Monday, November 3, 2008

A Much Needed Break

Today, weepy from fatigue, I drug myself to chemo. And much to my surprise, my doc (very congenial today) said I have been going at this for a long time, things are looking good, and my counts are up....and if I needed a week off, I could take it. Get a break, regroup, regain, and restart next week. It was up to me, but she felt confident it would be fine to take a break. From a week of Zometa reactions, to a head cold week, to a week of exhaustion and the mystery stomach/GI nausea that only 2 serious drug could even begin to ease..I am tired.....but I wasn't sure if I wanted to take a break....and I wavered. I knew it wouldn't hurt to do the chemo, but I realized as I could barely keep my head up and not cry, that I needed a break to regain some strength. So I took it. We just did Herceptin this week. Wew.

I am sooooooooooooo worn out. I hope this helps.

She actually gave me a countdown...7 weeks. ;) (in theory - she added).
What a Christmas present that will be (8 weeks)

T-minus 7....

Any extra kindness are much appreciate this week,
sorry to everyone, I am going to have to put fun/hangout visits off another week,
Jenna

3 comments:

Susan said...

Oh - I am glad you got a break. I hope you have a good week and get to feeling a little better. Rest lots and regain your strength. 7 weeks! that's AWESOME.

sheilamiller31 said...

Jenna, i am so sorry to hear that you are having such a rough time but I hope your body is feeling better from the much-needed break. I am glad you can see the Christmas lights at the end of the tunnel and I am hoping you have a smooth trip from now to then. Sending you a hug filled with white healing light.

Jenna said...

Sheila........

"the Christmas lights at the end of the tunnel"

okay, I LOVE that....

thanks for the chuckle!