I thought it was time for a quick update to keep you all in the loop.
On Monday, I started chemotherapy. Going into it, I was nervous how my body would respond to the drugs. The doctors gave us hope that the side effects could be easily managed, but with the preface that each person’s body responds a bit differently.
It hasn’t been too hard on me so far–aside from struggling a little to stay awake and focused to write this update. 🙂 The doctors have been proactive about preventing the nausea and that seems to have helped a ton. It definitely has taken a toll on my energy levels. I’ve come home each afternoon and taken a nap.
Support from Rachelle, family and friends has been a huge blessing this week. It has meant the world to me. And I wanted to thank all you for your thoughts and prayers!
I think my takeaway from these first three days of treatment is this: It might be a long, tiring couple of months, but we will make it through.
P.S. I want to give a shout out to the Compass Oncology staff. They are some of the most fabulous doctors and nurses I have ever met! You know you are valued, cared for, and in great hands there.