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I haven’t written an update in a few days, sorry, no real reason. I’ve been super excited about my Oprah news and I’ll start with that I guess, since that’s definitely the most entertaining. Nina and I are all scheduled to fly up to Chicago next Wednesday night after my Herceptin appointment and are on the audience guest list for the Thursday morning taping, which is the finale show of this season!! We’re not sure what the topic is yet but it’s bound to be a super fantastic show!! I watch Oprah every day and am so excited to basically meet the most famous person in the world!! My Herceptin appointment that Wednesday was supposed to be at 3:00 but I had to move it to 2:30 so we wouldn’t risk missing our 6:00 flight. When I called to reschedule it for earlier, they said they weren’t allowed to schedule my treatment any earlier because the earlier appointments are reserved for the longer treatments, like the ones I have every three weeks. When I told them it was because I needed to fly out for the Oprah show, they were like “oh wow, ok, what time do you need to change it to?!” It was really funny. Leave it to Oprah to have pull with the chemo schedule, ha!! I’m not sure when the finale will air but the Dr. Oz episode where my picture will be on set will air on Tuesday, May 12. I know I’ve mentioned this a few times already, sorry, can’t help it.
My next big news, which is on the opposite spectrum of excitment, is that my hair is basically gone. I have about 15% of it left probably and am wearing wigs and hats full time now. It wasn’t as dramatic as I thought but it’s still coming out every day. I haven’t decided to shave it yet, but really only because I think that would hurt. It’s a little sore and sensitive up there. It’s nice not shaving (my legs) though and I’ve been getting to work much earlier.
And now for my chemo stuff; I guess I haven’t really said anything about my second big round yet. It went better than the first round but I was very busy with Nina’s shower over the weekend and took certain precautions to prevent some of the side effects this time. I took certain prescriptions earlier and longer, chewed on ice during my treatments, drank more water beforehand, etc. I heard the treatments would get worse each time but my second one was actually better. I’ve come to the conclusion that I just got really sick at the same time as the first round, which made everything worse. I have had some side effects though, including being really tired the first days by around lunch, hitting the sack between 6-8 pm the first 5 nights or so, feeling nauseous here and there, etc.
Hm, what else……. Ah yes, my friend at the wig place. I haven’t heard back from her yet since we last spoke but I called and left her a message and will keep everyone posted.
And one last a random update……I’m having a hard time finding foods that don’t have sugar and soy!! Soy has plant estrogen, which I can’t have because my cancer has estrogen receptors, and sugar supposedly fuels cancer so that’s been a big struggle. I love my snacks and miss my Dove chocoloate eggs. Sugar is obvious, but you wouldn’t imagine how many things have soy!