Tuesday, January 03, 2006

whew!

bye bye 2005. don't let the door hit you on the way out.
dunno about you, but i like to start my new year off with a fresh dose of chemo.
so tomorrow is TAXOL day - the bold new cocktail of 2006. new year, new flavor.
this one boasts neuropathy and loss of eyebrows and eyelashes as exciting side effects. and you thought being bald was sassy enough! [this wk's New Yorker features an article on baldness cures]

thanks to Jamer and Judith for another lovely New Year's Eve - great to see the Philly gang.
perhaps others would like to share our new tradition of counting down at 10 pm instead of 12? we like to pretend we're doing it for the kids'.

i'm going to try to avoid reading more about chemo now, and just go to bed - but i am nervous about the new drug/reactions to it. have heard of some instances of not just "tingling" or "numbness" but severe pain. maybe i'll stay lucky...

3 Comments:

Blogger michelle said...

Hopefully you won't be feeling too badly until day 3 or 4 post-infusion. Don't feel shy about taking painkillers for the bone & body aches. No one enjoys feeling like she's been run over by a Mack truck. Keep us posted!

P.S. My friend & neighbor just had her first AC last week and now she's being hospitalized for a nasty infection in her breast, fever and very low WBC. Ugh, complications so early on!

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah,

Logged on for the first time in forever. Hope you got my earlier messages.

I'm firmly convinced the TAXOL will not get you down. May it be as easy as sharing details on your (almost) full monty. I'll be thinking about you tommorrow...

You go girl!!!

Deb

10:40 PM  
Blogger sv said...

hey,
i want clear up something here -
when i said "full monty" i was referring to my head only!
gotta keep it clean here. this is a family blog afterall.

11:06 PM  

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