Sunday, July 14, 2013

Round 2 starts tomorrow!

Tomorrow chemo round 2 will start.  I'm a little nervous, because now I know what to expect!  I'm hoping I don't get the back spasms this time, and I'm hoping that by washing my teeth after every meal I can diminish or at least delay the gum/mouth pain.  I also know that taking naps during the day and saving up my energy for the things that matter is the way to go.  My husband reminded me that during the week of chemo I felt pretty good, that it is after the chemo ends (and really when coming off of the steroids) that a lot of the side effects begin.

Since I will be getting the pump again this week, and won't be able to take a proper shower till Friday, I took a long shower tonight.  Earlier today I was telling a friend how it's funny that I still wash my hair with shampoo - and it wasn't until I got out of the shower that I realized how amusing that was.  It turns out, my hair needs very little help to just fall off.  Posted below is what my hair looked like after the shower, it is obvious where I rubbed the shampoo on!

In terms of news, I'm feeling better!  Just in time for next round... I am looking forward to round 2, because getting through it will get us closer to the end goal of remission!


  1. Good luck this week!! Love you so much!!


  2. This post made me think of this in terms of a video game. Level 1 complete. On to Level 2. Can't wait until you get to the end and have beaten the game. Much love! ~T

  3. Estamos contigo Joelly. Voy a ti.

  4. With each round behind you, baby steps will take you closer to your ultimate goal - WINNING!!!

    Always remember "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."TQMMMMMM Angela

  5. It's awesome that you're the poster child for Team #JoelleSTRONG. ;-)


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