Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Montage

So I've been behind on updating everyone with my treatments - but I figure you all will give me some slack here. In order to pack everything into a nice little post package, I'll attempt to do a montage. Who doesn't like that?? I'll do small clips of things that have happened. If you want more about something specific, leave me a comment about it and I'll include details in my next post.

Fertility egg retrieval last Tuesday (Sept.29): They knocked me out with crazy drugs - don't remember anything, but now have little lovelies frozen in a locker under high security protection. No chemo will get to them in there!

First chemotherapy treatment last Wednesday (Sept. 30): It's like a big living room with recliners and family hanging out. Just includes lots of tubes, beepings, and chemicals.

The next day: You would expect the next few days to be tough, but they really weren't that bad!!! I have lost my sweet tooth....is that possible....apparently so!

Complications: This has been the worst of it all. I am one of the lucky few that had complications from the fertility hormones and have horded fluid in my body. Essentially I have a little more than an inch of fluid surrounding my lungs called plural effusion and lots of fluid in my belly. AT LEAST 4 pounds of it!!! I had to go to the emergency room to find this out because I was coughing, short of breath, and couldn't lie down. Luckily, Dashing's uncle is a local ER doc too - so we just went to see him. Perfect, I know! Unfortunately, I just have to wait for my body to dispel this fluid because they don't want to stick a needle in me to remove it because of the chance of infection. Whew, I'm out of breath from just re-reading my work. Yesterday I had to take a break for air from walking down the house hallway while holding the cat. I wonder what Wii would say my activity age level is now!

What's on the horizon? A haircut on Thursday, or should I say chop? and wig fitting on Friday (photos to come). Hopefully fluid disposal is also on this list. I haven't laid down in 3 days!!!

11 comments :

Josie said...

You are a champion Ms. Sara!!!! Can't wait to see pictures of your new hair do! :) Love you!
TDH

Bella said...

I love reading your updates and think of you often (even though I don't actually know you) and wish the best for you.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I hope that fluid goes away soon! 4 lbs, that is crazy! Thinking of you.

d.a.r. said...

You are so strong. I hope the fluid goes away, that has to be miserable!

Emily said...

I just found your blog through a link on Lindsey's blog (Sweet Simplicity). You are so inspiring! I hope the fluid goes away soon and that your treatments continue to go okay.

MissBliss said...

Sara Cate,

Hang in there sweetie! glad you did the egg option; you will triumph through this journey!

and by the way, I got sick yesterday for no apparent reason after eating Wendy's...no fun...
sorry about the pharmacy run-in!

Megan said...

I feel like I could puke on their sidewalk too! What a waste of good valuable energy!

Jacci said...

I just came across your blog, and I have to tell you how truly inspiring you are for facing this with such positivity. Seriously, you're a rockstar. I wish the circumstances were different, but I am so thankful I found your blog. Hope the fluid goes away soon & can't wait for the big wig reveal! :)

Katie said...

You're definitely a rock star and an inspiration to all of us. You have a lot of people keeping you in their prayers. You're definitely a warrior and I look forward to your new 'do!

Sara said...

I love you are still the sweet wonderful bubbly Sara I know! Keep your head up! =)
Much Love from Arkansas!

Sara

That's Sassy said...

I have just recently found your blog and wanted to say that you are in my prayers and from your blog you seem like a very couragous and postive person! I look forward to reading your blog and keeping up to date with everything! My mom is a breast cancer survivor and she remained positive throughout the whole process! Take care!

 

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