-nausea meds, and so far they are working really well! For this I am very grateful!
Week TWO: Short chemo. I get the quicker of the two chemo meds, which takes only about an hour or an hour and a half.
Week THREE: No chemo. Which is good, because at this point in the cycle I tend to be really tired and my bone marrow is wiped out of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, which renders me rather vulnerable.
- Dec. 17: Long
- Dec. 24: Short
- Dec. 31: Off
- Jan. 7: Long
- Jan. 14: Short
- Jan. 21: Off
- Jan. 28 (scheduled): Long
- Feb. 4 (scheduled): Short
- Feb. 11 (scheduled): Off
oh Dear Jill…I’m sorry you have to go through such a valley. We WILL be praying with you ;with your family and friends. Trusting in Jesus’ strength… love, in Christ, Christine
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Jill. I know it’s not easy on you but I trust the Lord will carry you through it all. Love your blog and I can’t wait to read more! xx
James 1: 2-4