THE CHEMOTHERAPY EXPERIENCE

there I was : I started on my first chemotherapy for the lungs.
I was told I would loose my hair, darken, and my fingers too would darken. now the thought of loosing my hair broke me down. they advised me to cut it off but I thought in my heart I wouldn’t loose it. it was painful .
so I started the first chemotherapy went well I didn’t vomit a lot. I hated the vomiting part because every time I vomited I was scared of food going to my lungs. that was the scary part. I would cough and cough my chest would pain a lot.
so I passed through the three weeks they had given me. I went for check up my blood was still strong to take another chemotherapy. I hate when they over prick me looking for veins. my veins are not good so they had to prick me like 6 times every chemo. remember some were damaged by the surgeries before so some were not functional.
any way they put the second chemotherapy after two weeks my beautiful hair grew weak it started coming off.
I was praying for my self to finish the chemotherapy.
to the third and forth…the fifth I didn’t have enough blood so they had to give me blood and then chemotherapy. I would leave the hospital like at 3 am heading home. my neck without enough support it would pain me the whole day. so I got my chemotherapy.
I had plaited my hair so it was easy for me to pull it. I pulled all of it out and there I was with a bold head .
I was tired of chemotherapy but had one more to go then go for check up. so I had it. I was growing smaller everyday. after three weeks after my chemotherapy I went for check up. they said nothing was changing . Remember the first two doses were not full because I was too weak as I started so the doctor recommended other two chemotherapy cycles. and I had to get them.
After those too I did a chest xray and nothing had changed the doctor decided I go off chemotherapy for some time as I waited for my next surgery.IMG_20150323_190834-1

16 thoughts on “THE CHEMOTHERAPY EXPERIENCE

  1. You are great and inspiring Carol.
    Good to see the positive side of all the challenges you go through.
    When the going gets tough,the tough get going.
    Keep calm and courageous. You will overcome

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  2. You lost your hair but we did not lose you!!! You are a loved fighter. Like Kate Perry says, we still gonna hear you roar because you have strength of the tiger. Here are the lyrics from her song roar.
    I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
    Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
    So I sit quietly, agree politely
    I guess that I forgot I had a choice
    I let you push me past the breaking point
    I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

    You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
    Already brushing off the dust
    You hear my voice, you hear that sound
    Like thunder gonna shake the ground
    You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
    Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
    I see it all, I see it now

    I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
    ‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
    Louder, louder than a lion

    With this blog, Carol, the world hears you roar!!!

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  3. I know all will be ok very soon. I became depressed, lost ma spirit when i saw u without da beautiful hair, God z great u instill faith in us. U a His great instrument on earth. Keep on love

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  4. You are a fighter indeed my dear sister,i pray God heals you with every passing day for i see a big testimony in you.keep strong and i believe You shall be well.you inspire me alottt especially with your smile.

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  5. I am so sorry to hear that the chemotherapy did not work. It is a shame that it didn’t do anything to the cancer. I pray that the surgery will be successful and you will recover without any problems. Your hair will grow back don’t worry, you are still a beautiful young lady!!

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  6. Carol you remember how this all started and see where we are today. we have been together in this but above all, God is in control. i love you sis

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