" I implore you, my child; observe heaven and earth, consider all that is in them, and acknowledge that God made them out of nothing (ex nihilo), and that mankind comes into being in the same way..." 2 Maccabees 7:28

Monday, April 21, 2008

Cycle 2, Day 1

So today will be chemotherapy #2, day 1. Will ask Tony to do the math as to how far along (in both percentages and fractions) that makes me- math is not my strong suit. And the numbers, at this point aren't terribly encouraging.

Charity can't come today as she just got a new job, but before she left for work she went through all the things that need to be in my chemo bag before I leave- Kombucha, hard candy, ice chips, blanket and barf bucket (named Ralph) for the ride home. The anxiety is gone as I now know what to expect, although the Adriamycin portion is still stressful as that chemical is pretty strong.

Will go to 9am mass and then straight to Kaiser for preliminary blood work- if any counts are off they could decide to postpone for a week, but I don't think that will happen; I'm feeling pretty good (of course you can never tell). Then I go back to Kaiser at 1:30 for the actual infusion.

More to come later...

4 comments:

Br. Robert, OP said...

You'll be especially in my prayers today!

Anonymous said...

Tony and I are praying for you and thinking about you!

Trisha

Anonymous said...

Draw strength from the Lord and from His mighty power. (Ephesians 6:10)

John

sheshe said...

You are absolutely amazing. I truly mean that...