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I Have Survived Round One

Posted on May 12, 2008

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What a difference 5 days makes. Today is day 5 after my first chemo treatment on May 8. I actually feel pretty normal today. The first few days were pretty shaky and I felt very weak. I did take all my pre-meds for nausea and post-meds too. I thank God that I didn’t get sick to the point of throwing up. Not to say I didn’t have waves of nausea. They say that they have come so far now that you don’t have to be sick all the time during chemo treatments and I believe it now. Sure you’re pretty much down for 3-4 days but for me I have survived round one of chemo fairly well.

I haven’t lost my hair yet but I know that day will come soon. Probably next week but at least I’m feeling good now and passed the worse of round one. My husband and youngest son who is still at home have been wonderful. They have been getting dinner ready, cleaning, vacuuming, and otherwise waiting on me as needed. Tonight I have dinner made so that will be a nice treat for them. I plan to return to work tomorrow also. I know everyone is happy to see me feeling better too. It has been very stressful on my family to see me struggling with this BC. It is just such a relief to have one round behind me and now I can get back to doing the thing I truly love — making recycled bags!

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21 Responses to “I Have Survived Round One”

  1. Greenstylemom
    May 12, 2008

    I’m glad you are feeling better. I would imagine the first treatment is one of the toughest because since it is so unknown.

  2. meghnak
    May 12, 2008

    Hi Cindy,
    I’m really glad…and I’m praying for u!
    BTW, one of my friends got breast cancer too and I’ve been mourning for her after she lost all her hair….But reading ur blog gives me courage
    You are really brave and so sweet πŸ™‚

  3. ImaNicePerson
    May 13, 2008

    Glad to hear you are progressing. We thought a “win” story would be helpful. A close friend of ours just found out last Wed. that he is in remission after fighting since December! Hope turned to reality and elation soon followed. We’ll keep praying for you as well as you continue your journey. Have a NICE day!

  4. Andrea
    May 13, 2008

    I shall be thinking of you! A friend of mine at work has been in remission for nearly a year. Her hair has all grown back, she looks happy and very healthy. I wish you all the best and I shall keep coming back to see how you are doing.
    Virtual Hugs!
    x x x

  5. Millie Smith
    May 13, 2008

    Glad to hear you made thru round one and hope that you continue to do your best. sounds like you also have a great family for all the love and support to take care of you on those rough days. My prayers and thoughts are with you. can;t wait for the next recycled pattern when you are up to it-I have made alot of them. take care and god is also with you.

  6. grrlmonster
    May 15, 2008

    hey lady! im glad to read that you are feeling better. ive watched a lot of people go through AND come out fabulous from BC. you seem a trooper to me. give yourself permission to relax and recoup and not worry about what else doesnt get done.
    btw, i recently crocheted from plastic bags, a school bag with a pocket for my big grrl. ill get to the pics soon i swear but i thought you might like it. ive done a lot to adding pockets into things ive done. geez, havent posted pics in so long but my mom also is using a purse i made with a pocket, trimmed with fun fur of course!!
    i dont know, i think that you are a big part of my inspiration to take plastic bag crochet to the next level so THANKS!!

    rock on,

  7. Oh, Cindy, wishing you the very best for a speedy recovery. Here’s hoping all good things are “in the bag” for ya. πŸ™‚ (See, a little bag humor, and not really even recycled. πŸ™‚ )

  8. saffron
    May 15, 2008

    I also wish you the best.

  9. Debbie
    May 15, 2008

    I just started reading your blog. Your purses and recycled craft projects are amazing. I can’t wait to try some. You are in my prayers for a speedy recovery. My favorite Aunt is a breast cancer survivor. Hopefully you’ll have the same results!

  10. Philis
    May 16, 2008

    I, too have bc. I haven’t had Chemo as of yet. June 6th is date. Good luck to you and remember You are Stronger and Better than BC.Today you are one day closer to winning. Go get it done!!

  11. CallmeKelly
    May 16, 2008

    Hi, I just found your site and I love it. I am so sorry to hear that you are going through a hard time. I realize that’s a delicate way to put it. I just wanted you to know I believe that what you are doing on this site is a good thing. I write a blog on going green and have mentioned you on my newest post. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Sewdelish
    May 16, 2008

    Thinking of you Cindy during this difficult time. It’s great you feel up to going back to work.
    Keep on creating, it’s excellent therapy and there are lots of us around here who love what you do!


  13. Rose
    May 17, 2008

    Cindy, you are in my prayers.

  14. Valerie
    May 18, 2008

    Cindy I just read your posts and I must say it felt like I was reading my story. Early detection made all the difference for me. Sure chemo sucked and so did radiation treatments but cancer sucks even more if it gets to you. I was overjoyed to read that your lymph nodes and the surrounding tissue was negative.

    Hair grows back but it really kicked my butt when I saw mine start coming out. Until then it had all felt like I was living in some surreal dream.

    You are strong and you will get through this famously. Do no hesitate to contact me if you need someone who has walked the path ahead of you.


  15. kath
    May 19, 2008

    this song says it all for me…

  16. deb ann hartley
    May 21, 2008

    hello may we send you many wishes and prayers my daughter in law shannon 26 years old just pass away with fighting cancer for six years. she was a big believer in angels and they did help her keep posting as we will help you through this journey. love debbie and family

  17. Cindy
    May 21, 2008

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Cancer is a very hard thing to deal with especially when it takes a loved one. Take comfort in the knowledge that Shannon is at peace and is resting in the arms of our loving Lord.

  18. jessica
    May 21, 2008

    Hi Cindy,

    I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts. Glad to hear you are feeling well enough to get back to doing what you love.

  19. fazendoarte
    May 24, 2008

    i’m sorry
    and i know you’re going to be very good
    my little nephew has this too, 05 years ago
    and today is cure
    god is great

  20. Betty Lopez
    Jun 18, 2008

    Thanks for your great projects. My daughter is just going through treatment this is her second one and going on this monday for round 3. she is only 23. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  21. Beatriz
    Jul 01, 2008

    I wish you a fast recovery. I thought you would like to know my sister in law has gone thru several chemotherapies and has felt little or no discomfort. I know she was taking cell forte thru them. This is a natural remedy that strenghtens your inmune system.

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