Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Fourth Chemo Costume: Behind the Scenes

I want my Renaissance Faire post to retain its charm and joviality, which is why I am creating this as a separate post. 

I want my readers to know how excited I was to create that post and to dress up and be silly with my mom and sister. Constructing the Ren Faire was a lot of fun. Huzzahs all around!

However, I also want to reveal behind the scenes and after-the-fact. I know I make it look like it's all fun and games, when in reality there is always a cost. 

After the Ren Faire:

Off with the constraining corset and farewell headache-inducing headband.

So far this is the most nauseous I have felt during and after a chemo treatment. Prior to each infusion, my nurses give me three types of anti-nausea meds via IV. This is the first time I had to resort to back-up anti-nasuea meds as well, both while I was still getting chemo and during the following weekend.

The pink bucket was there just in get the idea. Haven't used it yet.

Was the Ren Faire worth it? Ab-so-lute-ly!

Will I go to such efforts again? Probably not. At least not for a while.

Don't worry. I have plenty of costumes planned for my future treatments. However, I will have to tone the photo sessions and story lines down a notch, or ten. It's exhausting going up to eleven all the time. =)

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