I actually had a pretty good night's sleep considering I was going to have my first chemo cocktail to look forward to in the morning. I had to wake up early (5:30 am) to go to the bathroom since my sister was a water nazi yesterday. I thought I'd be able to just "float" to chemo today with all of the water I took in yesterday. I was advised, and have been reading, that in order for chemo to go the smoothest, (ok...smooth chemo...that's an oxymoron if I ever heard one!) I need to take in a MINIMUM of two liters of water daily. Since I'm usually like a camel, and take only the briefest of drinks during the day, I thought my kidneys were going to explode yesterday from the massive water amounts I was drinking. (Not to mention the amount of time it took running to the bathroom every second of the day!) Luckily I fell back asleep and woke up again around 8:00, and AFTER my first cup of coffee, I'm drinking water yet again. I'll try to drink two bottles before I leave. My appointment is scheduled for 11:00 this morning. Carly, Jess, and my sis, Melissa, will be going with me to keep me entertained. (HA) Carly has some "pirated" movies on her laptop (we are NOT going to ask her how she already has Madagascar 2, and Slumdog Millionaire downloaded! She apparently has "her ways!") I'll take some reading material, and my "new to me" Ipod (thanks for your castoff Rach!) which Carly has ALSO downloaded music and books onto. (Now you all know why I don't need to be tech savy...why bother when Carly can do it for me! Too bad she has to go back to college this weekend.) I was also told to bring lunch with me, since I'll be there for three to four hours. Now, normally I'm not one to skip my lunch (or dinner, or dessert for that matter) but I'm thinking I just might not have my "normal appetite" as I'm being hooked up to drugs for four hours! Call me crazy, but it doesn't sound like it will cause one to work up an appetite! I'll let you know how that pans out.
That's it for now. I'll come back later today and let you know how everything goes. YES, I'm nervous and scared, but it's more from the unknown. Once I've actually gone through it, at least I'll know what to expect the next time (and we know there will be many next times). So, off I go into the "wild blue yonder," and I'm going to hang on tight because I know it's going to be a bumpy ride.