Six days after 1st chemo

After much debate over whether or not to go to Maine, I am so glad we went. We had a great but short trip filled with lots of laughs, some hiking and leaf peeping, and a dinner at a little micro-brewery Saturday night.

I'm so happy, and a little reluctant to say, I feel great! I'm not sure what to expect every day, but I'll take this. I have made it through the first six days with no nausea. The six or seven meds did the trick. Yesterday I was a little achy but I think that was from a med to boost my bone marrow and get the white blood cells pumping again.

I have been taking the boys to school, going to school board meetings, and having coffee with friends... all while waiting for a significant change. I will take status quo.

Tomorrow begins the Nadir period: when my white blood cell count will be at its lowest for 7 to 10 or 12 days. So, I'm going to pull back, taking the boys to school and then returning home to lie low. Apparently, this is a deceptive time as I should feel pretty good but my immune system will be weak. By the time the 30th rolls around, my white blood cell count should be up and ready for round two.

Thanks to all of you, once again, for your notes, calls, thoughts and prayers.

:) Staying strong, Linda