After having such a good week, I was all ready for this week because I knew that I was going to get the steroids again. On Monday, March 4th, my blood counts went down and my ANC was 1130, Hemoglobin 11.8 which was not that bad. I actually handled everything on my own that day as daddy got an important call so he was sitting outside. I knew all my meds that I took in the morning and reported them to the nurse; got my port accessed and later my nurse took me for the chemo.
I would say that it was a rough week for me. The best part of the week was that I started with my home instructions for Spanish. My home instructor was super nice! Thanks to her, I think I did well in my Spanish Quiz. Can’t wait to get the results. After first few days, I started with my back and belly pain. It was so hard to eat anything even though I had the urge to eat because my belly was so bloated that it felt like it was going to burst open. I know I made my dad go crazy as I would I ask him bring something from outside and then by the time he came I just could not eat anything. I would just lay down all the time especially in the evening time because my body felt so heavy and sore.
On Sunday March 10th, I was feeling really down with lot of pain in my lower back and the hip region. I was also sad that my grandma was going back to India. She took such good care of me and helped me a lot with feeding me with lot of patience. I will miss her a lot! But at least my other grandparents are here now with me to help me for next few months. Later that day, my pain got so bad in the back and the hips that I could not even sit or lay down. It was the first time, I just could not distract myself and stop my restlessness and complaining about my pain. My mom had to call the hospital to speak with the doctor to find out if I could take pain medication. Thank god I was able to walk and move around otherwise I would have to go the emergency room. The doctor was okay for me to take the pain meds as long I did not have the fever. Oh! What a relief! It felt so much better after taking Tylenol and finally I was able to sleep through the night.