Monday, April 28, 2008

6 days later...

its been six days since trish began her chemo treatment. her next infusion will be tomorrow.

so far trish is feeling pretty good, all things considered. she experiences a little nausea and fatigue here and there, but nothing that has kept her in bed all day. her sleeping has been decent considering she hasn't taken any of the sleep medication prescribed in the past 7 days, nor any of the anti-nausea medication prior to bed over the past few nights.

each day she has been able to get out of the house and be active. this morning she went to caden's gym class down at the rec center and this past weekend was scattered with trips to the market, target, toysrus and church... along with plenty time spent with caden in his backyard sandbox.

in the past, trish has experienced really bad morning sickness lasting over 5 months. in a way this has helped her prepare for the chemo symptoms. she has been queasy and tired since january, so this isn't much of a change.

she knows it will get a little rougher after subsequent doses of chemo, but she is ready for it. tomorrow she will receive her two drug IV of adriamycin and 5-FU, while continuing to take her cytoxan pills over the next 8 days.
may 6th - may 19th will be a time of no treatments, no iv's, no pills... just relaxation when not chasing caden around.

we both would like thank everyone again for all their support...
the visits, phone calls, emails, cards, flowers and food have all made a our lives a little happier and easier these days... we truly, truly appreciate it.

we welcome folks to stop by, but there will be a sign on the door (thanks ginger and riley) if we are accepting visitors at that time. we ask you clean your hands with the purell next to the front door, and leave any sick ones at home. the next couple weeks, trish's immune system will be at its lowest, so its vital that we keep her healthy.

thanks all



Anonymous said...

Hi Trisha - Michelle here from Dr. Wexler, Dr. Chang & Dr. Cole, Dr. Agustin's office - We certainly received a little bit of interesting news from a rather unexpected little bird! We all wanted you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts! There hasn't been a day since we heard that we haven't wanted to reach out and let you know we are here if you need anything we just were not sure if it would be appropriate. We are very excited to find out from Heidi today you had a blog and we can send you a little note now and then.

We will be watching your progress. Stay strong!

Michelle and the Doctors at 830 Menlo.

Anonymous said...

You guys are such an inspiration. You are tackling this head on! We are all here for anything that you guys need and will continue to be here through the entire fight!

We love you guys and are so proud of you!

Brie and Mike

Anonymous said...

Wow- ToysRUs- that will take up some energy! Glad to see that you are out and about- if you ever need a shopping buddy...
Good luck today, we will be thinking about you.

Anonymous said...

Sending good vibes from Seattle. We're thinking about you guys everyday. And you know what we say? F that cancer. Kick its ass.