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Monday, September 16, 2013

Second Line Treatment

Last Friday was the first day of my 2nd line treatment. I was hoping to go into it feeling emotionally strong and physically healthy, but due to some familial stressors and my recent hip surgery, this isn’t the way things went down.

I went into this dragging my emotional feet. I did NOT want to take these heavy-duty drugs again that compromise my mental state and make me feel utterly crappy. Nonetheless, last Friday, I was in the infusion chair, ready to receive the treatment that the doctor believes will give me two to three more years of progression-free existence. When you break out in a rash, have rampant fatigue, and hate the sight, smell and thought of food, thinking, “2-3 years. 2-3 years. 2-3 years,” is not necessarily the motivator you’d think it would be.

I’m several days out from my infusion and I still feel like crap.

I’m guessing that once I’m done with it and (if) I get those 2-3 years, I’ll think it’s worth it. At this moment, I’m not so sure.

**For family & friends who might be worrying. Don't. This is just an expression of my feelings at this precise moment. 

1 comment:

  1. You were on my mind all weekend, Dearie. Sending warm, comforting, healing thoughts your way, Ruth.