I wished for chemo to begin sooner rather than later and I got my wish. Tomorrow it begins. I am glad for that — but I am nervous and scared and wish there was some other reason I’d be spending five hours in a medical clinic. But I am as prepared as possible — maybe not mentally, but I have all my stuff together which is typical of me. I like to organize and manage everything. I guess it makes me feel like I have some control. So I have a book and a magazine for reading. I have a DVD and will borrow Tracy’s portable DVD player. I have snacks and will take water too.
I drank one gallon of water today. I was told to drink one gallon the day before chemo, one gallon on the day of chemo, and one gallon the day after chemo — in order to fully hydrate my body for the chemo process. I’ve always had trouble drinking the recommended eight glasses per day so a gallon is a lot for me. But I did it. A small victory in the this whole cancer game.
On the eve of chemo, I am going to relax. I plan to watch the new Apprentice and ER. Then I will sleep. My sleep has not been affected in the past two months. I am thankful for that because I can’t compromise with my sleep — just ask John who did most of the newborn middle-of-the-night feedings in our house!