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First chemo session: One step into this new journey with cancer

This is a short video from my first chemo session this round. I am telling the story of my daughter's reaction to hearing that I was going back on chemo.

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This is a short video from my first chemo session. I am telling the story of my daughter’s reaction to hearing that I was going back on chemo. She summed it up as no one else really could: “It sucks to be you mommy,” and yes, sometimes it really does. But here we are taking the first step on the next part of my journey with cancer.

Hopefully, this round will knock it back for quite some time. I am on a different treatment that I haven’t tried in the past – new drugs with a different timeline. I will explain more about that shortly. For now, I am day two post-treatment, typing from my bed. I have low-grade yuck, but it is not as bad as anticipated.

However, as my husband and mother are always happy to remind me, the effects are cumulative; the first one is never as bad as those that follow. For now, I have fatigue and weakness, but the general yuck factor is tolerable. So, we will take that for now and be happy that my expectations were way worse than the reality. I will update you all shortly as to what follows. And just a warning, the sound quality comes in and out.