UPDATE

I had my 10th round of chemo last Tuesday which means I have 6 to go. The oncologist and I had a good meeting before my treatment and I even brought up stopping the chemo but he had none of that because my tumor is shrinking. He adjusted my meds in hopes of more good days after treatment. Previously the 3 days right after chemo were really good days because of the steroids I was taking and the next 3 days were down days where I couldn’t work. This week without the extra steroids I had 3 pretty good days, Friday I worked a half-day and was exhausted, Saturday I tried to work from my laptop but it had issues and today (Sunday) I am actually working at the computer. I feel a little lightheaded once and a while but am trying to push through.

I have several reviews to write but my brain has not cooperated in stringing the words together correctly. I have learned that is called Chemo Brain. I apologize for that and will get them written as soon as I can.

Thank you for understanding my absence for now and all your thoughts and prayers. I hope to be back soon!

~Lori

30 thoughts on “UPDATE

  1. Lori, thanks for the update and all the best to you in your recovery! Take care of yourself and thanks for always thinking of authors and their readers. <3

    1. Thanks for the update, Lori. My husband has been dealing with cancer since January so my heart goes out to you and your family. Be kind to yourself.  

  2. No need to apologize for that! I appreciate your sharing. Best wishes on your continuing recovery. Hugs & Prayers!

  3. Please take care of yourself first Lori, nothing is more important than you and your health! I hope more better days are ahead for you! Thanks for all you’ve done! *HUGS*

  4. The main thing is for you to take care of yourself. Praying for you.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  5. Goodness, Lori, cut yourself some slack while going through chemo!!! Your immune system has been assaulted. It’s great to be able to work on days when you’re truly up to it, but don’t let yourself feel bad about needing to go easy right now. You are doing really well, so let yourself relax between treatments. Please rest and be good to yourself.

    Blessings,
    Sarah Gunning Moser

  6. Perhaps your doctor can arrange for you to see a nutritionist. Stay hydrated. Take care of yourself. It’s ok to slow down until you get through this. It’s not a failure to do nothing if that’s what you need to do.

  7. Lori, I truly am sorry you are experiencing this and wish you all the best. Taking care of yourself must be your only priority. Thoughts, best wishes and prayers are with you.

  8. You remain in my prayers daily….thank you for letting us know how you’ve been getting along. Your family also remain in prayers. Yes, chemo brain is real….we just want you to get well.

  9. Oh goodness, your precious dear🌷 Rest rest & more rest💞. You have a lot going on inside, you must allow it to work. It take everything out of you. Don’t fight it by thinking you need to be superhuman or even attempt to resume part of your daily life. Your body & cells are weaponizing for life battle for you from an intruder😉
    YOU will make THIS💞 just rest, take care of yourself. That is your #1.
    We are lifting you in our prayers🌹

    Gkathgoldin@yahoo.com

  10. My daughter is a cancer survivor, so I understand. You take care of you, forget about us. We’ll be here when you join the ranks of the survivors with my daughter! Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery!

  11. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I also have cancer but I only needed three rounds that were completed before this new normal started. I also had some issues similar to yours. My lightheadedness would be while I was having my chemo treatment. Sleeping for a couple of hours and wearing what they call a chemo hat (large ice pack that wraps around your head). I must have had chemo brain as well. I found that my concentration went out the window. It seemed like the only time I could concentrate was when I was working. Try to blog or read a book – that was not going to happen. The worst part was when my bones hurt. I would be up for hours trying to walk it off. My hairdresser suggested an epson salt bath and that worked a little but not much (my feet appreciated it though). I was silent from November until the end of April so I can understand where you’re coming from. We can be patient as you take your time getting back to where you want to be. Just know we are all thinking of you.

  12. It is great news hearing that the tumor is shrinking. I can imagine you miss writing reviews. I hope you will improve each day. Sending you prayers and thoughts.

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