The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Chemo went much better this time, you guys


Yeah, so, chemo #2 went much better this time. Well, I mean as well as can be expected when doctors are injecting a bunch of poison into your body.

Unlike last time, there was no vomiting. Yay for no vomiting! The Pharmacist came up to visit me in my chemo chair, and we mapped out a medication-taking schedule that really worked. I felt a little nauseous at times, and I slept a lot, but no vomiting.

Scheduling out the drugs really helped David to help me really stay on top of the meds. One of the meds I have to take this time is a Neupogen shot, which is supposed to boost white bloods cells. I have to do this because last time I got a super-low white blood cell count and had to spend a couple of days in the hospital. It sucks. The only I’ve ever given myself is a tequlia shot, and it didn’t involved needles. It’s a little scary to poke yourself with a needle, but I did the first shot yesterday, and it wasn’t so bad.

Oh, and, this time around, I’m off work. In fact, I’m off work until chemo is over in mid-August. Luckily, my work has a really good short-term disability plan for things like this. It’s a huge relief to be able to rest and recover, and not stress about work.

Also, during chemo weekends, Calvin is going to stay with my mom. It saves Calvin from having to hang around Sick Mommy. Sick Mommy is a drag. This weekend, he had way more fun at my mom’s house and visiting his cousins than he would have hanging around the house with Sick Mommy. Of course, David is here, but he’s distracted. Chemo wife and busy 3 year-old is a lot to have on your plate at one time

Calvin had such a good time with his cousins that he was willing to have his photo taken with the creepy Easter Bunny at the mall for the first time


Calvin only looks slightly concerned in this photo.


Also, one more thing, voting is still open until April 16 for the Honorary Bat Girl Contest for the San Francisco Giants, and I still really want this, so please, please, PLEASE vote for me. Look! I’m wearing my orange wig and everything, you guys.


Let’s go, Giants!

You can learn all the details riiight here.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

7 thoughts on “Chemo went much better this time, you guys

  1. I voted the first time you posted about it but the link’s not working now! So I wrote and told them to get to the bottom of this motherfuckery.

    Glad you’re feeling alright. XO

  2. Hi Sonia. I’m new on I wanted to reach out and wish you the best in your treatment for this awful disease. I voted for you today, as well. Cheers!

    Dr. Sprinkles

  3. I didn’t know you could vote more than once, but when Jess H. posted today that one can vote more than once,
    I blew it up!

  4. Great use of the word, motherfuckery!

  5. Just Googling Lymphoma clinical trials-to see what’s new.Well, I somehow came across your blog and I found it refreshing. I am an 11yr+once relapsed survivor of non Hodgkin lymphoma-62 rounds of one kind of Chemo or another. In remission for 4.5 years.Over the years I have sat in many a chemo room and found it to be mostly a depressing thing. Your attitude about chemo is refreshing and whimsical and very positive. Salude to you! Your chemo is over and you have made it to the other side of a bridge through hell. That is a great achievement. Not only is it a great achievement for you but it is greater achievement for the ones that love you and need you. I’m sure that during your time with cancer you have though about all the serious stuff and the spiritual insights of life.I think we all do that at least I did. So no need to go there. What I will say is once you hear the word remission dont waste time looking back or waste time think about a relapse. Look forward and enjoy your remission. Thinking about relapse takes away from the freedom you have won in remission. Some days being a survivor is harder than it sounds. But once I realized that cancer is a roller coaster that nobody can control I was a lot better off. So now I’m just along for the ride no matter where it takes me I am grateful. Because I am happy with what I have and because I dont expect anything more and I am free. So best of luck, congratulations and have a long remission and happy life.

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