Saturday, January 15, 2011

Chemo Day

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.




  1. Denys, Hey don't shave your head until it just starts. I have a friend who they told it would and it never did.... I will be glad to to the deed for you.... if you need it shaved.... Have clippers here at all times!!!! :-) I hope your treatments go well.... A milkshake is a good thing :-) Keep up the good work and we will keep up the prayers and healing thoughts for you!!!! Hugssssssssssssss

  2. Wishing you better days ahead, Denys! We've been thinking about you a lot, and holding you in our prayers, Frank especially. He said he's up for some fur therapy if you need a fix!
    Taylor sends his love, too!
    Keep living strong, Denys. You're the best!