6 down, 6 to go

Haven't been on the board in a while but just wanted everyone to know I"m halfway done with my treatments!  Got unhooked on Friday and today I'm starting to feel Abby Normal (Mel Brooks reference) again.  Session #5 was terrible with the nausea but this one (6) was pretty mild.  Just tired a lot which I'll take.  Some neurapathy in the feet but it's been in the 80's here so I've been able to wear flip flops which is nice.  My onc seemed to think that the rest of my sessions the symptoms should stay about the same.  I sure hope so.  I was able to go into work on Thursday with my lovely fanny pack on.  Oh, and I have great news.  I've been taking vacation for my chemo sessions (50 hours so far) but just found out thru my H/R department that I'll get reimbursed for all my vacation hours and will get paid for all remaining sessions.  Don't have to use vacation.  Whoo hoo!!!

 

Cynthia

Comments

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Wonderful

    Half way is always good.  You've been through it this far and now can count down to 0.  Hoping that the symptoms don't get worse for you but subside and are minimal.  Good job on keeping with the plan :)

    Kim

  • AnnLouise
    AnnLouise Member Posts: 276
    Congrats on halfway.......

    You have had such a positive attitude.....hope the second half goes well. Will be thinking of you ...~Ann

  • Deena11
    Deena11 Member Posts: 199
    Keep up that positive attitude

    This time last year, I was about halfway through.  You do have a great, positive attitude.  It may get hard sometimes but you will get through this.  A year after my "half way through", I feel great!

    Hugs to you.

    Deena

  • Coloncancerblows
    Coloncancerblows Member Posts: 296
    Thank you all.  Sometimes its

    Thank you all.  Sometimes its hard keeping the positive attitude but I will get thru this!  I'm walking a Colon Cancer walk this Saturday and have already raised $500.  Very excited to have my family walking with me too.

  • devotion10
    devotion10 Member Posts: 623
    Cynthia ... What wonderful news and how great to see your

    beautiful smile again.  I know you are relieved to be halfway through and also to have such good news about your vacation time. Getting used to the fanny pack takes a bit of time but sounds like you are adjusting well. All the best to you. ~ Cynthia

     

  • Coloncancerblows
    Coloncancerblows Member Posts: 296
    Well to recap, come to find

    Well to recap, come to find out I won't get reimbursed for my vacation and will have to use vacation for the rest of my sessions.  Stinks but I guess I should be grateful I have vacation to use rather than no pay.  Stinking company I work for!!  Yell

  • devotion10
    devotion10 Member Posts: 623

    Well to recap, come to find

    Well to recap, come to find out I won't get reimbursed for my vacation and will have to use vacation for the rest of my sessions.  Stinks but I guess I should be grateful I have vacation to use rather than no pay.  Stinking company I work for!!  Yell

    Have you checked out your benefits under the FMLA?

    I am going to post some info on a new post Cynthia. I don't know the size of the company you work for, but maybe the information will help you, or others in a similar situation.  You may be utilizing the FMLA already. ~ Best from one of the other Cynthias

     

     

     

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    Congratulations on half-way!

    And it's great that they will be paying you back for the time you've taken off.  It's kind of adding insult to injury when you have to use vacation days to do chemo.  When this is all over, you should take a nice trip!  Hugs~AA

  • YoVita
    YoVita Member Posts: 590
    Halfway done - congratulations

    Now you can start counting down.  As others have said, great attitude and smile.  Hope your remaining treatments and side effects are tolerable.

  • wawaju04976
    wawaju04976 Member Posts: 316
    Terrrific!!! I will have my

    Terrrific!!! I will have my 11th tx Friday and feel great!

     

  • Maxiecat
    Maxiecat Member Posts: 544
    Woo hoo!  You are half way

    Woo hoo!  You are half way there!  You can do it...the rest will be easy.

    alex

  • Coloncancerblows
    Coloncancerblows Member Posts: 296

    Have you checked out your benefits under the FMLA?

    I am going to post some info on a new post Cynthia. I don't know the size of the company you work for, but maybe the information will help you, or others in a similar situation.  You may be utilizing the FMLA already. ~ Best from one of the other Cynthias

     

     

     

    Thank you Cynthia.  My

    Thank you Cynthia.  My company is pretty big so FMLA is an option but in order to do that, I have to use up all my vacation first.  The way it stands now, I should have enough vacation to last my 6 more sessions.

  • Coloncancerblows
    Coloncancerblows Member Posts: 296

    Congratulations on half-way!

    And it's great that they will be paying you back for the time you've taken off.  It's kind of adding insult to injury when you have to use vacation days to do chemo.  When this is all over, you should take a nice trip!  Hugs~AA

    Ann,
    We already have our

    Ann,

    We already have our vacation booked in September to go to Sedona, Arizona.  Absolutely beautiful place there and I can't wait!!

  • Coloncancerblows
    Coloncancerblows Member Posts: 296

    Terrrific!!! I will have my

    Terrrific!!! I will have my 11th tx Friday and feel great!

     

    That is great!  congrats to

    That is great!  congrats to you!!

  • marbleotis
    marbleotis Member Posts: 720 Member
    Fabulous

    You are at the top of the hill, now coming down the other side.  Half done is terrific!!!!!