Got home a little while ago as this was a very long and very hard day. Sandi has two different cancers and they are widespread in her lymphatic system, most major organs, and even the lining of her bones. Whether or not they are in the bone marrow itself is not fully known yet.
The belief is, despite how very advanced things are, they can push it it back in remission. Assuming she can tolerate the cancer drugs they need to use. She had a very hard time today tolerating the drugs and there were serious problems. So, they were only able to do about half of what they wanted to do on the first day. We have to go back first thing tomorrow for at least four more hours to get the remainder of the first cycle into her.
Monday, December 05, 2011
Sandi's Chemo---Brutal Day One
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We've been there, Kevin. Not pleasant at all. We're thinking of you.
We're keeping you folks in our thoughts. I've been through such with a sister and know the kind of stuff working on you guys, both physically and mentally.
Hang in there. It will get better. I have faith.
Thank you both. It is overwhelming.
They needed to send us home with sleeping pills too. We both conked out before 10 and have been awake since 2:30 am.
Oh, jeez. Just keeping my fingers crossed, things improve.
Good news that they think they can beat this thing into remission. I'm so sorry poor Sandi has to be beaten along with it. You've all been through too much. I'm keeping you in my heart.
Thank you, ladies. We got back home a little while ago and she is now sleeping. It seemed to go a bit better today. She has to go back for an injection tomorrow and that will finish off round one.
I am so sorry for you and Sandi. My sister had to have chemo so I know (second hand) what you're going thru. But it's been six years she's been in remission, so tell Sandi to hang in.
You're both in my prayers.
Thank you, Fiona. Stories like yours give us hope. That is all we have right now....
Thinking of both of you and hoping your strength holds out - you seem to be performing miracles.
Not me---hopefully the doctors and nurses are performing miracles.
TWO different cancers??? Oh, holy fuck.
I'm so sorry for you guys.
Yes, it is two, Linda. The stuff is literally everywhere.
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