#MyLeftBoob Day 4 Post-Chemo Update: A Season for Strength

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Cheers to my health!

Day #4 Post-Chemo Update:

A Pastor once told me that in all of our lives there will be seasons; good ones and bad. Springtime and winter. Blooming and beautiful and full of life sometimes and other times dry and barren. But we need to remember that these seasons are only temporary, just like this treatment I am going through.

And…..Wow. Never did I think I would be so knocked out from just the first treatment, yet here I lay on the couch, my self-taught therapy dog faithfully by my side. And seven more ACT treatments to go.(Adriamycin, Cytoxan, Taxol)

My oncologist said that after chemo on Thursdays, I’d feel sick on Friday, it would get progressively worse Saturday and still bad on Sunday. Then on Monday I’d start feeling a little bit better. I hope he’s right!

I’m still sore from the port placement surgery, but thankfully no bone pain from the Neulasta shot last Friday. I feel like I need to listen to my body, rest when I need to and eat what will settle my stomach which right now is only very bland foods like chicken soup or oatmeal. I had the dropsies Friday night and some dizziness but that has passed now, thankfully.

I’m about to attempt to down a healthy green kelp shake because I know the vitamins will be good for my body. Cheers to hoping it helps raise my energy and immune system, which chemo takes a toll on (which is why I need the Neulasta shots to boost white blood cell counts).

I’m so grateful to have such an amazing support system, all of your donations to help with the hospital bills, an army of prayer warriors and an incredibly amazing family who is here to lift me up and take care of me when I am feeling weak.

This battle will have to be fought hour by hour, day by day, and is certainly not what I expected. But when all is said and done, I will get through it and I will do everything I can to help others. I will raise awareness for this very rare Metaplastic type of breast cancer that only 1% of women get and I WILL win this fight!

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Thank you for your support. To donate to help me fight my battle, please click here.

Wendy 🙂

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