“Today marked my first day of Chemo. As the day approached, I started sleeping less, worrying more, and even had one big tantrum last night that I can only describe as a child who’s next in line for a huge roller coaster, and last minute screams, “I can’t do this!! Let me off!” No one was letting me off the ride, but everyone let me cry as long as I needed to. When I was done, I picked myself up, took a walk with the kids, and laughed at Sutton’s jokes. There’s no better medicine than a walk and a laugh,” she wrote.
Shearer said that she started to relax once the infusion started and that she had plenty of snacks on hand.
“Once the infusion started, I began to relax. I was in a very comfy recliner (I’m going to need to name this one too) that even had massage and heat settings… and there were warm blankets and snacks! I read a book, watched Netflix, and then it was over. And now I get to play the very fun game of: ‘Is this a side effect?’ for the next 5 months. But right now I’m only focusing on today, and today I feel pretty decent! I’ll take the win where I can get it.”
Last month, Shearer revealed that she has been diagnosed with invasive mammary carcinoma, and she underwent a double mastectomy in April.