The 2nd treatment of Taxol went well. About 5 minutes after Benadry was hooked up I was off to lala land for 4 hours, then came home to go to bed at 8pm! The Benadryl had such an effect this time that when the nurse was sitting with me for the first 15 minutes of chemo (protocol) I had to apologize for not chatting and go to sleep! I woke up when the meds were almost done to my husband sitting next to me and a missed call from my son, which brings me to the next point…support.
Without the never ending prayers, wishes, thoughts, donations, cards, facebook messages, tumbler comments, care packages etc I honestly can say I would have a.) given up or b.) needed A LOT of therapy and support groups! On top of fighting cancer some really crappy stuff has happened this year, only adding onto the stress of the current situation. However, family, neighbors, close friends, not so close friends, social media networks and so on are honestly what made me keep it together. The messages of inspiration and encouragement always came at a time where I thought I was about to loose it, ALWAYS!
This has confirmed for me that taking the 5 minutes to send someone a card, put a letter in their pocket, email, or calling someone to tell them you support them, share words of encouragement or just telling them how much you appreciate having them around can literally save someone. I of course can only speak for me, but 90% of the time that I got a message, I really, really needed it. So thank you for helping me to focus on moving forward, staying positive and healing. If I could ask one thing this week, please, continue your message. Email or call that person that you think may need to hear your words of support, it will ALWAYS be welcome, always!