To: Family & Friends

Date: April 20, 2013

Subject: 3rd treatment – 1 week in

This was originally an email written to my family and friends on the date above. I decided to make these public in the event they may be helpful to someone in the future who is embarking on a similar journey to mine.

Hi Everyone–

I’d say my 3rd treatment has been in between the 1st and 2nd in terms of how I’ve tolerated it. I didn’t get sick, but had a good bit of fatigue, fought nausea a bit and have had trouble with my fingers (cold sensitivity and neuropathy). As my surgeon put it, I’m in the process of being poisoned, so not feeling great is to be expected.

I was a little more productive during my bed rest this time around, able to get some work in on the laptop between naps. I much prefer that to just watching videos.

Caitlin’s 4th birthday was Thursday night and we had a very nice extended family dinner. She’s been having fun playing with her new toys already, and is looking forward to her birthday party brunch on Sunday.

Last night I went to the Rockies game with my dad, father-in-law and uncle-in-law – it was a great game with a Rockies win, and thankfully wasn’t as cold as had been forecast. My fingers got a bit uncomfortable in the middle of the game (I like it warm right now), but that was rectified with a cup of hot cocoa to hold.

The side-effects (especially finger tingling and numbness) do seem to be lingering a bit longer this time around, but I feel like I’m on track to have another good “off” week next week. :fingerscrossed:

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