Well I'm on Day +4 today and things are going well.
There have been a lot of little things and minor discomforts but overall things are going smoothly.
My counts are plummeting. Literally my white blood count is undetectable right now. This is good, I'm just ready for them to start going back up!
I received a pint of blood yesterday to help out with that and will probably receive platelets today.
There have been a lot of little things that I'm trying not to focus on.
~My mouth has begun to hurt which means I may get mouth sores soon. This is the one side effect I have been dreading because I've never experienced it.
~My fatigue level was pretty bad yesterday. I just felt blah and didn't want to do anything.
~I'm not sleeping well at night for some reason. I just can't really rest even though I'm so tired.
~My stomach is pretty sensitive and I've had some nausea off and on. Medicine helps, but it's kind of a ticking time bomb! I'm never sure when I'm going to feel normal.
~I have to wear a mask every time I go anywhere and I get a lot of stares.
~David had to go back home for a while and I miss him a lot.
~I'm starting to feel homesick for Knoxville. I keep dreaming about all of my friends and my puppies and my house.
I know that these things are all minor compared to what I could be facing and so I count them blessings.
I read this verse this morning and felt the Lord speak to me through it.
"16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
1 Corinthians 4:16-18
My troubles are light and momentary! They have an expiration date, praise the Lord! I will work on fixing my eyes on Jesus to get through the next 26 days!