Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chemo # 2

Tomorrow (Thursday) is Chemo treatment #2.  We will go through the same routine as two weeks ago.  Up early around 5:30am and out the door by 7:00.  The car is packed, Otis and Riley are loaded up, and Galen and I head for the highway.  A stop for a breakfast sandwich and a Starbucks coffee.  Along the way we will pick up our daughter, Jen in Garner.  She has been going with us from the beginning and has been a huge help and wonderful support.  

By around 9:30 we are in Chapel Hill and drop off Otis and Riley at my sister's house.  Then off to the UNC Breast Cancer Center.  Lab work at 10:45am, an 11:20 appointment with my Oncologist, and then the infusion at 1:20pm.  This takes about two hours.  I pick up my pills for the week at the pharmacy and then we return to my sister's house for a relaxing evening and a nice dinner.  
Then off to bed.  

Next day, Friday, we head to the UNC Center again for my Neulasta injection to help boost my white blood cells.  This usually doesn't take very long and we are in and out in about an hour and a half.  I am then finished at the UNC Center until my next treatment in two weeks.

Finally, we head back to my sister's house, say our thank yous and goodbyes, pick up Otis and Riley and head for home.  We drop Jen off in Garner and get to see our granddaughter  and son-in-law for a bit, and then head for Wilson.  By this time I am feeling worn out and will no doubt be spending the next few days on the sofa.  

So this is my (our) routine and will be for the next 12 weeks ( 3 months).  

Hopefully it will go fast.    



Whew! You have quite a system. I wonder if you are meeting some interesting people along the way.

mississippi artist said...

I have been thinking of you and praying that all is well. Or as well as you can be at this time.I am glad you have such good family support.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It's wonderful that you have your family near by for support during this part of your life Donna....I pray that the next 3 months do go quickly for you.

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
I haven't been to visit in awhile. I am so sorry to hear you're going through chemo treatments. I've stood by while my husband and son had chemo so I know what you're going through. You'll be in my prayers every day.
Hugs, Rhondi

*Sheila* said...

It seems you have this down to a science! Good that your sister is close to the hospital, and can watch the boys too. I'm familiar with the routine as my hubby has been having treatment for over 3 years. (He has now been clear for nine months..yay!)
You meet many different people along the way, and they inspire you.
At the end of this 3 months you will emerge stronger, healthier and wiser.
Love and hugs to you..♥♥

Happy@Home said...

That sounds like a full day. I'm sure it is a comfort to you to have a loving family to support you.
I think of you often and will pray that the time passes quickly for you.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Wow. You are so fortunate to have such a wonderful support group. You are surrounded by lots of love.

Donna said...

My what a schedule. I want you to know that you're in my prayers.
God bless you Donna!

Balisha said...

Cancer really takes over your everyday life. Praying that it will go fast and not be too hard on you. Just rest and enjoy the loving care from your family.

camp and cottage living said...

After all of that I'm sure you'll be ready for the couch and rest.
You are so blessed to have your family with you through this.
And don't forget that we are all
praying for you. It makes a difference!

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, I'm glad you have your family. To have people that love you, help you through this time, is pretty amazing. Even pet sitting for Otis and Riley is so important, one less thing on your mind.

I have not doubt that with your positive attitude and great support system, you will come out of this just fine.

Remember, 12 weeks will be just a blip on your radar by the time this is over.


Mimi Sue said...

It's so wonderful that you have all that lovely family holding you up and helping you out. Enjoy the couch days. Soon you will be up and well and back to working everyday. Our prayers are with you. Love, Mimi

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sounds like you have a good treatment plan! Sending prayers that you feel strong and well!

Donna said...

Sending prayer and Lots of Love to you and the family!!
My Aunt went through this as well years ago...Not easy. You'll do Great!

Catherine Holman said...

Hugs and prayers to you Donna!

The Star Gal said...

Donna, hope you feel better over the weekend!


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Beverly said...

Thinking of you and sending prayers and a gentile hug.♥

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Angie said...

Blessings, my dear dear friend, and special hugs all around.

Pondside said...

I love the comforts of family and a good meal that you have built into this. Twelve weeks - a long time - but I am with you in prayer every night.

Balisha said...

Have a blessed Easter.