Alright folks, I'm here. I'm alive. And I'm doing surprisingly well. As you know, we went to the pharmacy to get the chemo (retail price: $2,877 per 5 day supply) and the anti-nausea medicine (retail price: $207 for a 10 day supply) on Friday evening. We are fortunate to have started this on a 3-day weekend. The whole family is home to help out--just in case. We are also fortunate to have health insurance (out of pocket expenses $110).
|Ever wonder what chemotherapy looks like?|
Day 1, we were all really anxious about what might happen. I woke up and felt a little queasy. But let me tell you, morning sickness during pregnancy was so much worse than what I experienced, so it was a plus to know that I could totally deal with that side effect. I got out of bed and had some breakfast and the queasiness subsided. We went grocery shopping. We had lunch. I took a marathon nap (was it 3 hours long? I don't even remember!). I got up, hung out with my family, worked on dinner, we put the kids to bed. And then I rested and took my 2nd dose.
|My two helpers ready for the task at hand!|
|Helpers making silly faces!|