Day 47- 52

IMG-20181010-WA0005It has been long time since I wrote anything in my blog. You know why? Because it has not been a fun treatment phase this time. I have not been feeling that great due to my nausea, bad taste in my mouth, discomfort in my belly and not being able to eat well. It has been bumpy few days with few random cries, feeling of sadness because I do not like this feeling of being hungry but not able to eat. One day in school at lunch time, I had such a strong feeling to throw up that my friend called the nurse and I had to go and lay down in the nurse’s room till my dad came to pick me up. My mom tries hard in the night time, with lot of distractions, to make sure I eat and drink the high protein shakes so that my weight maintains. This is what the dietitian said. My cheeks are getting smaller and so is my belly. I think I have lost lot of hair too already but still not bald..haha!

I have been going to the treatment every day from Monday to today and will go tomorrow too. Good part is at least I am able to attend half a day of school. I heard the doctor say to my dad that they generally do not allow the kids with cancer to go to school but since CHOP allowed me to go then they will follow the same. My blood counts should be in safe range for me to go to school. This Monday, they went down after the last week treatment but still in safe range. My dad has been working hard every day starting from dropping me in the morning to school and then, in the afternoon, take me for the treatment, and then bringing me back.

Despite all that, I have few good things to share like I am getting home instructions from my teachers which are helping me to catch up with the lessons. I have been doing well in my tests so far and getting good marks. My teachers are super nice and have given me the test later or early if I am not present that day. I want to prove to them and to my parents that I can still do good in 5th grade.  I had a great picture day while I still have my hair. It would have not looked good with the hat on. It can be a good memory for 5th grade now. I am maintaining my weight until now, and I still got the muscles and fat belly to show off !

15 thoughts on “Day 47- 52

  1. rosemarie adler October 11, 2018 / 5:35 am

    Hi Arjan!

    Thanks again for sharing. I did miss reading your blogs and thought that you weren’t feeling too well. So I prayed hoping to send you extra strength to overcome this soon..

    You look terrific-like superman!

    Keep strong as you have a lot of people supporting you.

    XOX Ree


    • Arjun October 18, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      Thank you!


  2. Merry Emmich October 11, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    Hey Arjun Buddy– Keep up the positive attitude and stay strong! You’ll be through this phase before you know it! Remember when you checkmated Connor in three moves-ha, that was funny! He’s looking for a rematch! We are always thinking about you and praying for your speedy recovery!! Respectfully yours, Coach Curt


    • Arjun October 18, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Thanks Coach! Can’t wait to play with Connor both on and off ice !


  3. Priya & Shrini October 12, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    Dearest Arjun,

    Sorry this phase has been rough on you but we know that you are a champ and will ride through this too. You are always in our thoughts and prayers and Sathvik is always telling us how impressed he is with how you are handling this! Let me know if there are any other authors you enjoy reading and i’ll be happy to bring you more books from the library. We will see you soon buddy! Keep up your amazing positive attitude and this too shall pass!

    Priya aunty and Shrini uncle.


    • Arjun October 18, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you aunty and uncle! I am trying my best and Sathvik is a great help!


  4. Barkha October 13, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    Hey Arjun,

    Love the superman shirt! I am so proud of you for getting through this with such an amazing attitude and for maintaining this blog! You are an excellent writer and I love that you love school and enjoy reading and learning!!! 🙂

    Did you finish the Percy Jackson series? What are you thinking of reading next!?

    Sending lots of love, prayers, and good wishes your way!

    Barkha Didi


    • Arjun October 18, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Thank you Bua!


  5. Marc October 16, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    HI Arjun. Sorry we haven’t replied in a long time, our dad says we may see you soon before the RPI Princeton game. Hope you feel better soon. We’re going to give you the ceremonial first puck drop at our new rink. Bye, see you soon.

    Brandon and Brendon


    • Arjun October 18, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks guys! I am already do excited to know that you guys are coming to visit me. I can’t wait to see your ice rink and thanks for thinking of me!


  6. Neha October 17, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Thanks Arjun for sharing the post.
    I have been praying for you and really very proud of you. You are a strong very strong kid and it is going to get better soon.
    I pray each day for you…
    Lots and lots of love
    Neha Aunty


    • Arjun October 18, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      Thank you aunty ! I can use all the prayers !


  7. Kristi Reed October 18, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    Hi Arjun,

    I think it is so cool that you are writing this blog. You’re an awesome kid. Thanks for sharing your story. I hope you are feeling better soon and enjoying eating again.

    ~ Ms. Reed, Substitute Teacher


    • Arjun October 18, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you Ms Reed!


  8. John Marley October 18, 2018 / 10:45 pm


    I love the Superman shirt! I’m sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling so well during this phase of your treatment. We pray for your speedy recovery every day. Stay strong and don’t hesitate to ask Colin for any assistance that you may need at school.

    Coach John


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