So, January 10th came and went. Day one of chemo. I didn't do too bad, that day. Tuesday was ok, felt a little run down, a little tired. Nausea was there, but wasn't running the day. Wednesday was a WHOLE different story. I woke up nauseated, walked around nauseated, even took the Compazine (anti-nausea meds) a couple of times. Then I slept most of the day. Unfortunately, that's one of the side effects of the meds. Dry mouth is gonna be a battle as well. One of the ways to combat that is to use a special toothpaste and mouthwash called "Biotene". I cannot believe that I spent $6 on ONE tube of toothpaste! But, hey, it's helping!
I started to feel better Thursday and by Friday, I felt back to normal, or as normal as I am! LOL.
I felt good enough to venture out to Michael's and Target all by myself. That little one hour adventure wiped me out! But, I got what I went for, so it was a good day. I actually ate some london broil and a baked potato for dinner and then Mom and step-dad and the little doggie came down for a visit and we all wound up going to Dairy Queen for a banana split Blizzard for me and Mom and a full blown banana split for my step-dad! Even the little doggie got to have a taste or two of vanilla ice cream.
Today is a little better. I had to go out for a bit to the bank and actually wanted a milkshake! For the first time in a week, I wanted a milkshake! Yahoo!!!!!! That's what Mom said, anyway.
I am just excited that I don't have to go for chemo tomorrow! I do, however, have to get up before God and the chickens early on Tuesday for PT to help with lymph edema in my right arm. I haven't seen 6 AM on the alarm clock in about 6 weeks! I guess I'm gonna have to get used to it. I am gonna have to go back to work sooner rather than later! I told a friend yesterday that I was officially BORED. She said it was time for me go get back to work just to have people around to talk to! I guess she's right.
I am planning on going back around the 2nd week of February. I'm looking forward to it. I miss my co-workers and my patients. They have all wished nothing but the best for me and I love them all for it!
I hope everyone has a great week.
Remember to FEEL YOUR BOOBIES!