Good Morning #KelleyStrong!
As you know, Kelley completed her first chemo last Wednesday. Her physician and nursing staff indicated that she could start experiencing side effects Friday afternoon and Saturday. It's a strange feeling, Kelley was anticipating feeling several ways, but until you go through it, you just aren't sure what to expect.
Thursday, Kelley started experiencing flushing and it was visible on her cheeks. Friday, Kelley drove herself (she wanted to) to Siteman St. Peter's to receive fluids and have her pump removed that was hooked up to her port. That evening and Saturday, she felt a tremendous amount of fatigue and indigestion. She felt better Sunday and actually did some things around the house with her sister, Lisa.
Overall, Kel, was okay with the side effects she experienced. It was better than what was anticipated.
Thank you for all your support and kindness!!! It is so important to Kelley as she takes this head on!!!! Kelley is a competitor and that quality will serve her well on this journey. As with any competition, when you have people cheering you on, it helps to build your stamina. But when you feel love, I truly believe it can help to heal you!!!
We are receiving questions on how to help. As she moves through this process, she is figuring it all out and as soon as she states what those needs are, we will let everyone know. In the mean time, lifting her up in prayer is appreciated. There is a lot of information to decipher on top of digesting the feelings that come along with this diagnosis. Pray for her to have clarity, patience and for her to kick cancer's ass!!!!!!!!!!
Stay tuned for a message coming from our favorite patient in the near future!!!!