Friday, 20 April 2012

2 down, 6 to go

We are now half way through the 1st round!  Julie is doing amazing.  For about 3 or 4 days after treatment Julie feels blah and lower energy, but luckly none of the less desirable side effects like nausea.  Unfortunately she has lost her hair, which while expected, is still hard to accept.  I think she still looks as beautiful as ever!  I like to focus on the positives of losing hair, like "hey the Chemo is working" or "Lucky you, summer is coming and bikini or legs will look great (Chemo is indescriminant with where hair is lost)".  It is also fun to come home from work and be surprised with redhead, brunette or blonde Julie!

We are also very fortunate to have access to Neulasta, which is a drug that stimulates white blood cell production by the bone marrow.  Julies bloodwork was perfect after the first treatment due to the drug (and it is only one shot) and this rapid recovery should allow her to continue on her training for the Half Marathon in August.

All in all, spirits remain high and we remain positive.


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