Well chemo started on Friday – it was a very long day. My appointment was for 10am but I didnt get called til closer to 11.30am. then I was hooked up until about 4.30pm.
All hooked up
I have had some side effects but nothing too drastic. Mainly a little bit of reflux that has been kept under control with the anti-nausea meds, and a bit of cramps on Friday night, Saturday morning. I got a very flushed face and a bit of a rash on Saturday about lunch time but temp was normal – rung the hospital just to check and they told me to use cool flannels etc to get the hotness/flush down from my face. It was funny because I was actually home alone at the time. Because the girls had thought I was fine they went off to do their jobs they had to do while Gary popped out to get some things at the shops. He came home to me having hot flushes LOL.
The chemo also seems to aggravating Gertrude , which is a good thing because it means it is targeting the right place.
I have been getting heaps of love and support from everyone , friends and family. flowers, cards, gifts and good luck charms, heaps of messages and phonecalls and even Reiki sent from my sis H in Oz (Reiki is focussed positive healing energy/thoughts – usually done in person but can be done over distance if person practising Reiki can visualise you)
I have a little unicorn that I am attaching all my little gifts to so it can accompany me to my treatments etc. In the picture you can see that it has my guardian angel from friend J in its ear, a pretty bracelet that my “adopted daughter” M made me around its neck as a choker and the “Daffodil Day ” daffodil as a corsage.
We are trying to think of a name for the unicorn (any suggestions can be posted in comments)
Remembering to take all my pills is hard work (more details of that on chemical warfare page) -just trying to remember which to take when is quite hard work for the days around chemo. I am on more pills just before and after chemo. I forgot to take my sleeping tablets last night and paid for it at 4am this morning, luckily I was able to have a little nap later in the morning.
Posted by jaydub26 on August 30, 2008