Yesterday was my second day of chemo; this time with two completely different drugs than the last time. The reactions will be a bit different. We'll see what this week has in store. It certainly keeps my life interesting. I ended up making it to the beach on Sunday with a friend; much needed sun time. Although, by the end of the day, I realized why it was exactly that they told me to be careful in the sun. My skin is much more sensitive to the sun. ouch, but totally worth it.
My experience at chemo yesterday was much more at ease than my first time. My doctor's said that my blood counts were really good, and given that I didn't have any huge reactions to the drugs, they say that I'm accepting the drugs really well. I guess my body can handle a healthy dose of toxins (smile). I seriously only had one major problem, and that was my right arm (the one they injected me in last time) has become painful, but they say that should fade. Brett has been a great support and friend through all of this. He's pretty entertaining. And I have to say, I enjoy having a little man-slave for the day.
This experience has been a very visceral so far. I've been relying on my own intuition and physical well-being to know what this disease is doing to me. It's quite unnerving to not feel the actual effects of a deadly disease like cancer, but learning to really pay attention to yourself and understanding the awareness of your being is so much a part of how we fit into this world and are able to exist in it peacefully. I'm looking forward to reaching that place where I can swallow what comes at me and grow because of it.
thanks all for so much of the support! more pictures to come!