Life After Chemo

April 19, 2011 Updated Apr 19, 2011 at 11:23 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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April 19, 2011 Updated Apr 19, 2011 at 11:23 AM EDT

Hi again! Let me tell you first that our trip to Paris was glorious and I was SO GLAD not to have chemo before I left. I would have been sick while I was there and Paris was just too magical to miss a single minute of it. Our viewers enjoyed sunny days with temps in the 70's and 80's..with Monet's Gardens in full spring bloom! However, only 12 hours after touchdown, my number was up. Report to the hospital for the port, to be followed immediately by chemo number 1. That day was ok. The next day wasn't bad. However by day 3, did someone get the number of that bus that ran me over? The unwellness kinda creeps up on you. Let's face it, the chemo chemicals are a poison that affects every cell of your body so your body reacts in waves. Now 4 days after, I still eat tiny meals, and I think my immune system has been affected. Blisters I had in France are back. Can't brush your teeth vigorously, or even scratch an itch for fear it turns into something worse. I can hardly remember the weekend but the only good thing about the next dose is that it will mean I'm halfway done. Today is better than yesterday. I got through the whole show today! Here's hoping that tomorrow will be better still! xxme