I have been sleeping 20 of 24 hours for the past four days. I didn't know that was humanly possible, but it is! It's Friday morning and I feel like I am Sleeping Beauty awaking from a deep sleep. Sadly, there was no handsome prince involved, and at this point I probably more closely resemble a hibernating bear or frog! That could explain the missing prince! LOL! Honestly, the "prince" has been sleeping a lot as well. The endurance marathon called cancer seems to sap everyone's energy!
This round of chemo has seemed a little easier. Thankfully I have not been quite as sick to my stomach this time. I am still extremely weak, and I still hurt all over from the Neulasta injection, but things are beginning to turn around.
The best part is knowing that I only have one more round to go! I try to get excited about that, and I am, but I have experienced so many surprises in the past eight months that I don't want to get too excited yet. I don't really know what the doctor will say yet when we are finished. I don't know what the follow-up treatment will involve. I don't know how quickly my strength and energy will return to normal levels. And I do know that I still have another surgery to go. So, for now, I am cautiously optimistic that we are nearing the end of this part of the journey.
Thank you so much for your prayers for me this week, even in the absence of updates, and please continue to pray for my platelet levels over the next couple of weeks so that I will be able to get that last treatment on schedule!