Saturday, December 12, 2015

A hard week

Even if I often write about my treatment for cancer in a light vein, it doesn't mean I don't take it seriously.

This was not the best week.

Between my low white blood cell count, my burning hands and bloody noses, I did get a one-week reprieve from my next dose of taxol. And yes, I did miss the time with the wonderful nursing staff. And it will delay the finish and my reward of time in Argel├Ęs as well.

I also felt really, really tired all week long.

I had to keep chanting my positive list.
  • Great hospital
  • Excellent affordable medical system
  • Great nurses
  • Great doctors
  • Not metastasized
  • Preventative
  • Loving husband to support me 
  • I have everything I need including food, shelter
  • No one is dropping bombs on me
  • I've come a long way since the lumps were found in early June
  • I can see the end of chemo
  • I've done radiation before
Maybe it helped. By Saturday I was able to do a writing workshop and then go to lunch with my husband to a place that was new to him, not new to me. Chez Cousine has a limited menu but good and profiteroles for dessert.

Seven more treatments.  

I can do this.


  1. We are just beginning this journey, as my sister Jaye starts her treatment just after Christmas. All the reassurance in the world from the medical staff is not removing the fear of not knowing what will actually happen. Good to feel your positivity, and I know you will get there because of it...bless you

  2. Sending you encouragement...beat it, just beat it...YES you can!