I am psyching myself up for chemotherapy number three! It’s coming up this Thursday, September 4th, at 8:30 A.M. at the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Island Centre.
Please do send me some love and positive vibes! I have come a long way, even in being able to ask you straight up, for your prayers and well wishes, and positive thoughts, or whatever you would like to call it. There are people now, from all over the world, from different faiths and beliefs, cheering me on, and I do feel the good energies being sent my way, and it does make a difference. Thank YOU! I am sooooo grateful!
This is my 3rd chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer coming up this week and although the last two (actual) treatments have gone exceedingly well, I still get anxious a few days to a week before. I don’t sleep well, and it seems there are so many tasks to complete to get out the door to get down to Victoria.
Still, no matter how well it goes, I get stressed. I cry. I get anxious. If only I could skip that stressful part … but … it’s all part of the process.
It has been a real blessing to do all of my treatment in Victoria. New friendships are growing, I feel so well taken care of by the oncologists and nursing staff. They all put me at ease. Once I arrive and walk through those doors at the cancer agency, I trust them with my life. Literally. And Victoria is a kind city. They exude kindness and customer service wherever I go, is excellent so far. It’s refreshing.
For the last two chemotherapy treatments, I have had a ride there and back (3.5 hours) and a “medical escort” with me, who also cared for my dog, Teddy, while I was in treatment sessions.
This time however, I travel alone, there and back. It’s not how I want it, as I don’t believe that anybody should “do” cancer alone. It’s just how it’s worked out this time. I guess people are busy and at work. I will be OK.
Instead of worrying, I count my blessings and focus on the good, and that I did have company, a beautiful friend with me in the last two treatment sessions. You know who you are, Cathy, thank you! You made it WAY less scary for me when I started this journey.
For this trip this week coming, I have been busy organizing dog care also, as there is no way I am leaving my buddy (Dr. T.) at home. He’s in this for the long haul with me, Doctor Theodore 🙂
And although I feel very fortunate to have Teddy along, as he is a 72 pound big standard poodle, there are a lot of logistics to sort out, and I have to make sure he is well exercised and walked while I am in treatment, so that once I get back to my hotel room, I can just rest and he will be content and happy and calm.
He’s a young dog (1.5) and extremely well behaved if he’s had his work out. Kind of like most humans 🙂 When we exercise, we are calmer and happier.
So that’s all for now, and I know you are with me, I can feel it. I really AM uplifted when people pray for me, send positive thoughts, think of me as whole and healed. Thank you for not giving up on me and for continuing to do so. You matter to me.