Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Uuggh! That is exactly how I have felt this weekend. Last week, I tried to squeeze in doctors and dentist appointments for the kids so that I did not have to go into any children's doctors office once I started chemo and run the risk of catching something. So what happened? I caught a stomach bug this weekend. I do not do well with nausea and it made me afraid of my first treatment coming up. I know they have great nausea meds, but none of them worked for me when I was pregnant (I was sick for about 7 months with each pregnancy) and I am fearful that they won't work now. I have all the factors of someone who might get sick on the meds. I had bad morning sickness with my pregnancies, I get motion sick (I can't even swing), I am sensitive to medications, etc. I can't even begin to imagine being sick for the next 5 months! I have to stop and take a deep breath and put it out of my mind. I won't borrow worry, I will just wait till Tuesday morning and see what happens. They are going to start the process slowly to make sure that I don't get really sick or have an allergic reaction, so I am supposed to plan to be there for about 4 hours. Good thing I have a great book list started. I've gotten some great suggestions and can't wait to get started. I've started the list that I have on hand on the side of my blog site. I will add to it as I finish the books and I have and get some new ones. If you are reading one of the same ones, feel free to comment on what you think about it!

The writing is therapy for me and your comments are encouragement to me. They make me feel like I am not so alone on this journey. So thank you! And I will share with you that after my bout with sickness this weekend, my main prayer request right now is that I will be able to be strong and not be sick when I start chemo on Tuesday.


Robin and Billy said...

You remind me a lot of my sister, Mikki. She was so sick during her pregnancy she lost a lot of weight. Even when she's not pregnant she gets nauseated easily.

If you need anything let me know. I'm mostly home, so if there's anything I can do just call. We have and will continue to pray for you in the coming days, weeks, and months.

We love you and we're cheering you on all the way to victory!!

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying specifically for you not to be nauseous Candi. I beleive in specific prayer requests! I'm glad they are easing into the treatments slowly so that they can gauge how you are doing as they progress.

Love you so much! Praying for you daily... usually several times a day! Hugs and prayers from snowy Maryland...


Julie & Patrick said...

When my mom was going through chemo, she found that sipping a root beer with ginger in the ingredients settled her stomach. Sometimes she would have a root beer float letting the ice cream melt a little to lessen the carbonation.

I can't imagine being sick for 7 months of a pregnancy...you deserve a medal for enduring that alone :)

Julie R

Peter and Nancy said...

I have friends who just told me that a sure-fire cure for vomiting (the kind when you can't stop) is the juice from canned peaches. (Not the peaches themselves, which are kind of gross!) It has to be the heavy syrup. They say to try a spoonful every 10 min. or so for an hour, and then you might be able to try other liquids.

Two of my friends say it totally worked for their kids, so I hope it helps out if you find yourself feeling sick.

I am a total wimp about nausea, so I will be praying hard for you!!