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Number 3

Wednesday last week was chemo #3. The treatment went very smoothly, and a little more quickly than #2. As usual, within half an hour of getting home, I was asleep on the couch. Thursday I felt quite good, which was handy since Bob and Amy — my brother and his wife — came to visit from Long Island. It was great to see them and have a relatively quiet day at home after all the Christmas festivities. Mom, who has been visiting from Florida for the past three weeks to help take care of me as I get used to dealing with chemo, left on the long drive home on Friday morning. Kathie and I took off work this week, but are returning Tuesday, as everything starts to return to normal (as much as possible, anyway).

I’ve had less mouth pain and less altered food taste this time around, which is a welcome change. I feel a little more tired than last time, and napped on the couch Friday and Saturday afternoon. Hopefully in a few days I’ll be back to normal and have another full week of feeling good like last time. That will also mark me as 25% through chemo, having completed three out of 12 treatments and the ensuing side-effects. It’s still hard to believe it will be almost summer by the time I’m done 18 weeks from now. I may also need to deal with the cumulative effects of the chemo drugs after a couple more treatments… time will tell!


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