I am now lying in bed….in full chemo attack mode…..fondly reminiscing about the pre cancer days when my BFF, Jackie, would call me up to compare hangover symptoms. She would say something like, “I’m perishing here,” and I would respond, “I’m sick enough to be prayed for in church.” Well, not to sound morbid (since this is meant to be an up-lifting blog), but if you take your worst hangover day and multiply it by 100, then you’ve got a bad chemo day.
The thing that helps me through the rough days is my favourite mantra: This too shall pass. It will pass, and I will feel good again! Even on the days when I feel “normal-ish” I can almost hear the Alleluia chorus singing: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alll-eee—luuuuu—IAAAAAA! So I can only imagine how grateful I will be when this sickness is behind me. I will never again take another “good day” for granted.
p.s. Wednesday, December 7th was my LAST chemo!
Tip: When times get rough, just remember: This too shall pass.