I've just finished the longest and hardest weeks of my life. AC chemo is done! Over! Never again. WOOHOO!
The last AC chemo was thankfully the easiest of the four treatments. When I say easy, I'm talking "miserable" instead of "feeling like hell". That's pretty good. A lot of exhaustion, some nausea and just general not being able to do much for a week. I'm still a bit anemic and immune-compromised but each day I feel a little bit better.
Today I walked about a mile with Jason through the neighborhood with a stop at our littlest's school where we were lucky to see him playing at recess. He was laughing as he played chase with his classmates. It was a great walk.
To celebrate this milestone, I'm giving myself a week-long vacation from chemo. Yay! Okay, it's not that exciting really. There's no big plans, projects or activities. Just me giving my body and mind more time to heal and get stronger. Hopefully Jason (and my sidekick Cookie the cat) get a little time off too. I don't think this will be a problem for Cookie.
I'm crossing my fingers that I'll feel well enough to see a few of you, maybe see a movie and hopefully pick pumpkins at the local pumpkin patch with the kids. I need time to feel somewhat normal again.
My little chemo recovercation ends on Thursday, October 15th. Then it's time for another chemo cocktail, Taxol. I'll talk more about this later. Right now I'm going to enjoy my break.