It has been a very long time since I posted last. Just before my hiatus, I made a trip to New York to see my doctor at Sloan-Kettering. It was a wonderful trip, in large part because while I was there I had a clean PET scan and found out that my treatments would be reduced from six cycles of ABVD to four cycles of ABVD. I returned from New York, all keyed up to write this amazing “I’m halfway though with chemo and on top of the world” post, when suddenly things seemed to stop going my way.
A few days following that awesome PET scan, I experienced my most awful chemo aftermath to date. It happened just as I expected it to (but didn’t) the first time. I was so sick. Like wasn’t able to keep food down for almost four days sick. Like even teaspoons of water and ice chips weren’t happening sick. I’m so lucky that this has only happened once (so far). I’m also extremely fortunate that I had my mother in law in town to help Chris with Kai and to make sure that I kept attempting to consume fluids.
Before the wrath of the bad chemo treatment even subsided, another far more upsetting event unfolded. Chris’ grandmother, who he loves very much, passed away. By the time we headed out to Los Angeles to be with his family, I was physically feeling much better, but it did not seem like an appropriate time to write a blog post. I figured that I would catch up on blogging when we got home.
I was correct, but I had no idea just how long we would be gone for. Before we made it home from Los Angeles, we received more terrible news, this time about my Grandmother. Later that day we were headed from LA to New Jersey to be with my family and attend a second funeral that weekend.
Although we have been home for almost a week now, I just haven’t been in the mood to write. Instead of hiding behind my laptop, or in all likelihood, my iPhone, I wanted to spend my time holding Chris and Kai and being together, so that is what we did; I’m sure you all understand.