Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Round 3

Hello everyone!  Once again, tomorrow I head to the UNC Cancer Center in Chapel Hill for my third chemo treatment.  Ugh.  I guess I shouldn't dread this so much, but I do.  I should be thankful that I haven't been getting really sick.  Just some nausea, weakness, a bit of anxiety and depression and a few other little issues.  It knocks me down for about 10 days but I guess it could be worse.  

On my 5 really good days when I feel normal and my energy returns  that's when I catch up on whatever was put on hold while I was spending time on the sofa for a week.  Oh, by the way, you know what a big coffee lover I am, right?  Well, coffee just doesn't taste the same to me anymore and I seem to be drinking more tea.  Tea and Gatorade....strange.  

Galen has been my rock.  He does whatever has to be done.  He cooks and bakes, he does laundry, he vacuums, takes care of Otis and Riley and does all the yard work. I don't know what I would do without him.   
He's going to need a nice big vacation as much as I will when this is all said and done!  

So here I go again, Round 3, 
5 more to go.  


*Sheila* said...

Love your positive attitude Donna.
You and Galen must have a vacation somewhere really good when this is finished.
Each treatment you have is one less to think about, and brings you closer to being 100% healthy.
Big hugs

Balisha said...

Like Sheila said...each treatment is one step closer to being healed. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Take care,


You sound pretty normal to me. Anything else would be some kind of robot.

3 is my lucky number. My granny's lucky number too. Hope it works for you as well.

Patsi said...

Been looking at your past sorry you're sick.
Cemo sure stinks. My prayers are with you.

Angie said...

Sending hugs full of love and healing light to you and Galen, as well as our darling furbabies. I bet they don't mind sharing the couch with you one bit... :d

Sherri said...

Hugs to you Donna! I know how much you dread these treatments. Galen is such a wonderful husband to you-he's a keeper! I will be thinking of you!

The Star Gal said...

This too shall pass.

What else can I say?

Gloria :-)

Susan S. said...

Hi Donna......sending good thoughts your way to keep your healthy and happy during your treatments. I just popped in your blog and love it. I've added myself as your newest follower.
PS: LOVE the purple door....I recently painted my front door PURPLE too!
Happy Spring Ya'll From Houston, TX

camp and cottage living said...

You both will deserve that vacation. I'm praying!

Beverly said...

My prayers are active. I'll be thinking of you and holding you close in my heart.♥

Be sure to look in my direction. I'll be waving.

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

You both should go on a wonderful vacation after you get through all of this...sending healing thoughts your way.

Donna said...

Oh Babydoll, wish I were there to help out! But you know What?? I love you and am praying for you constantly. I Believe...
You're a rock sweetie and I'm SO thankful Galen is there with you and the Boyz. And when your taste for coffee RETURNS...Hahaaaa...and it Will, We'll all share a virtual cup together!!!

Catherine Holman said...

Prayers for you and your husband. You're amazing Donna!

Ruth Welter said...

Hugs to you for round 3 Donna. Years ago, my dog groomer had lung cancer and was going through something similar to what you are now. He was very very sick with his treatments. I'm glad you are not having that problem.

Just remember, the more treatments you have behind you, the end to this will finally be in sight.


Mimi Sue said...

Sooo great having a husband that steps up when he's needed! Tell him I think he's a keeper. We'll have you in our prayers Donna! Mimi

Happy@Home said...

Hi Donna,
I'm reading this on Friday, so that means only 4 more to go! Half way there :).
I'm thinking of you and hoping your bad days will soon be over and that you and Galen will be able to get away together and do something that would bring you both happiness.
Three cheers for loving and supportive husbands.
Take Care.

Babs said...

Donna.. here come good thoughts and prayers your way! Galen sounds like he's "a keeper". Prayers and good thought for him, too.

Beverly said...

Thinking of you, dear Donna.

Pondside said...

As I read this I know that you are heading for yet another round. I'm so glad you have such wonderful, loving support at home.
You are in my prayers every night, 'Donna from the blog'!

The Star Gal said...

Should be time for you to be feeling better, shouldn't it? I miss your posts.