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First of all, thanks for inviting me to the group. I can whine to my friends about under-going chemo and cancer treatment, but they really don't understand. It's women like you who do, because you're going through equally sucky things.

Insomnia has always been a curse, and today is my last actual chemo date. I've been awake since 3am.

Treatment won't end for another year, but this is the last of this type. Thank God, my hair will finally be able to grow back in. It still seems like a bigger mountain than the ones before. Each round has gotten progressively worse, so even if the chemical visit is done, the side-effects and symptoms last a good long time. Then once 've recovered from chemo, it's another core biopsy *shudder* and then either surgery or radiation, which both have their ups and downs, and both will make it impossible for me to do any living or traveling until after New Years. It's possible I'll be having to do radiation ON Christmas Day, which will cancel any hopes I had of going home, or visiting friends for the holiday.

Then even with surgery/radiation or whatever over in January, I still have to continue herceptin treatments for a year which will be a pain in the ass, AND I have to start working out again and spend God only knows how long trying to rebuild the muscle I've lost. It's like starting all over again. I lost 25lbs before chemo began. I've only gained back 5, but I've lost a lot of muscle. Ugh. It may be the last chemo, but the road is still going to go on for a good long time.
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On October 5th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC), zja2 commented:
Definitely thinking about you today. Give us an update when you can.

And I give you pink spoons.
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