Welcome to day 8 of my 31 days series. I can't believe an entire week has transpired! The week has flown by but I won't pretend, blogging every single day hasn't been a real workout, it has! I haven't watched one episode of Murder She wrote or pinned one image all week! :) I guess something has to give right? ;) I have orders and shipping to do today, but I did want to share with you what the doctors have told me about the next step in my battle.
Do you like my wig? I don't think I've shown you very many pictures with it on, just when I first picked it out. I have not worn it very much at all this summer, it was so hot, but now that the temps are cooler, I welcome it's warmth. I almost look normal!
Last week, I had my doctor's appointment to talk about what we are going to do next. The current regimen of chemotherapy is not working so it has to change. So I will be starting a different drug to try to kill the cancer. It will still be intravenous, but not four different drugs for a solid week every month like before.
This is a different route than I thought we would take, we've never even talked about this drug....and of course I can't remember the name right now. On the 10th, I have to go through chemo ed again to talk about the side effects and what will me happening to my body.
I'm trying not to worry too much, once again pushing off into uncharted territory. I just have to keep stepping up, keep going. On the 15th I start the new drug, at first everyday for one week and then one day a month after that. So the week of the 15th I'm a little worried, the doctor did mention vomiting and nausea as side effects...he told me more, but it started going in one ear and out the other...more vomiting? More nausea? I really don't like those two.
On the bright side, this new drug will not effect my hair, so it will start growing back...as a matter of fact I do have fuzz. Fuzz people!! I would love to show you a picture of my fuzz, I'm so darn proud of it, that my hair remembers how to grow...but I doubt I've got the nerve, although I seem to be baring the bald over on instagram, what's the difference?
SO, I'm also disappointed at the thought of not completing my challenge here, this series...I know that it is the least of my worries, but I really wanted to do this...this was my 'I can do this even with cancer' challenge.:) We will have to see, maybe I will be alright...maybe the side effects will be easy on me. I know you all won't be mad at me if I miss a week or so. I will, however, talk to you tomorrow...I've got till the 15th!