This past Monday’s post ‘This Friday – The Next Stage‘, I wrote the following –
Dr. L. is honest and upfront with respect to my cancer. There is no cure for my cancer; this next round of chemotherapy treatment is to hopefully stop the cancer from spreading or slow down the progression of it. Once this chemotherapy is over, there are other treatment options available and at that time we will discuss the next steps to be taken.
This Friday, I will begin my next round of chemotherapy, the next stage in my journey with cancer.
In today’s post, I write the following –
Round Two –
Today I start my chemotherapy.
I have been through this before and I know the process.
Round one of chemotherapy was 1 treatment for 2 weeks and then 1 week off. There were 4 cycles that resulted in 12 weeks.
Round two of chemotherapy is 1 treatment for 1 week and then 2 weeks off. There will be 4 cycles that results in 10 weeks.
I have been through this before and I know the process. What I do not know are the results.
For now, I do not know the results of the chemotherapy treatment once it is completed. These results will be revealed many weeks from now.
For now, I do not know the results of how this chemotherapy treatment will affect me. These results will be revealed in the next many days from now.
Round one of chemotherapy I was tired a lot, but was never nauseated and did not lose my hair.
Round two of chemotherapy I expect to be tired a lot and I hope not to be nauseated or lose my hair.
I have positive expectations of this chemotherapy treatment for both long term and short term.