Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Past Few

All in all I would have to say yesterday was a pretty good day.  Don't forget, my first day after a chemo.  I woke up at 7:00am and went for an AMAZING run.  It was only 6+ outside with a cool breeze and it felt so nice compared to the heat.  I ran harder and better than I did last week... A DAY AFTER CHEMO!!!

Yesterday I had my FIT  and IPT therapies and as soon as I got back home to the trailer Ken could smell it on me.  No sneaking anything past him! ;)  W said he could too but I think he was just going on Ken's lead.  Little fart.

One of the nurses told me that if I woke up in the middle of the night all sweaty that I needed to shower to get the toxins off.  There is no point in reabsorbing them after your body works so hard to expel them.  Good info to know!  I NEVER did that when I had night sweats with the other chemo.

Some of the similarities however are that I am back to some pretty weird arse dreams!!  Chemo must be some crazy drug that is for sure!  And, because I love to be so honest with you, I am back to "chemo farts" (gross I know but we all know how classy I am anyways) and constipation.  I have gained about 4 pounds in the past few days because I can't go to the bathroom.  I was really annoyed and sad because I have been working so hard to have the numbers go down.  But after I sat for 10 minutes and pooped out a golf ball I decided to give myself a bit of a break.  That is hard work you know - and I know the rest of me is filled up like that (I tried again and got out some other various sizes of golf balls and larger pieces of hail.  LOL I am so disgustingly funny!... Don't read if you don't like.).  Dam chemo!!

This morning I felt really good again and got up and did my workout.  I knew I would be tired when I was done with chemo today so I planned on crawling back into bed for a nap this afternoon.  I felt good when I left the clinic today, ran around and grabbed a few things... you know, it is hard being LDS...  I feel like I have to have food storage and supplies on hand in my camper - being the size it is, makes it a little tricky.  I feel like a total hoarder, but at least I feel a little prepared...

I am not one who gets headaches so I really feel for my Mom, Sis and gf M when they get migraines, but I think I was close to one by the time I left Costco.  I just felt awful!  I came home, Ken made me lunch and put it in the fridge, I took half a Gravol and two ibuprofen and hit the bed.  Woke up to pee a few times because I drank 1.5 liters of water in 40 minutes, drooled all over the place (only when I nap, it's really weird.  I have always been that way... and rarely at night.  I just flipped my pillow over... again.) but slept well for a few hours.  Ken took the kiddies swimming so it was just me and the AC.  I still have a headache, but I can function right now with it.

Other than that, I feel pretty good.  Not really any nausea, but I am going to still take some Gravol tonight to help me sleep and ward off any unwanted feelings of barfyness.  I plan on taking it easy for the rest of the day and maybe just watching a movie as a family after supper.  I don't feel like doing all that much so that would be nice.

Again, I'll keep you posted.  I love you my family and friends and I miss you.  I constantly wonder how your days are going and what you have been up to.  I hope all is well.  I'll chat with you again soon.  :)

1 comment:

  1. You and Paul would be such great could talk "golfing" together! LOL
    Glad to hear that you're out and running..the day after!!! So're amazing and such an inspiration :)