Thursday, March 13 2014
Tracy had her second round of chemo yesterday. In comparison to how she felt before starting chemo she'd seemingly floated through round 1 and so I think we were all kind of excited to nuke the cancer for a second time. Let the drugs do their work! The three Williams sisters had been at the oncologist together just before hand (imagine the oncologist having all three of us to deal with!?!...she handled it like a pro) and then Shaz went on with Tracy for chemo while I dashed back to work expecting all to run smoothly but.... I must have forgotten that we are on a rollercoaster. Tracy has asthma. She was born 6 weeks premature and so has had it since she was a kid. Yesterday she had an unexpected reaction to the chemo drug, went into an asthma attack and they had to pause her chemo. 6 nurses rallying around her, a nebuliser and some steroids later everything was under control and her chemo resumed. All ended well and there is a new plan of attack for next week, additional steroids before her chemo is started and, touch wood, all will be good. Asthma attacks are not much fun at the best of times let alone when you effectively have two broken ribs. Tracy is one brave cookie and I'm so proud of both of my sisters for how they handled the curve ball. With that hiccup over, here's hoping that everything freewheels towards round 3.
Brave brave girls... All 3 of you! Keep fighting the good fight Trace, we are all following your journey and cheering you on from the sidelines! Xxxx
Posted by Nat on 13/03/2014 - 02:49 PM
All 3 sisters to deal with... Good luck to anyone who tries to get in your way!!! I can imagine your voices travelling all the way down the corridor! Sorry to hear about the hiccup and glad you've got a plan for next time. Xxx
Posted by Dana Bell on 13/03/2014 - 02:54 PM
Haha. Thanks guys. Yes, we are nothing if not loud and somewhat formidable. Luckily Tracy's oncologist is pretty amazing and not easily flustered. Must come with the territory. She's also so incredibly family oriented and is prepared to take us all on, taking time to answer each and every one of our questions (and my list can sometimes be long, bet noone who knows me would ever guess that:-) :-) :-)
Posted by Clare on 13/03/2014 - 10:20 PM
Hi Clare - awesome to see how you girls have all pulled together through this very trying time :-) I know this road you are traveling all to well and it will definitely be softened by all of you supporting each other. Love you lots and thinking of you guys!!!
Posted by Barbara Louw on 13/03/2014 - 11:42 PM
Thanks Barb. I have been thinking of you lots my friend as I am starting to understand more of what you went through.
Posted by Clare on 14/03/2014 - 09:09 PM
Family in New Zealand are following Tracy's blog with great interest. What a great way to keep us up to date with all that is happening. Go Girls!
Posted by Jocelyn Williamson on 06/04/2014 - 05:15 PM