It's been almost 4 weeks since starting my lower doses of chemo. I'm finally up to half a pill a day. I'm thrilled that the side effects have been pretty minimal. The biggest hurdle has just been feeling so gosh darn tired all the time, but other than that, it's been great!
I looked at the tumors this morning after I showered and can see a significant difference in their size since the last time I saw the oncologist. He said that I should see any further shrinking till I'm back up to a full dose, and yet he's wrong......again. Normally you don't want your oncologist to be wrong, but in this case, I'm SUPER thankful he is. =)
Our family has been getting showered with blessings this past month. My parents and my brother each gave me $1000 to help with medical bills. That pretty much got us up to date with what we owed the Dr.s thus far. A few weeks ago some friends from high school dropped off three big boxes filled with tons of food, goodies to make chemo easier, and a gift cert for 4 full house cleanings by a professional.
Then last week and this week our church got word of my diagnosis and people have been coming by dropping off dinners. There is so much food in the house it's insane! A lady from our church also knitted me a lap blanket to keep warm!
I'm completely overwhelmed by all the generosity shown to our family. It's been mind blowing. It's made me realize that when I'm over this life hurdle, I want to get more involved and help others as well. Something as small as making a meal for someone can be such a huge blessing and I want to be a part of that.
I see the oncologist on April 3rd and will report back when I've got some more info.