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Saturday, October 15, 2011


So I actually wrote that last post on Monday the 10th, which is why everything sounds so positive. I have had a terrible week. I started getting sick on Tuesday afternoon before going in for my Neulasta. That night I decided to try some phenergan for nausea. I also took an Ativan to help me sleep (the steroids I am taking make sleeping difficult). The next day I couldn't wake up and ended up sleeping the entire day. My memory was horrible and I couldn't focus on anything. I was also having numbness in my hands and feet. Then to top everything off I got bronchitis. This lasted through Friday night and now I am finally feeling normal today. I called my Drs office numerous times during this period and I'm sure they think I'm psycho! They have a really great nurse practitioner named Shirley that talked me down from the cliff a couple of times.

Jacob turned 9 on Friday! I asked him where he wanted to go for his party and he said the nightmare on 13th. Yeah right! He ended up inviting some friends to go Thanksgiving Point for the corn maze, which is a much more appropriate activity for 8 and 9 year old boys. I wasn't feeling well, so Paul, my mother-in-law Suzanne, and sister in law Traci went.

I am so thankful to my family and friends who have been so supportive. Especially to Pauls mother who has been spending the week with me after I have chemo. I don't know what I would do without her.


  1. I'm wish I was closer to help you. I think of you often especially with all the breast cancer awareness stuff going on this month. I'll try to call this week.

  2. So sorry you had a crappy week. But, hey you are half way. Way to go! I loved chatting with you last week. You are my inspiration. I lost your cell number so I haven't been able to drop by to get the book. I will get it from someone at work and come by and grab it. You are my idol on every level. Thanks for stepping away from the cliff and Keep the Faith.

  3. I am so sorry you had to deal with all that sickness at once! Suzanne brought your older kids out Sat. and it was so fun to have them here. They are a such beautiful, well mannered children!
    We want to have your family out to dinner on a Sat or Sunday SOON!!! Hopefully when you are having a feel better time and maybe while Suz is away. I'll call you or Paul and set up a date. Thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers.

  4. Love the pic, Nancy. You have great attitude. What a great example you are!