I ended up getting released from the hospital last Wednesday. I guess I was doing so well that they didn't feel I needed to be under observation anymore. Of course, the chemo still had to be given outpatient, so I went to an oncology office Thursday and Friday. Of course it is a 2 hour round trip commute, so it is kind of a pain in the ass. But at least I got to sleep in my own bed. My parents got here late Wednesday night. It was nice to spend some time with them without having to be in the hospital. We played a lot of cards and on Saturday we went to the Chihuly glass exhibit at the Desert Botanical Gardens, with a lot of walking and a little too much sun and AZ heat for everyone to handle well. Then I did yoga Sunday, thinking it would just be nice to stretch. I could hardly function during the hour session, and whimpered about my loss of strength. I definitely pushed it this weekend. The rest of the day was mostly spent relaxing on the couch and now I am exhausted. I have been on this crazy in one week, off another for the last month, and forgot what it was like to work. Because I am not supposed to do anything strenuous, I have done a lot of sitting in the past few weeks. Walking around chasing students in a lab all day gets tiring. But it was nice to be back on a schedule and have some normalcy to the day.
I have another round of treatment next week. I will have an IV in my arm all week so they just have to hook me up and let it go when I get there each day. That might totally freak my kids out, but there isn't much I can do. After that, I may have a 4th treatment. We really don't know until I get blood work done next week. They are looking for a zero pregnancy hormone count in my blood. It dropped significantly between the first and last treatments, and I only hope it does again before next week. In the meantime, I need to try and keep my energy level up to focus on lesson plans for next week. I can't believe I only have 5 weeks left before summer.