Chemo: Round 2…Also Almost

Well good golly Miss Dolly, have I dropped off the face of the earth? Seems that way.

May it never be said that I am a consistent blogger. Informative, maybe, but not consistent.

Today’s post is really a boring one, for I haven’t done much. In fact I seem to have reverted to an infant. All I do is eat, sleep, and poop (pardon my vulgarity). That is quite it. In terms of chemotherapy, I’m still waiting on that dismal 6-day stay. In this round, the first appointment, the 2-day hospital stay, really knocked me for a loop. Day 10 after the 2-day is supposed to be the lowest point, and boy was it ever. I was horribly weak and pale. Luckily we had a clinic appointment to check numbers and other fancy things. I received 2 units of blood, which was literally like being injected with new life. I’ll take this moment to thank any and all blood donors, and encourage those who are able to donate to do so. I was a blood donor before my diagnosis, and now, being on the other side of the donation, I appreciate the value of a donation even more. I wish I could come up with an appropriate analogy to explain how I feel after transfusion. It’s probably what Bella Swan felt like when she became a vampire (apologies for a Twilight reference).

At this moment I’m improving every day: carrying on with my infantile duties, waiting to be brought back down low by the 6-day trek. If I didn’t have the nose of a bloodhound right now, and if I weren’t nauseated by the plastic, sterile scents of the hospital linens, it’d probably be fine. Unfortunately, neither of those “if’s” is true. However, this is not a cry for pity. In my last 6-day stay, my next-door neighbor was celebrating his 83rd day in the hospital. I would not be able to handle that.

Again, I’m going to conclude with a huge THANK YOU to all of your support, prayers, amazing gifts, meals, cards, and everything else. I am able to tackle every new day because of it.

4 thoughts on “Chemo: Round 2…Also Almost

  1. Hannah we are allways thing of you with healing, loving prayers..may God grant you and your family strengh during this time . Old saying hang in there baby, you can do it !!!! Xxx Sandy, Stephen, and Cecelia Ostapeck

  2. Thank you for sharing with all of us. It is good to be able to catch up with you through the blogs. We are thinking often about you and will keep on praying for you and your family. Next time you want to watch a Lego movie, get in touch with Logan. He is a LEGO maniac.

  3. I LOVED seeing you and your sweet mom last night ride off on the golf cart!! What a great smile you have:). Still keeping you in my prayers.


  4. Well I am just getting to read your latest blog entry and you have indeed survived your second 6 day round of chemo. I am in awe of your strength and courage! You’ve got this girl!

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