Thursday, October 13, 2005

Thumbs up

Mom had a great night! She went to bed early because the chemo had made her expectedly exhausted. But she's had no nausea at all and has actually had a bit of an appetite. That is such a victory! We were so worried about her being ill and already having little appetite.

She said the whole atmosphere was very relaxing for the treatment. She sat in a comfy recliner the whole time, there were drinks and snacks available and they staff was as sweet as could be. Her nurse told her she was doing wonderfully. She said the others taking treatment were helpful with information and discussing things. Mom admitted that she wasn't so much worried about the proceedure itself, but more the unknowns of what it would be like to get the chemo, then how it would effect her. So far the only side effect other than fatigue is achy muscles, which is also a common side effect.

But all in all, things are going fabulously, 24 hrs later!

8 comments:

Chastity said...

I'm so glad to hear that her first treatment has been a bit better than expected. (((Hugs))) and prayers!!

Addie said...

YEAH! I'm so happy for her! I'll keep praying that she will have very few side effects.
That is so awesome too about the gift of the wig. It is amazing how God moves in other peoples lives on our behalf. It's so nice to hear how he has put people around her that are loving on her during this time.

V said...

That is absolute great news! I kept thinking of her yesterday because I wanted to wish her well on her chemotherapy. I'm glad she enjoyed her group as well, it's so lovely she doesn't have to undergo it alone. I'm so glad all and all, it was such a positive experience and that she has appetite! How great!

Gratefulmom said...

That's wonderful new Wen! I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that it all went so well. It's nice that she was with a group she felt comfortable with. Hopefully this will continue.

Melissa

holdenon said...

I haven't been on in a couple of weeks because I have just been busy. I was catching up tonight and was glad to read that your Mom's therapy went well! We are keeping her in our prayers!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad the chemo is going so well. I hope it continues! K

Beth said...

So glad to hear the treatment went well. Your mom continues to be in my prayers.

FYI, when I was undergoing my iron treatments during my pregnancy, I was in a room with cancer patients also receiving their treatments. I was so nervous at first about the atmosphere, but it was so positive. The ladies and gentlemen there were always so kind to me..........asking about my pregnancy and how I was doing. I just found them so encouraging despite what THEY were facing.