On Tuesday I had my second to last chemotherapy treatment!! To be honest, physically it was one of the worst ones, but I am that much closer to being done! There's still a long road ahead to remission, but being done with chemo will be such a relief for me, my body, and my family. I feel so thankful for the people that surround me.
After the next chemo (the chemo I'm receiving is called taxol) I'll be continuing with a biological and hormonal treatment for the next year. I'll still have to go to the hospital to receive treatment, but instead of going in every week, it'll be every three weeks. So I'll get a little bit of break in between.
I think one of the things I'm most excited about (besides getting my energy back,) is my skin going back to normal. Since I've started chemo, I've been struggling with breakouts and it is honestly so hard to not be self conscious about it. I know something so silly such as breakouts shouldn't matter to me, and I try not to let it bother me but it still does sometimes. I've been trying out different products, so as not to upset my skin even more, and I have finally figured out a good mix of different brands. For those of you that are curious, I've been using Mary Kay night solution, and CV+ calming moisture cream after. I am so looking forward to feeling like myself again.
Now, for a not so great update:
Last week I hung out with my best friends one night, and regretfully ate some junk food (I hardly ever eat junk food-it doesn't feel good and my doctors and family advise against it.) The next day I woke up with the worst stomach ache, and ended up with a 99.9 fever later that day. I think it was a mix of the side effects of chemo, with eating badly for the first time in a long time that made me sick. I didn't move from the couch all day, I felt horrible. The next day was a little bit better, and the day after that as well. My stomach slowly went back to normal and thankfully my fever never went above 99.9 or I would've ended up in the ER! I was afraid that it might delay chemo again, but by the time I went in for treatment, I was back to normal again (thank goodness.)
I would just like to say thank you to everyone who reached out after my last blogpost. I received an overwhelming amount of love and support and some friends even created a gofundme to help with credit card and medical bills. I was moved to tears when I saw that they had been created and then again when I saw that people were actually contributing! I am so incredibly thankful, you guys took so much stress off of my shoulders and I truly appreciate it so much! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I'm sorry for jumping around so much, but I just have a lot to say! I am so excited to announce that I have been chosen to be sponsored by the Carol Gavin Foundation! Every year they choose one woman to support, and this year even though they had already chosen someone, they made the exception of also choosing me. Next week on June 21st, we are having our first full band show which will also serve as a fundraiser for the Carol Gavin Foundation. It will be at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 from 7-9. ANDDDD the best part is that I WILL BE HAVING MY FINAL CHEMO TREATMENT TWO DAYS AFTER!!!!!!!!! It's gonna be a blast!! I'M ALMOST DONE!!!! Okay okay sorry for the all caps and jumping around.
Thank you guys again so much for your constant love and support. I love you so much and I am so excited right now while writing this!
These are the two fundraisers that my wonderful friends have created for me:
I love you guys so much