Hello friends! Just a little note to let you know how things are going. If you haven’t heard – I have cancer – you can read my full story with updates HERE.
I’m recovering from my second treatment already. I’m having all the same side effects as last summer just not as intense. I wasn’t as sick going into it so that helps.
I have the same leg and body pain as before where it feels like charlie horses all over your body – my ankles and knees feel broken. It starts on the second day after and is intense for 24 hours – there’s always a sleepless, restless night then it starts to fade over the course of a few days.
My scalp gets so sore putting just putting it down on the pillow hurts. Like sharp things are pressing into your skin. That usually lasts about a week and is when my hair falls out. The good thing is I won’t have to shave my legs for the rest of the summer.
I’m having bad insomnia this time. My body is exhausted but there are times when I don’t sleep well for days at a time then sleep like a log for others.
I always try to look on the bright side of things and the other bonus aside from not having to shave is weight loss. Effortless weight loss.
I go for my third treatment in a few days then another CT scan to make sure the treatments are working. I’m having 4-6 treatments this time – I’ll know for sure how many after the scan.
Please pray I only need 4 – don’t know how much more my body can take.
Thanks again for all the support and kind messages! I go back and read all of them from time to time – they are a great comfort and hope.
Keep the prayers coming and please help if you can with my bills on Go Fund Me (click here). Any amount no matter how big or small helps. I’m eternally grateful.
BIG HUGS XOXO