I had my first radiation treatment today. It was a piece of cake compared with chemo. No needles is definitely something I appreciate. The radiation therapists marked me up and radiated my breast and node area. I didn't feel pain or warmth or cells jiggling or anything. And then I met with the radiation oncologist. … Continue reading One down and 32 to go
well/wel/ (from Google) Adverb :In a good or satisfactory way: "the whole team played well". Adjective: In good health; free or recovered from illness. Exclamation: Used to express a range of emotions including surprise, anger, resignation, or relief: "Well, really! The manners of some people!". Noun: A shaft sunk into the ground to obtain water, … Continue reading Well. . .
I'm sitting here with tissue stuffed up my nose as I type. Nosebleeds have been an effect of this last chemo, and the unseasonably-high pollen count isn't helping me out any. The weather guy just said that this very high tree pollen level is usually in April. So add the extra allergy symptoms to the … Continue reading Still wiped out, and radiation is imminent
I thought I pretty much had as many "side effects" of chemo as I could have. But then I developed a sty in my right eye last night. That eye is almost swollen shut. So many places on my body hurt now. I feel a little like Job, except I haven't lost everything and none … Continue reading Chemo’s last hurrah
Tomorrow will be a week after my last chemo, and I'm still feeling pretty rotten. The side effects jumped on me sooner than the past rounds, and they're knocking me lower. I've had to let go of expectations yet again. A part of me wants the recovery to be a continuous uphill line on a … Continue reading Persevering through the last chemo
I had my LAST chemo infusion on Thursday. Although it was a good to finish, I didn't get too excited because it's not the infusions themselves that are the hard part. It's the side effects. This round hit me more quickly, as I had a nosebleed that evening. But bone aches have been pretty minimal … Continue reading Into the LAST chemo side effects