IL-2 Day Two

May 1, 2012 · 3 comments

Just got off face time with my boys (technology is awesome). They were being their goofy selves and it was nice to see their faces. It’s funny to think that it’s only been since yesterday morning but it feels like so much longer.

I had my 4th dose of the IL-2 this afternoon at 4 o’clock. No major reactions, but we’re keeping pretty up on the pre-meds to avoid things like headaches and nausea. I’ve been feeling fairly tired and beat up for the past couple of hours. My central line is sore because she just changed my bandages and I am in need of shower and clothes change, but might as well wait until the morning now.

I’m pleased with my progress so far and very glad the worst symptoms haven’t shown up – fingers, toes and eyes crossed that they don’t and I make it through this week with as many treatments as possible.

For those of you that don’t know, May is Melanoma Awareness Month. The market isn’t saturated with pink ribbons and yet it is a leading death-causing cancer. I’ll do a post at Defying and here soon, but just a quick reminder that no tan is a safe tan unless it comes from a bottle/spray and please remember that you need sunscreen and need it reapplied often. I hate the idea of someone else going through this.

I’m going to try to get some sleep now, but knowing you guys are out there, sending me messages and tweets and awesome gift boxes makes all of this just a little bit easier and I really appreciate it.

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Sarah May 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm

You are so brave. I’m stuck in bed due to mono and you’re stuck in bed kicking cancer’s ass and you’re so much more positive about it than I am. It makes me realize that maybe an attitude adjustment might make me feel better. I’m going to try to see what tomorrow can bring.

Until then – where do we send “YAY you’re amazing!” cards to? <3


alejna May 2, 2012 at 11:42 am

I’ll keep fingers and other available appendages crossed for you, too. Here’s hoping the treatment continues to go well with minimal side effects.

Thanks so much for the reminder about sunscreen. I am planning a trip, and will add it to my to-pack list. Right now.


sarah piazza May 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm

thinking of you, and hoping side effects are minimal. xoxoxo


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