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Friday, October 21, 2011

Second treatment down

It was a really long day as they took forever for labs results to come back from my blood work. They came back great. Chemo was a go..We were there from 8:30-3:00. because they run more meds this time, before the chemo started

But thank goodness they did... this one seems to really be going so much better.
Praying because I went into this one feeling 100% healthier then I have in years that
I am going to have a really better time then the first.

Of course I am on the first day after but I can tell a big difference. They added a couple things before they started chemo this time that they hadn't last time One of them being Emend, and I have no nausea at all...Yay!!
I cost my poor Sister Sandi a fortune in food and drinks thru the whole thing. lol

Came home and still eating like a pig..drinking well in between sleeping for hours from the meds
Hopefully today when I go back for the shot to boost my white blood count I don't have to stay hours for IV's again. Don't see why I should.

I hope it continues to go so well. My poor Mom and sister were running ragged trying to take care of me last time when I was here at Moms for almost a week.
They both were exhausted.So hopefully this time will be better on them too.

I am very shaky and not feeling "right" My eyes are bugging ..But so much better then how sick I was the first treatment.

I do have to go back next Tues for IV fluids.
My oncologist felt it would be best to do after all the problems I had last time.

Please continue to think good thoughts and prayers that I keep doing as well over the next few days .
I am so blessed

Here is a pic Sandi took during cant see half the food sitting around. It was funny how much I and drank ate.
Going to keep that up...120 I come ~


  1. You look great in your pink scarf!!! Im so glad it went better this time! Did Gram tell you I called? You were sleeping I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you :) Love you so much!!

  2. Debbi, I am so happy that you are feeling so much better, this time; and I just hope it continues. You are eating and drinking, so much better. I hope the shot, goes well and you can go out, with Sandi, and eat your big salad...Love

  3. Debbi,
    I am so glad things are going better this time around. AND that you have a good appetite. Hopefully the first infusion was the worst. Allow for more fatigue, as I think that is inevitable. But hopefully the nausea is mostly behind you.

    I love the pink scarf. It looks beautiful on you.

    Hang in there. We gals are stronger than we think we push comes to shove.

    Huge hugs,
    Your BC buddy from the West Coast,

  4. God bless you Debbi. Happy that this last treatment was more positive. Your pink scarf is great. Hang in there.

    Euni from Colorado

  5. It makes the world of difference once you can figure out your anti-nausea cocktail!

    You look great! Keep plugging along. I restart my chemo on Monday after about a month and half hiatus. So, I am nervous to see how my body reacts.

    Your courage and attitude is awesome! Keep it up!

  6. I think your scarf looks wonderful on you. Your hair will come back in and be just as beautiful as before. Although chemo may not be the funnest of days, it surely could be worse, right? This triple negative stuff is mean, so we must be even meaner - you remember that. Talk to your body everyday and tell that TNBC to leave. You keep on hanging in there and let the other green meany (chemo) do its job and make you better. We are all out here praying for you. Sending a big hug to you....

  7. Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments . I am not doing as well last night or this morning. BUT so far it is still better then the first treatment. Yep we are all fighters and we WILL make it thru this.
    Cansirboi I will be thinking of you as you restart your treatments...

  8. Hi, Debbi -

    Sorry to hear that your first treatment was so rough. I hope this second round is going a little better for you. You look GREAT in your scarf! Cansirboi is right on about finding the right anti-nausea cocktail.

    For me, my nausea feels more like massive heartburn. I take a Prilosec OTC every single day. If I skip a day or two, I feel lousy. And the steroid that you take the day before, day of and day after chemo is a "must" for me. Good luck - I will check in with you again. I have Round 4 coming up this week.

    xo, Jen

  9. Debbi, Thinking of you and hoping you are feeling better. If the nausea kicks up again, don't hesitate to call on your medical team. That's what they are there for.

  10. You're a beautiful lady as is your smile. I pray daily for you.

  11. I am so glad you are feeling better! I still just love that scarf.

  12. Debbi,

    I'm glad that day went relatively well. Hope you are feeling well. Keep on keeping on.

  13. Emend is a wonder drug! It made a big difference for me too. You'll still feel lousy, but hopefully the nuasea won't be as bad. Just rest and take it easy. Get out for some slow easy walks if you can. And keep drinking that water!
    God is with you--right by your side! :)

  14. Hang in there! My fingers are crossed that this one goes much better than the last one for you. Remember your body needs rest.

  15. Glad this round went better and yes, you do look adorable in the scarf! How did it go on Tues with the fluids? Hope things are still going well for you. My best.

  16. Sending LOVE your way debbie, Bella xoxoxo

  17. Debbi, Hope you are okay. Lots of hugs being sent your way.

  18. Thinking of you everyday and hoping that your body continues to fight the cancer and make you well again.

  19. Debbi, I drop by your site regularly to see how you are doing. We haven't heard from you in a while, and I hope you are busy kicking chemo (and cancer's) ass. I hope you are simply too busy to blog. I hope, I hope, I hope!


  20. NanaDeb - It's been so long. I keep checking to see how you are but never hear anything. Hoping for the best and that you are getting better. -Kimberly1961

  21. Sassy Gal - where are you? I hope you are doing okay. Please let us know what's up.


  22. Wondering how you're doing?? Hope things are going alright.

  23. Miss your posts, too. Thinking of you during the holidays and hoping everything is okay.

  24. Praying for you, Geri and the family.

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  26. I love your sprite Debbi for fighting against breast cancer. I have seen some specialism of you that you do not think anything more on breast cancer. You don't care that it can harm or not. But this is really exceptional for your waiting with joy in hospital for the result anf to eating, sleeping and everything coming back at home. .....


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