I have 3 days of antibiotics left no more antibiotics left and there's really no good word to describe how amazing it will be to NOT have an IV in my arm (I'm on #5) any longer. Oh, bathtub, I'm coming for you. And pool. And jacuzzi. And basically any body of water where I … Continue reading Home Sweet Home
Soooooo.... I'm still in the hospital (day 9). The fevers are reduced but still happening. My red blood cell count is normal, my platelets are still low, and my white blood cell count is pathetic but rising. The nursing staff at Kaiser continues to be amazing and that's pretty much one of the only things … Continue reading I hate hospitals but I love nurses.
Fair warning, this is a long post. To say the fourth round of my chemotherapy was difficult would be a vast understatement. The word "compounding" took on new meaning, as the chemotherapy side effects legitimately were getting worse. More fatigue, more nausea, more suck. My first week brought such intense nausea I had to increase … Continue reading The completion of Round Four and how I’ve found myself in the hospital for the past week.
Hi everyone! Sorry if you've been waiting with bated breath for my CT results. I spoke with my doc on Friday and things are moving in the right direction. When asked "How are we feeling about everything?", Dr. T replied, "Good!" So we'll take that.
I'm feeling better and better (wtf?) each round. Or rather, I'm getting used to what each round means for me. I recall last time I went through chemo telling Kenji I was finally getting the hang of everything the 5th round. Out of 6 rounds. So not helpful. The fact that I've found a sort … Continue reading Status Report: 50% complete with chemotherapy.
Yesterday, I busted out the blue wig. I got far less looks that when I go au naturale, but that could be because I was shopping at Japanese stores. Most people didn't give me a second glance. One woman asked if it was my real hair. Yes, this is really my hair. In any case, … Continue reading Social Experiment
Hello dear friends and family... Last week the BFF came into town and I had a decent amount of energy after Day 1 of Round 2. We had lunch with my MIL, bought weird masques that moisturize your face AND make you look like a cat (those crazy Japanese).... She cooked and cleaned, and all … Continue reading How quickly things can change
I realize a lot of my sorrow last round was self-made, sort of. I say sort of because there's no way I could have known what to expect (release control) but I did know that I should hold a schedule (keep control) that meant to took my anti-nausea medications on time, and eating right, etc. … Continue reading In the thick of it
First off, I fixed my typo of Round 2 being done. Freudian slip. I wish. I count myself correct in my previous assertion that I'd forget how shitty this would be. And I know I've complained about constipation before -- probably half a dozen times (I'm not even going to go back to round 1 … Continue reading Looking towards Round 2
I'm on my way to the upswing from last week's infusion, which has shown to be a little easier than the first week's. The nausea is still ever-present -- where I was told by my doc I'd only feel that way for a few days after the infusion. Ha. I am on Lexapro, which does … Continue reading Round 1 in the books