I'm happy to report that it was super easy. The nurse was so nice and helpful. The IV was painless. I had my own private room for the treatment where my mom and I read magazines (it was a like a spa). And I was done in two hours. Afterwards, my mom and I got lunch at True Food Kitchen. Yum!
Thank you to everyone who was praying for us today -- I feel like I'm starting my journey to beat this cancer on the right foot. There is a long journey ahead, but I'm really optimistic about my prognosis. I have to believe that hope and faith is coming from God and your prayers.
The nurse says 1-4 days after chemo I will feel more side effects from it (nausea, exhaustion, etc.) but I'm working on minimizing those with some good (safe) drugs, lots of Kangen water, and a healthy diet. So hopefully I will feel OK tomorrow and beyond.
I can feel our baby girl kicking around my belly right now (she's so cute!), so I think she's doing fine as well. Like I said before, the chemo drugs should not impact her at all. I'm having a few painless braxton-hicks contractions here and there, which of course freak me out, but I know they are nothing to worry about (normal for 27 weeks).
Oh also, today my oncologist explained his updated treatment plan to me with regards to the drugs. If everything goes according to plan this is what I'll do:
- Today they gave me the chemo drugs Adriamycin and Cytoxan (A/C) and they will give those drugs to me 3 more times over the next 8 weeks.
- Then I'll take a break in May/June to deliver the baby
- Then I'll a few more rounds of the chemo drug Taxol in June/July. Taxol has not been proven safe in pregnancy so he did not want to risk giving it to me before delivery.
Keep praying that the chemo works it's magic and clears out all the cancer and keep praying that baby girl stays put in her temporary home until I finish the chemo. Love to you all!