Neulasta after first chemotherapy treatment

by Sunday, September 29th, 2013Breast Cancer8 comments

Today I am feeling great. Yesterday was not too bad. I woke a little nauseous, but that went away. We had to go back to the hospital for my shot of Neulasta. The only thing I noticed yesterday was being a little sleepy most of the day. I lightly slept while Mark drove to Froedtert Clinical Cancer Center.
We had dinner last night, and Mark had Project Runway on the recorder from Thursday. Project Runway is one of my favorite shows. I especially love Michael Kors when he is on. I was really excited to see it. I had my chicken burger and corn on the tray table, finished that and was ready to watch, but I fell asleep twice during the show, and it must have been only 7:00 p.m. I ended up going to bed at around 8:30.

I woke after a good nights sleep, and the first thing I wanted to do was go for a walk. Yesterday when I got up, like I do almost every morning, I got on the scale before anything. I know lots of people think it’s crazy to weigh yourself every day, but this is one true way of keeping myself in check. I had gained 7.4 pounds! The only thing of real substance I ate the day before was a turkey sandwich while getting my chemo. Today I get on the scale and I am down 9.2. All I can think of is I was filled with fluids. I drank probably 100+ ounces of water the day before and I did notice I was getting up a little more than normal last night, so my body must have been retaining a lot yesterday.

I went for my walk but didn’t feel like doing the few miles of running like I usually do. This port just being installed I think is going to take some getting used to. The only way I can explain it is it feels a little ooky. When I lay on my side or turn my head to the right it feels like it pulls a little. I guess that’s normal and I realize this is just temporary. So I just walked my 5 miles and it was wonderful. I felt so good there were so many couples and families out on the trail today and everyone seemed so happy. These are the days that I don’t take for granted. I hope this journey goes as well as it has so far. I realize I might have some ups and downs but so far so good. And I love my sweet husband he has been the greatest!!!
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