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!!!



8 Comments
  1. lynn erickson

    Thanks so much for sharing Amy! I love the blog, because I am always wondering how you are doing and it’s so nice to be able to hear your thoughts. You are an inspiration to me and many others!

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    • Amy Czerniec

      Lynn – Thanks for enjoying the blog. I feel it best to show how I am feeling instead of people wondering. I hope I can help others try to understand what it’s like to go through something like this. If I inspire then great.

      Amy

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  2. Linda Surratt

    Amy, so good to see your face and hear your voice after so many months! What a positive attitude, although that doesn’t surprise me one bit. You are a strong woman and seem to be growing a strong group of supporters. Glad to a member of it! Be well my friend…

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    • Amy Czerniec

      Linda – I am so blessed to have such wonderful women like you in my life. You have always given me strength with your leadership through my Weight Watchers journey.

      I miss you so much and am always glad to hear from you.

      Amy

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  3. Angela

    Amy! This is so great. I love watching and reading all of the updates. Thank you so much for sharing. I love your life, and your love for life. Its so inspiring. thank you!

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    • Amy Czerniec

      Angela – Thanks for following and caring so much. Your love and support means so much!

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  4. Cindy

    Good talking to you. Hope you feel good. Keep up the exercise when you can it does make you feel better. Positive thoughts go out to you every day. Hope to see you soon if you are up to it.

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    • Amy Czerniec

      It’s always good to talk to a survivor!!! Thanks for all or your tips and suggestions.

      Reply

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