Chemo Diaries - Round 4
All downhill from here?
Keeping it real, this whole round has been shitty, so I'm eliminating the week by week format from here out.
My 4th infusion was on May 17th... two days before my 25th birthday. I think it goes without saying that I certainly didn't plan on spending my 25th birthday getting chemo!
Despite being a less than ideal birthday, my family and friends did an amazing job at making sure I had a special day. My mom ordered me my favorite cake from my favorite bakery back in NYC, Milk Bar. You can order nationwide via Goldbely (link HERE!) My best friend Naomi visited me and we all had fun working on a Disney puzzle together.
All in all, I'm getting to the point in chemo where I'm really starting to feel the cumulative effects. It's hard for me to walk around for a long period of time, I feel super weak, the nausea and vomiting is the worse it's been and my appetite this entire 3 week cycle has been pretty nonexistent. I'm also pretty bummed that it sounds like I won't be able to go back to my apartment in Miami till after this is all over. My counts are so low and I'm so weak that it's just not a good idea for me to be alone that far from home. While I totally understand and accept this, it's still annoying and bums me out.
The one thing keeping me positive is that I know I'm more than halfway done. It's all downhill now, gotta keep my eye on the prize!