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. :)