Hi Everyone! This is Ardie writing while Sandra takes a nap.
We just wanted to give an update of how the 1st chemo treatment went this morning. There must have been loads of people praying because it went amazingly well. So many victories! I'm proud of how strong Sandra was today! Just walking in to the chemo room at 8 this morning and out again just after noon today was a victory!
The nurse got a good vein on the first try. Sandra had hardly any pain with the needle and with the chemo--also amazing. The only nausea was a bit of heartburn from one of the medications she has to take to combat the side effects of the chemo. Don't you just love how there's a side effect to everything! That was fixed with some Maalox, crackers and ginger ale.
The chemo drip went right on schedule. Sandra then walked out on her own two feet and rode upright in the car all the way home!!!! She was conscious the whole time today, unlike 24 years ago.
She had some tea and toast to eat once we got home. She's just really tired. We're not sure if that's the chemo that's making her tired or just relief to be done with the first one (it's probably both), but it doesn't matter!
Please remember now that she has started chemo that if you are feeling any sickness at all to not come visit Sandra. If you do visit, please remove all footwear and wash hands in the powder room when you come. Please as always, phone before coming. She may have a lot of tiredness in the days to come.
Continue to pray that the nausea and vomiting stay away! Thanks for all of your love and support!