Day after first chemo....

I know that it is still early, so I do not want to jinx anything...but so far, I am feeling better than I ever expected to after my first treatment. After updating my blog yesterday evening, I felt pretty sleepy, so I just hung out in bed for the rest of the night and was sure to drink a lot of water. I was not feeling very hungry, so my sister brought me over a Jamba Juice...she is such a sweet sister...the BEST, I am SO thankful for her!! 
And I am also SO appreciative to have my mom who slept next to me last night to check my breathing EVERY hour and make sure that I had no fever developing from the Bleomycin...YES I am 25 years old and my mom slept with me checking on me like I was a newborn baby all night, LOL :) It is very convenient to have a nurse as a mom :) 
I was able to sleep with no problems, until about 3am when I woke up with the feeling that my hands were numb and tingly. It was very uncomfortable, and is still feeling that way now, but I put on a pair of warm gloves and it actually seems to help out. Other than that side effect, I have not felt sick...and hopefully will not for this first round...I know it is still early, but I am trying to be positive. I have noticed that my energy level is down a lot, and that I am feeling really weak when I went downstairs to get more water...which I am sure is to be expected. I'll take that over nausea and vomiting any day!!!
Keep those positive thoughts and prayers coming my way please! They are definitely helping, and I am SO thankful for all of them! :)

Here are some pictures of me getting my first chemo treatment yesterday...they are definitely no glamour shots, but here they are anyway:)




Just arrived and nervously waiting in the recliner for the chemo drugs to be ready...they don't put them together until the patient arrives so none get wasted. I had just been given a dose of Zofran and Decadron (which helps with the nausea/vomiting). The bandages on my upper chest are from the incisions from my port surgery that I had just had put in the day before this. 


   
My wonderful nurse Julie and I, she is administering the Adriamycin (the red stuff) through my port in my chest...which causes hair loss and most of the other unpleasant side effects.
My mom and I...we are just missing my dad in this pic, I will be sure to make him take one with me next time :) I am so thankful to have such loving parents, they have been so supportive and have been with me every step of the way! I don't know what I would do without them! I love you guys so much!

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