catching you up

May 11, 2012 · 3 comments

Fell off the blog wagon after Day 2!

Days 3 and 4 got worse each day. I couldn’t eat on Wednesday, which made the treatments even harder, I think. I’ve never been good with a lot of medication, and especially not on an empty stomach. I was nauseous and needed the bathroom a lot. The itching wasn’t too bad, but the stomach issues made everything seem a LOT worse.

I was sent home Friday morning after receiving a total of 9 doses of the IL-2. My doctor was very pleased.  I was really thinking that the recovery was going to be super smooth.


I’ve been in bed ALL WEEK. What started and continued as exhaustion and nausea, turned into the flu and then a nasty cough later this week. I cannot believe how much I’ve been sleeping!

We spent 4 hours at the ER yesterday to find out that I, indeed, did have a cough. I was prescribed antibiotics and cough meds. This afternoon I called my doctor and told him that I wouldn’t be taking those. I’m so sick of being sick to my stomach.  I need a couple of days of NO meds before I start again on Monday.

Tomorrow is the boys’ opening day for baseball and I fully intend on being there, at least for their games.

Maybe my expectations were way too high, so the week I’m home after the next dose, I’m PLANNING on being in bed the whole week. That way, if I’m better, we’ll all be pleasantly surprised.

Mike has been continuously amazing and giving and selfless. He’s running himself ragged and it breaks my heart (even though I know it’s ok, it still upsets me).  Our moms have been wonderful, especially with helping with the boys and cleaning up the house for us.  Between them and all of the text, dms, fb messages and emails, we are so very thankful.

The boys are doing well – they are understanding and so good with this whole thing. I’ll miss them terribly again next week, but I know they’re in the right hands with their dad.

Now….to get through the next two days without dread or sickness….

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

sarah piazza May 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

hope you made it to those games.

and that your poor stomach rights itself.

thinking of you.



Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo May 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm

thinking of you and every time you pop up in my twitter feed I smile.

Sending love.



alejna May 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Oof. I’m sorry to hear that the treatments were so hard on you. Here’s hoping they do their job well. And that the new round goes a little easier.


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