Just thought I should post a quick summary of week one of treatments. Not a whole lot of news, but folks are interested. I guess the first week went great. I have been feeling great. I actually have been feeling about the same as I did before starting the chemo and radiation. I haven't been feeling tired or sick so far. Given, it is still pretty early in the game, but I am encouraged by how things are going so far. We all know that the side effects can be cumulative as the treatments continue, but I'll tackle any side effects as they come.
Here is my favorite technique for maintaining energy--I haven't been napping or anything, b/c I don't really feel tired at the moment. However, Paige and JJ have inexhaustible energy. I have been secretly stealing some of that energy from them. I grab them and hug them and imagine myself milking the extra energy out of them and transferring it to me. It doesn't seem to actually reduce THEIR energy....but it seems to refresh me. We could all use some more energy. Plus, the kids don't seem to mind at all.
If you have kids, grab them, love them and use their energy. If you don't have kids, come on over and steal some energy from mine....they have plenty for all of us.
I'll keep you updated on treatments. Thanks for all the support and prayers.