I am not sure how I was expecting to feel, but the way I felt today was not it. I was expecting to feel worn down, tired, nauseated. After battling insomnia for 2 hours last night (BTW, there is nothing good on TV between 3 AM -5 AM. Thank goodness Early Today finally came on!) I woke up at 7 AM and felt energized and ready to tackle the day.
I went to work today and worked a 7.5 hour workday. I am not sure if it is the steroids that I am taking that are pumping me up, or if I will crash tomorrow, or if this is all a good sign of things to come throughout my chemo treatment.
It was nice to get out of the house, not be at the hospital, and have other items to distract my mind for a bit today. I like a routine and was glad to get a piece of my usual routine back today.
I had a bit of a headache last night - a side effect- of the nausea prevention medicine however it was gone when I woke up today. My face and chest have a bit of a reddish color while my arms and hands look really washed out. Not the ideal tan from the sun goddess that I am :) I guess these are all odd side effects of the AC chemo drugs that I have for the next 3 treatments.
I can't keep saying thank you enough for all the calls, emails, texts, etc that all my family, friends, and co-workers have sent. It is great to hear the words of encouragement, the stories of how their loved ones got through their battle with cancer, and how my strong and positive attitude will prevail.
OB Team- Thanks for the beautiful flowers that arrived at the office today. What a beautiful way to brighten my desk for my first day back.
Aubree and Taylor- Your flowers are still being held hostage at the neighbors' house. Hopefully we can retrieve them tomorrow.
Love to all,