Sorry it has been so long since I have updated. I appreciate so much the things that people are doing for me and I feel at this point that writing to you is one way to “give back”. I hope you all know that while you are thinking good thoughts and praying for me, I am sending equal thoughts of thanks and appreciation back to you. Thanks for the cookies, the toys, the stuffed animals, the generosity of my RCHS family (“thanks” is not enough), the cards, the meals, the visits, etc. It makes it possible.
I finished radiation just over a week ago. This morning I feel better than I have in a long time so hopefully the side effects are starting to wear off. Unfortunately the darn pain medication is so strong that I am fighting through mini battles with that as well. But, my pain (still from the surgery) is tolerable so I am very thankful.
I start my first round of chemo on April 19 (dependent on my blood counts of various factors being appropriate) and will be in the hospital for 5 days. I come home for 2-3 weeks and then go back to the hospital for another 5 days and so on. I will do that for a minimum of 4 rounds but it is possible to go to 6. So, we’ll round out the spring and summer with more fighting.
Happy Spring to all. Lots of love, Clare