Yesterday was round 3 (hurray! 1/2 way there!). As it turns out I am anemic so they had to administer even more drugs through my IV. I counted them up on the way home and yesterday I had 11 different drugs running through my body along with who knows how many CCs of saline (talk about bloated). Very strange to think about when I don't even take vitamins. Even though I feel a bit different I thought about what I could be feeling if I didn't have these drugs. Many of them counteract the side effects of the chemo. Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, infection, blood transfusions.....(making you sick yet?). Modern science has come a long ways since the days my mom was fighting this same disease. I feel a bit like a test tube but I am not complaining. Today I take 4 drugs orally and have one injection. Tomorrow I am down to 3 drugs, the day after 2 and the day after that only 1. I think I was the $10,000 woman yesterday (or close to it) - thank God for insurance.
I also had an ultrasound on the tumors - they are shrinking and that means this is all working. Thankful, thankful, thankful.