The main concern this cycle has been tiredness – the more distasteful side effects have been kept at bay by judidious use of medications. I also find I am not needing as many painkillers to keep the pain from Gertrude under control. I can see a difference in Gertrude now – my right breast still doest look normal but it is definitely not so congested in the texture of the skin and not getting as red and swollen with exercise.
I am coming out of the low point of my chemo cycle and have managed this time not to have to go to the hospital even for a day visit. I am hopeful to get to the end of this week without incident. I am looking forward to about Friday when I start feeling pretty normal again and having a week where I can get out and do things more.
I have been debating a lot whether or not to do the Look Good, Feel Better workshop. Those that know me know I am not a big cosmetics user and I am feeling surprisingly comfortable in my own skin. I have bought a good cleanser and moisturiser that I am using every day. And I am happy with my hats as far as covering up my semi-bald head. It’s not that I dont care what I look like its just that:
a) I am happy in my own skin
b) the most important thing to me is coming out of this alive – everything else is secondary
I have created a little poll just to get your feedback on this – I’ll still make up my own mind but am just interested in what people think