Friday, August 26, 2011

So How is YOUR week going?

My week started with a 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered about 40 miles from where I live outside of Richmond, Virginia. Talk about scary! I thought our building had exploded. We all ran outside and realized it had been an earthquake. Unbelieveable.

Luckily, there was no damage to our house or any local infrastructure. We continued to feel aftershocks throughout the next day or so but nothing major. I don't know how people in California deal with earthquakes. It's extremely unnerving to think the building you are in could come down all around you at any time.

After surviving the earthquake, it was time for my first round of chemo. I went in at 8:30 AM to receive two drugs: Taxotere and Cytoxan. Long story short - the infusion went well and so far, I am feeling great. Of course I realize that I will probably not feel this good for very much longer. I took my last dose of decadron last night. This is the steroid that helps alleviate any nausea and also gives you a ton of energy. I was kind of like the Energizer Bunny for the last three days. But I am starting to feel a little tired this afternoon.

I went in and had my Neulasta injection yesterday afternoon. Again, no side effects or bone pain. I'm feeling pretty good.

Now we have Hurricane Irene heading directly toward the mid-Atlantic coast. I am just hoping it avoids the Richmond area so we don't have any structural or tree damage. I am sure we'll lose power for awhile but my husband has all the supplies ready at home. He's the BEST!

All for now...

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