On June 10th, I went to the hospital for the final treatment of the 5th phase. I was excited about it because after today, I will be in the Maintenance phase. My ANC was 1140 and HB 10.4 so I received Vincristine and Methotrexate. I got the higher dose of Methotrexate so I was getting little sore throat when I came back but it was not as bad as it used to be. It felt so good when the doctor started discussing about getting my port out soon because I was ready to get the medicine through the IVs in the arm in the Maintenance phase. I went to school the next day but did not feel too good and daddy had to pick me up from the school. Every day I was getting better and on was able to attend a charity event in the name of DMCF which was very inspiring. I promised myself that I will definitely volunteer for these kind of things, once I get better. I was happy that I was able to attend the school for remaining days of the school year.
It is so crazy, that the entire school year and the flu season we were trying to protect me so I did not attend the school but then my brother got the flu on the last day of school. I was then confined to my room most of the time and lot of precautions were taken so that I do not get any infection. He started on flu medicine and now I had to take the medicine too as a prevention. So more medicine added to my list of medicines..Great! But now I am a pro at taking the pills by mouth that it really does not bother me. Week passed by so fast and the vacations started and I was excited because next week I was going to get my port out.
It was so glad to read about how you are doing. I am so happy for you and your family!!!!!!
I hope you are enjoying the summer. Stay healthy and I hope to see you soon!
So nice to read your continuing journey. It sounds like you are certainly on the road to recovery! Enjoy your summer!!
I am so happy to hear you are doing well. I know how excited you must be to finally coming near to the end of your treatments. Praying for you and wishing you all the best!
Arjun – welcome to Maintenance my friend. I know it’s been a rough journey at times, but you’ve proven your amazing resilience and we are very proud of you. As Jack will tell you, Maintenance is much easier and you will be getting stronger every day. Keep up the great job and positive spirits!