Are we done yet?

Chemo Sucks!

Chemo Sucks!

I am really f******* sick of chemo. Over it. Done. I had my third round of ICE chemotherapy in the hospital last week. A big thank you to everyone who came to visit me (Barbara, Crystal, Katina, Katie, Allie, Pete, Malcom, Amy, Cat, Candis, Von, Shelly, and Charmel). As most of you know, I am usually pretty coherent the first and second day of chemo, but when the third day hits, its all out hell. I want to take this moment to thank Pete & Malcom for coming to visit me on the third day. Having both of you talk to me while I lay in the hospital bed completely fatigue and wanting to puke my guts out really comforted me. I can never truly articulate how thankful I am to have you both in my life. I also need to take a moment and thank the nurses at the hospital. Caprice, Mary Ann, Sally, and Bricky, you are my angels and I could not fight this fight without you. Please know that you are all amazing and I will never forget the love and support that you ladies have shown me.

Today is a week out from chemo. I am not feeling good, but I am determined to get back up to speed. On the third day of ICE chemo, there was a concern for my blood counts. My red blood cells were dropping and they were going to give me a blood transfusion. They decided to give me an injection of Procrit to boost my red blood cells. I ended up being discarded very late Thursday night from the hospital. Side effects from chemo this time were different. I was completely sick and had to take a lot of anti-nausea medications. I am not going to lie to you, but its been a nightmare. Right now, everyday is a challenge. I take steps to see what my body is capable of, but sometimes the risks involve passing out. I know that I this is a slow process and I will get better soon. I just have to be patient (one of my strong qualities. 🙂

Thank you for all of your comments, phone calls, and texts. I love you all!

6 Responses to “Are we done yet?”

  1. 1 June Rich October 1, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Hi Geraldine, My husband, Bud, and I were so glad to meet you when we were in town visiting my son, Pete. Pete is a good friend and a gentle soul. For you to be his friend, I know you have to be a wonderful person too. You’re a beautiful girl and we truly wish you the very best in your recovery process. We know it isn’t easy. Bud’s first wife, Dolores, died after suffering from various cancers for 17 or 18 years. Just know that we send healing and loving thoughts to you.

  2. 2 Allie October 2, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Ooh girl, put it out there. Crazy sexy beautiful. There is so much “piss and vinegar,” something my boss likes to say about fired-up people, in your post. That’s a good thing! That’s a tool in your survival kit.

    I love you my bird of paradise!

  3. 3 Rachael Hendrickson October 2, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    You are a strong loving person and you will get through this. You have such a wonderful support system! You will never be alone! Stay brave my friend!



  4. 4 Courtney Carpenter October 6, 2008 at 10:48 am

    I love you so much my friend! I wish I could be there physically with you. You are constantly in my thoughts. You will beat this. I’m just so sorry for all that you’ve had to go through.
    Can you imagine Cory in your position? Good Lord. He’d never make it. I think the drive to chemo would do him in. 🙂

  5. 5 Diana October 6, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    I wish you didn’t have to go through this! But for some reason, you got this S#!&. I know you will make it through your treatments. Hang in there!
    P.S. Scooby and Sasha say meow, meow :-)!

  6. 6 Dan October 7, 2008 at 1:04 pm


    Hey G. Candis told us about your site today. Liz and Conner and Alex and I are thinking about you and hope you start feeling better soon.

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