Just finishing my final dose of chemo for the day! I must say its all very anticlimactic. Certainly not complaining, but the chemo doesn’t feel like anything really. Though they have loaded me with some anti-nausea meds so I guess that has something to do with it. There is quite the list of potential side effects, but I’m hopeful that I don’t suffer them too badly.
Before starting today I was kind of hoping that I’d be alone with my family in the room. But after being here for this long day, I can say it’s so comforting to be with other people who are going through the same thing. I already feel a strong sense of community here; an invisible bond that connects us. And I feel ashamed at ever thinking I’d be better off in a private room, separated from these people.
The care here at Dana Farber is incredible. Not only the level of skill, but also the level of compassion. I feel very comfortable here and blessed to have such a high level of care. The IV is beeping now, which concludes my first day of chemotherapy! Woot woot!
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