First Round of Chemo Under my Belt

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with  you. I’m back today with my first chemo treatment under my belt and I’ve officially started the count down. I have seven more to go.

My mother went with me and we chatted while I received the drugs through a port in my chest. I appreciated her support because this was the scariest part of the journey for me.

My husband appeared after a little while and I was happy to see him. It gave my mom a break and she was able to grab some lunch. While she was at lunch, my mentor from Gilda’s club showed up and gave me an awesome bracelet and lots of hugs and advice.

I have lots of support and I’m grateful for it. When the chips are down, I know who I can turn to.

The experience for me wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. They give you anti-nausea medication before they give you your chemo and this helps tremendously. I did have a little bit of a headache when I returned home and I did take some anti-nausea medication in the early evening.

I slept a lot on Friday and Saturday and continued with the anti-nausea medication. This first round wasn’t bad, but I hear the symptoms will get progressively worse each time I go. Thankfully, I only have four rounds of the first cycle and four rounds of the second cycle. Then I’m done. Cured according to my oncologist. I can live with that. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post. If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comment section, I’ll get back to you!


About Lisa Orchard

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.
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19 Responses to First Round of Chemo Under my Belt

  1. Cordelia Dinsmore says:

    Lisa, I’m praying that your treatments are bearable and that you will, indeed, be cured once you complete them. I was so fortunate they found my cancer so early (something the doctors say was just luck, but I know better). I hope the nausea stays at a minimum. Your attitude is going to take you far and make it easier on you, I can tell. Hang in there, and when you need to talk, don’t hesitate to let people know!

  2. Thinking of you Lisa – I know that it is going to be tough at times but we’re here whenever you need us… Lots of love!

  3. Sending you get well and stay strong prayers Ms. Orchard!

  4. Sherry Gloag says:

    Sending you and your team healing thoughts. (( ))

  5. sharonledwith says:

    Praying and sending positive thoughts to you everyday, Lisa! You’re a champ for sure! Plus it sounds like you’ve got a great team to help you through this. Hugs, GF!

  6. swlothian says:

    Lisa, I’m so sorry to hear your news, you have all my positive vibes heading your way. It’s just 10 months since my 9 yo daughter was diagnosed with lymphoma. It’s been a life changing year starting with surgery then chemo and now through recovery, and she is now thankfully in remission. It sounds like you have a pit crew on hand to help you through. My thoughts are with you on your road to kicking cancer’s butt.

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by SW! I appreciate your positive vibes and I’m so glad to hear of your daughter’s success! I’m sending prayers your way as well that her remission is a permanent one! 🙂

  7. ProteanMom says:

    Glad it went well – praying it continues to do so!

    (did you get zofran? That’s my FAVORITE anti-nausea medicine – but it can plug things up, so to say!)

  8. I’m glad it was not as bad as you expected! It sounds like you do have a lot of support!

  9. You’re in my prayers daily.

  10. Lori lapekes says:

    I just saw this Lisa…I’m so glad you have so much support. You are a such a strong, upbeat person!

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