1st Chemo


This is the view from my potter’s wheel when I open the garage door. I feel so lucky. The parking space is a beautiful dance floor for some exercise.
When I look out the window of our kitchen/shower the bunnies are hopping around and yesterday, I saw a hare running like crazy through the yard. In the backyard, a deer with two little fawns scurried away when I approached from my hike and in the valley next to our house, two hawks often fly high in the sky and soar on the wind. They have a nest across the valley in a big tree.

This big plate I threw on the wheel on the 3rd day after the 1st chemo treatment. I had some energy, but then after it I was completely exhausted and could hardly lift my hand or fingers to type on the computer.

It is all a very weird experience and you don’t know what to expect. It went actually all very well.
They accessed the mediport just by icing it and after the examination of the blood draw and consultation with the oncologist that everything was well, they started the infusion. In the meantime, we had quite some waiting in between, but still we were out of there by 4pm.
I have not been nauseated or sick at all. The day before already I started some and the day off I got quite some anti-nausea medication. Also, the day after, but then I stopped taking it. And I was really surprised by not being nauseated. Although, I felt crappy and tired, dizzy and a metallic taste in my mouth. I don’t have much appetite and have an aversion for certain foods, but I have enough other little goodies.

My immune system will be the lowest between the 7th and 10th day and then I hope that the level of red and white blood cell will go back up again to be ready for the next round on July the 11th!

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