one week in
June 16, 2011
I survived my first week of chemo! My first infusion went well last week and the needle situation wasn’t too bad. The first 3-4 days after were rough with nausea, appetite and sore-mouth, but a much-needed surprise visit from Mark, my fiance from North Carolina whom I hadn’t seen in over a month really helped me feel better! I am on anti-nausea meds, and I’m feeling pretty normal now except for a little coughing and maybe some fatigue. I’m praying that I can continue to handle the side effects as well as I did this week as I continue to receive more treatments.
I have been so overwhelmingly blessed by all of you and by Vanderbilt. I received a letter in the mail informing me that I have been qualified for 100% financial assistance for Vanderbilt Medical Group services and that my remaining balance has been adjusted to zero! It feels like I just won the lottery! When I started testing and procedures for a diagnosis, I had dismissed the overwhelming “How am I going to pay for all of this?” question (because I am a 20-year old college student with my own dinky health insurance through my college and a current income of $0) and replaced it with “God’ll make a way”. And like always, He did. Already! I almost feel guilty for being blessed in such a huge way, like I should have prayed for it more or harder before I received it, but maybe someone else had been…
Praise Him from whom all blessings flow. Provider. Healer. Savior.
IN A NUTSHELL
- My first chemo infusion went smoothly. One week later, I am feeling pretty good with very little side effects
- My medical bills have been 100% covered under the Patient Assistance Program >>> PRAISE GOD!<<<
- My second treatment is on June 22