My Little Bs Have the Big C

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Officially a Warrior in an Epic Battle

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I started chemo today.  It was an awful, terrible, no fun day.   I was never in pain, I never felt sick and I was treated really well.  But, I came in for my first day of chemo.  There are few things more awful than that (yes, I can list at least 50 right now but this is just a phrase).

I’m feel really tired, they gave me a lot of Ativan, so I’m going to keep this short.  As of right now, I’m ok and not feeling sick.  Just exhausted.  They said that because of the steroids I might feel like I can lift a car tomorrow.  I’ve been instructed not to lift cars but no promises here.  Then, by Friday, symptoms should appear and we’ll see what those are if I have any at all.  I just don’t want to anticipate it and make it happen, you know?

I’ll just share a few pictures of the day (nothing gross or graphic) just so you can see what the chemo looks like.  I just found out the other day that one of the drugs is bright red.  I’ve heard that sometimes patients find out during their first session and freak out.  I’m here to show you what you get when you have breast cancer and will be getting AC.

After having blood drawn and checkin in with the doctor, here is a little show of how the day went

First I had ant-nausea drugs.  Yes, please!

First I had ant-nausea drugs. Yes, please!

Then the real stuff.  The A.  The A of the AC.  Fun fact, it makes you pee red/pink for 24 hours.

Then the real stuff. The A. The A of the AC. Fun fact, it makes you pee red/pink for 24 hours.

The last part.  the C.

The last part. the C.

The bandage from my port surgery on Monday plus inspirational quote tattoos made by my friend Nicole, and conceived by Nicole, Lee and Loren.

The bandage from my port surgery on Monday plus inspirational quote tattoos made by my friend Nicole, and conceived by Nicole, Lee and Loren.

On my arm

On my arm

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A bandaid and we're done and going hom

A bandaid and we’re done and going home.

There’s much more to the story but I’m crashing hard and will talk more about it another day.  Good night, all.  Thank you for the support.

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9 thoughts on “Officially a Warrior in an Epic Battle

  1. Hugs from all of us

  2. Thinking about you, Carrie.

  3. Thinking of you.

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