Wednesday, September 27, 2006

My chemo holiday ends today

I start my new treatment protocol tomorrow morning. This chemo is on a 3 week cycle as well. It's administered over 24 hours, but the good news is that I don't have to stay in the hospital. Instead, they hook me up to a pump and I can go home almost immediately. Home Care will come on Friday to disconnect me. This chemo has fairly minimal side effects - they're pretty much the same as the last chemo and again, I'm happy because apparently the nausea is pretty minimal with this one. I do have to go to Toronto to get this chemo - thank goodness for supportive friends and family!

Please keep me in you prayers tomorrow. I'm a bit anxious about this. It's been a while since I've had chemo. My hair is growing back (although there is a very good chance I won't lose what little I have) and my energy is returning. I'm dreading the low energy, the low blood counts (and watching for infections and being wary of crowds) and the general feeling of "yuckiness" that you get when you go through chemo.

11 comments:

Karen said...

Continuing to pray for you Annette!

Love, Karen (Connor's mom)

Anonymous said...

Good luck tomorrow Annette
Please know I am praying for you.
Shawn

Michelle said...

good luck tomorrow; will be thinking of you and praying this goes as well as hoped for!

Christina said...

We will be thinking of you!

Chris said...

Best wishes to you, Annette.
Big, big hugs,
Chris (nana's mom)

Kris said...

Good luck with this new adventure in chemo! I hope that it doesn't wipe you out and that it is effective for you. Think about you always. We do need to get together sometime again!
Love,
Kris

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to read you start on another treatment.
My prayer is that you will find God right beside you to help you through this and to bless this treatment to bring healing.
John V.

Mauzy said...

Thinking of you!

Debra said...

Hope all has went well for you as you started you treatments yesterday.

Hugs to you
Debra and Hope

mum2brady said...

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Annette. I hope it went well today....

Anonymous said...

Hi Annette, Trust your day went well. We keep praying for 'Cousin Annette' ... and family. Love, Alice