All I can Do is Smile

Round 1 Done


Last week was, in a word, exhausting. Fatigue still continues to be one of the main side effects I’m experiencing and my doc says that will compound as the treatments continue. The good news is I seem to tolerate the chemotherapy very well. There was a rough patch last week on the 2nd day after chemo, but I’m got an anti-nausea plan I’m working this time around that seems to be working well. That, and taxol has less pronounced side effects than the cisplatin.

I’m feeling pretty darn good, all things considered. And, I have a whole week off next week!

We met with the genetic department and I DO have a positive marker on the BRCA1 gene. We’ll cross that bridge after we get through this treatment. At least we now know the reason for this diagnosis.

My post-op visit went well too. I’ve been cleared to ride my bike on a trainer, so I’m excited to get a bit of activity outside of walking into my day.

Many thanks to this week’s drivers. Great seeing everyone. I’m definitely up for visitors next week if I keep feeling good.


8 thoughts on “Round 1 Done

  1. This is great news I’ll contact you about coming by if you can tolerate me ! We can go for a walk or run errands !

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  2. I am glad you are doing so well!


  3. Glad to hear you are doing good Jess! Keep it up!


  4. DoingY happy dance and can bring my bike and trainer with me next week! Watch out! Love you


  5. So glad to hear you are feeling better. Look forward to seeing you soon!


  6. Glad you are feeling good! Thinking of you!


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