Today begins round two of chemo for my Dad. He responded really well to round one and we are hoping that is a good sign. That being said we also know that round 1 of chemo is considered the "honeymoon" round where you get your hopes up that symptoms might not be too bad.
My Dad has already lost his hair AND 55 pounds. I am praying like mad (naively I know) that this is the worst of it. I pray that the nausea isn't too awful. I pray that he doesn't have to be hospitalized. I pray that he doesn't lose any more weight and end up with a feeding tube. Most of all I pray that IT WORKS!
What I am thankful for is that we are a close family. We might be in each others business and fight like cats and dogs sometimes this is when it matters. These are the times when a support system is huge. What one person can't do, another picks up the slack. It works for us. I am thankful we can provide my Dad with that.
So pray for an effective cycle. Pray the symptoms are minimal. And pray (most of all) that it blasts the hell out of those lymphoma cells!