So here's what's happened in the past few weeks...
I had my first round of chemo on March 20. The chemo I'm on has to get infused (via iv) over 24 hours so I'm admitted to the hospital. I also need to get an infusion of a drug to protect my kidneys as the chemo is very very hard on my bladder and kidneys. This takes 12 hours. So, in all, the chemo took about 40 hours in total. The chemo was rougher than I had anticipated. I had heard how they're able to control the yucky side effects of chemo with good drugs... Let's just say, we now know which drugs work for me and which ones don't!
I've seen a dietician (the same one we use for Ryan) and am working on including or increasing certain foods on my diet. I'm also starting certain supplements. Hopefully these changes will help deal with what is known as "chemo related fatigue" which I'm already experiencing.
I'm seeing an oncologist at Mount Sinai today for a second opinion. I'm hoping this doctor will agree with the protocol that I've already been given - it means I'm in good hands and then I have no decisions to make. I am so thankful for my cousin, "D". She's an pediatric oncology nurse practitioner and has been such an amazing source of information and of comfort. She knows the questions to ask and has helped me immensely. Thank you D!