It’s three days post my third session and it seems to be ok (I don’t want to speak too soon), I just about swerved the constipation part of it (with a little help from lactulose) and I also have the sickness under control. The pain killers I mentioned two blogs ago seem to be working or I’m not experiencing any aches and pains this time around. However, it is only day three and like I said I don’t want to speak too soon.
Saturday (day of chemo) was awful, although, Darren keeps telling me I did so well, towards the end I was a mess. My eyes virtually close, I start crying (for no reason at all) and I just feel so sick like a bad hangover. Like always, as soon as I can go home I leg it out the door and race home to bed. I have noticed my hair is falling out lots too… The wig will most definetely be making an appearance soon – very excited about that Adele @ So Glam (Epping).
As for my appetite its been absolutely fine, infact I eat a lot more than before. Last week the cravings were stewed chicken rice and peas (thanks to Juniors mum I have managed to have lots of that – thank you) then it was a bacon roll and Saturday it was wedges, although I didn’t get my hands on any!! Even though it’s important to eat healthy I have adopted the attitude that food is food, I have lost quite a bit of weight, so when I’m well I like to put the calories back in.
Not being able to go to the gym and train how I use to makes me sad. I try to do light exercise of my own, but I’m so careful that I worry myself – one day I will have abs again and maybe biceps too haha.
I don’t like to make my whole blog a list of the things I’m doing day to day because that’s boring, but I do like to list a few things that I have done that I haven’t been able to do lately as an example of progress. 2am this morning I was awake for an hour or so, apparently, chemo can give a little insomnia. Today, I woke up with the rest of the working class in the house, had jam on toast with a cup of tea and I swollowed my pain killers and anti-sickness tablets. I then decided to change the sheets on the bed, hygiene during chemo is vitally important. Even though it took me longer than usual, I did it! Those who know me pretty well will know how much I hate strands of hair that have fallen on to the floor or anywhere infact, so I took my time with hoovering my bedroom floor. I dusted and wiped all the surfaces down and now I’m laying on my bed sharing this story with you all. Generally speaking I’m happy, of course I wished I didn’t have this and I was well again, but I’m not. I do have my down moment and when I do they are bad, yet I don’t waste too much time being sad.
To wrap this up i’d like to thank everyone that continues to support me on this journey, it means a lot. Hope you all have a good day and remember…
“It never rains forever”