Today, Rita started the third of four chemo treatments using the medicine called Red Devil. I hate that name but I certainly see why everyone seems to call it that. It is strong and is meant to hit cancer cells hard. That is the good part. The bad part is that is hits good cells, too. It also can create difficult side effects. It causes hair loss, extreme fatigue, lack of appetite, nausea or worse. It affects each person differently. I don’t even pretend to know all the issues it can cause. The silver lining for Rita is that after today, she is 3/4 finished with this form of her chemotherapy. It took Rita more days to bounce back from treatment two than it did from treatment one. I guess we will soon see how number three affects her. We are all praying that her issues will be minimal rather than enhanced. What I see is her uplifted spirit as she went back to work last week and her beauty both inside and out. When I saw her last Friday she felt “almost normal”. I loved seeing her laughing and watching her busy and contributing as she was doing her “manager” thing at Twice as Nice.
We planned a photo session last week but it was terribly cold and we didn’t want to chance her getting sick before her treatment today. So, we have set a date week after next for a fashion session. That will give her body time to reset itself after today’s treatment and get her appetite back to normal. Watch for images from that coming in the next few weeks.
In the meantime, keep checking back as I post some of the more “interesting” images from our prior sessions. I just heard from Rita and she is finished with treatment three and home feeling decent so far. We continue our prayers that she continues to feel good.