Yesterday I completed chemotherapy treatment #3. Yay!!!!!!!! I am beginning to see that light at the end of the tunnel. So far I am feeling great. Saturday – Wednesday will be my toughest days so I am enjoying today. I just got home from getting the shot that boosts my white blood cells. That means for the next few days I will be on some pain meds as this shot creates the muscle pains that can feel like the flu.
My red blood count dropped this time around so I am now anemic. Along with the regular drugs I got yesterday I also got a 15 minute bonus drip into my iv of pure dark colored iron. I am also now taking iron supplements and for the next two Thursdays I will be making a trip back to the Cancer Center for blood tests and another 15 min iron drip each of those days. I am so glad my doctor is being proactive. It is great to no longer be out of breath when walking up the flight of stairs in our house.
I came home from my treatment yesterday and my friends had put the purple pinwheels back out on our driveway along with some purple balloons on the mailbox. Also inside there was a beautiful sign on our fireplace that was decorated in purple that said “3 down, 3 to go!” Our fireplace was decorated with purple cray paper with a purple flower in the middle and a bouquet of purple balloons. I love my friends. They are the most thoughtful friends ever.