A Good, Old Fashioned Ass Kickin': Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Due in large part to the steroids that were still in my system on Thursday night, I was a little cocky about how I would handle the first round of IP chemo when I wrote. Simply put: the first half of my first round of IP chemo kicked my ass. I've been pretty down and out since going out for a 30-minute walk last Friday morning (must have still had some leftover steroids in my system...) but I'm fighting my way back slowly but surely.

I really can't tell you what I did on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday other than sleep. Really. Sleep is about it as I barely ate or drank anything the whole weekend. Yesterday, I showered in the morning for the first time since before I headed in for treatment on Wednesday morning. Yes, you read correctly, I had not showered since Wednesday. Totally gross, I know. Of course, the whole process was so exhausting that I had to get back into bed and rest for about 15 minutes afterwards.

Today I've had my most productive day since my treatment. I've showered, changed the sheets on my and my mother's beds, vacuumed my room, made a few phone calls related to my upcoming "33 and Cancer-Free" birthday party (much more on that later...), ate both breakfast and lunch (a big accomplishment for sure!), and am now FINALLY posting an entry after a several day sleep-induced hiatus.

I don't know when I'll get around to posting the pictures from my last treatment but I'll get them up sometime soon. Tomorrow it's back to the hospital for another treatment (Day 8, you know...) so no telling when I'll be back with another update. Hopefully, this one won't knock me down quite as hard as my last!


  1. Am thinking of you and wishing I could be there to give you a hug.

  2. Keep on keepin on Jennie! Tell that loaner doggie to lift your spirits :-) Andy

  3. Rest, rest, rest, Jennie. I know this is brutal but you'll get through it.

    Good luck tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you.

    Emily in Phila.