Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Catch up...New Treatment

Hi there,
It's been far too long so we'll see where this goes, may need to break up my update into several posts.  I began my new treatment last wednesday with Taxol.  With my spirits in the right place, I was hoping for the best, but Taxol kicked my bootie and I was bed ridden until Saturday.  This new drug has much different side effects than what I was used to with the AC and I think being as pregnant as I am, really takes a toll on my ability to rebound.  I was lethargic and achy from my head to my toes and nothing could ease the pain or provide relief.  Literally staying in bed was all I could do.  Thank goodness for my husband who waited on me hand and foot because I was worthless.  With it being my first treatment, I think a little panic struck because I didn't know how long it was going to last.  I started feeling more like myself by Sunday, and by Monday and Tuesday I was feeling stronger and stronger.  Thank heavens I felt better by Sunday so I could enjoy some much needed family time.  My loving Aunts threw me my family baby shower.  It was so nice to spend time with family, share stories, and get tips as I embark on mommyhood from the women who know best and helped shape me into the person I am today. Thank you to all Aunts, Cousins, Grama and of course my mom for celebrating Lansing's arrival.  I'll never forget Sunday and appreciate all the efforts you put into making the day so beautiful and fun.  A special thank you to little Reese who helped me open all my gifts, I couldn't have done it without you!

Only 23 days until Lansing arrives and boy am I feeling the pressure both methaphorically and physically.  You should see my hands and feet these days, they look like something out of a cartoon.  I'm lucky it's summer because I'd be wearing flip flops even if it was 20 below because nothing else will fit.  The only "thin" body part that remained is no longer. ;0)  On the bright side of growing beyond what I thought physically possible, my boy at 34 weeks weighs in at a whopping 5lbs 14ozs and according to the lady who did the ultrasound, Lansing already has a full head of hair!  I can't wait to meet my boy and this hair she speaks of!  My mom has her bets that he's a blonde, I'm hoping for a redhead like my baby brother, but Robert and I think he'll be a burnette.  What do you think?

Finally, there have been some beautifully written posts documenting the baby shower thrown in mine and Lansing's honor by my best friend that include some awesome DIY projects.  Check out and

I'm off to get my second treatment of Taxol today.  I'm going to really try to make a good effort to document what I'm going through so that I can recall this experience.  The good news is, it's my last treatment until Lansing arrives so even if it's rough recovery, I'll get a couple weeks to myself before I embark on the final 10 weeks of the dreaded Taxol.  Wish me luck! 

Peace & Love,

1 comment:

  1. 2 MORE WEEKS!!! Cannot wait, Misty and Robert :) Misty, hope you're doing ok. I know these last weeks of pregnancy are tough ones...we all want it over with at this point and yet, once its over some of us (me, Aunt Angie, your Mom were just discussing this) miss it ;-) lol...thus begins the ironies of motherhood LOL...You are going to be a WONDERFUL mother so happy for you both! Take care and much Auntie love, Aunt Chris


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