This is the first time I've felt like myself in a while.
A lot of times, side effects of chemo can make you feel crappy. You're left to deal with stomach aches, lack of appetite, over all pain and fatigue among many more. Something is different this time, though. I've hardly had any pain or set backs, and I'm finally able to live my life "normally" during my recovery period before my next treatment.
I had the best birthday weekend ever. It started off Thursday night with a party put on my roommates. We were able to celebrate at midnight by popping a bottle of champagne and blowing out some birthday candles. We then went to some of the local bars. Even though I couldn't drink much, it was a blast! Friday, my actual birthday, was spent relaxing and then going to the Lansing Brewing Company for dinner. I enjoyed one of their drafts and some yummy pizza. Then, Saturday was spent tailgating for Ohio State and celebrating some more after the game!
It feels so great to finally get to experience positive things throughout this. It feels amazing to have moments where you feel completely normal--where you can forget about the cancer inside of you.
Thank you to everyone who made this weekend so amazing.