What a week of yuck

Birthdays have come and gone, I spent 3 days in the hospital, and my kids came back home.

Everyone has grown one year older. I am having a hard time realizing that I have a 16 and 13 year old. The twins still seem like they're little and not really old enough to be 8. AHHH. I want them to all be little again.

Week 8 do over...again

The three younger ones went with my parents to South Padre and they had a blast. It was perfect timing because I wound up in the ED again due to a fever. Along with the fever, there were a number of things that came up over the course of my stay from Tuesday through Friday. Erica and Enjoli were able to come to keep me company and to remember what the different providers were saying. I was out of it for most of the time and wasn't great at remembering what was happening. Needless to say, there are some changes to my current treatment plan. I was ready to start week 8 last week. However, due to me becoming sick with a fever and vomiting, it was decided to hold off until the following week. I went in today, as usual for Monday, and it was decided to hold off on chemo again this week as I am still not 100% and still dealing with a sinus infection and some GI issues. I have become very achy everywhere. I am hoping this myalgia is truly temporary because it's incredibly painful. It hurts to walk, sit, stand, move around and even sleep. My medical team also decided to stop the immunotherapy I receive once every three weeks during my normal infusions because that is likely the reason for these side effects I've been having. I am not sure what we are going to do about the immunotherapy, if it will be replaced or just drop off of my treatment plan. I'll know more next week. Meanwhile, I'm taking some steroids and getting some fluids added to help me stay hydrated. I am hoping to be back at work and just getting back in my normal routine as soon as possible.

On another note, my hair is definitely starting to go now. Slowly but surely the globs of hair are everywhere. It's hard to tell by looking, but I'm definitely starting to lose it. It might be a few more days or even a week before it becomes very patchy. I think I'm ready to part ways with my hair, just as long as it comes back when this is over! Other than my hair, I am still feeling ok with my nails and other random side effects. Nothing too bad other than looking like a 13 year girl as my face has broken out so bad but it appears to be clearing up a little now.

It's Time For Dodger Baseball

I think timing is on my side!!! A couple of friends gave me tickets to my Dodger game in April. Before my treatment was delayed by two weeks, the week of the game was lining up with a ton of tests and decisions that would need to be made. It was around the time I might have to start additional chemo...We all believe the Dodger gods were helping me with this. I will still be on my regular chemo treatment plan and I am confident I will be back at it and feeling great again around the time of my games. I am so thankful for that. It's what I want so bad. They haven't played here since 2014!

Happy Birthday to Me

But first, Happy Birthday to all of my kids. It's always busy and never dull in March. I love you and can't wait to celebrate with you for many more years to come.

Although today is my birthday, I am looking to the huge celebration next year. One for the kids and one for only me. Hahahaha. I can't wait to have that planned and have it to look forward to. And for In-n-out. OMG I am getting so much in-n-out. Thank you for all the birthday wishes and the wishes for the kids. They all had fun days. The weather here has been so nice. Charlotte finally...FINALLY rode her bike without training wheels. She was at a place of "Yeah, I can do it, but I don't want to so I'm not going to. Training wheels for life!" But this weekend she finally did it. Now I'm waiting for the time to come when she eats shit and never wants to ride her bike again...We will have to find something better than ice cream to bribe her back on the bike.

Thank you every one. Have a great rest of the week

Love Erica

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I am married and 36 years old, with four kids and two dogs. We all have birthdays coming up in March and they are big milestone birthdays for the girls.
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