Thursday, May 5, 2011

One more session down...

I had my third chemo session today.  I am feeling a little queasy tonight.  I cannot say enough good things about all of the people at my oncologist's office.  They are absolutely marvelous.  I would recommend them to anyone.  Over the last couple of weeks I have had a little difficulty swallowing because it feels like there is something in the back of my throat.  The nurse practitioner said it didn't sound like anything to be worried about.  My blood counts are good, although my hemoglobin is going down, so they're keeping an eye on it to make sure I don't have to have another transfusion.  As usual, Melissa has been terrific.  She has appointed herself my personal assistant and is even sending me reminders of appointments because I have "chemo brain" and cannot seem to remember much of anything these days.  She brought me some more thank you cards today in the cutest box that she made herself.  Her talent is amazing.  My hair has alomost all fallen out.  I've tried wearing some scarves and some hats.  I prefer the hats.  The scarves kind of drive me crazy during the day because they move around on my head.

I'll try to be better at posting more often.  I haven't had much energy for anything lately.


  1. Oh Tammy....
    I love the opportunity to read your updates. I am so thankful for the wonderful oncology team God has surrounded you with and the love and support you are receiving from them. I couldn't help but laugh when I read the end of your post when you said you "prefer wearing HATS"!! That was my permission to go HAT shopping for you! :o) Who knows, maybe after you get all of your hair back, you may be partial to hats after all! lol! You are beautiful and amazing my friend and I'm so inspired by your strength... which is much greater than you can imagine!