It 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 !