On tap for July

I have finished chemo treatments! Now I’m waiting for side effects to subside, including tiredness and mild neuropathy (numb feet, sometimes painful). As a method of keeping one alive, I suppose chemo must work or they wouldn’t do it, but only the desperate should attempt it.

Yet to come this month, radiation will start with a “simulation” in which the machines are set up and my person is tattooed with marks for lining things up. Then I will start the course of 30 treatments. That means 5 times a week for 6 weeks. We expect that to begin around July 22 if all goes as planned. Fatigue and skin problems at the site are the big nasties with radiation.

In the meantime, hysterectomy is scheduled for July 17. Recovery is not too bad, no lifting (even laundry) for 6 weeks with no gym for 8 weeks given the type of gym I will resume ASAP. I am grateful to have it overlap the radiation, to compress the inactivity. I do have some physical therapy on offer, and that particular therapist will serve me very well restoring me to the life I’ve lost touch with since March.

This week I shaved what remained of the hair. It was still coming out and very patchy. Clean slate, no purple dye etc. We’ll see what comes back.

3 thoughts on “On tap for July

  1. Hey! Sweetie, I continue to enjoy your blogs! You write so well and you are making progress. God is good! Love you much. B

  2. Praying you through this with much love. May you feel God’s arms surrounding you every day 🙏🏼❤️

  3. So, no unicorn poop? The glitter was awesome😄
    I’m glad you have a short rest before the next wave of crap starts, and that they can overlap treatment and recovery a bit. I will be thinking about and praying for you often throughout this season.

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