Things haven’t been too bad this week
October 27, 2012 § 5 Comments
Well things this week haven’t been too bad. After chemo 4 I felt pretty awful for the following couple of weeks so after chemo 5 I was expecting pretty much the same. Thankfully it hasn’t been as difficult as I anticipated. My mouth is a lot better and while I get nauseous quite a bit, it is currently manageable. I also managed to get through the week taking the dreaded steroid meds – I hate these tablets most of all and for the last couple of days have left them sitting on the bench until I built up the nerve to finally take them. If you don’t manage to swallow them all in one go they leave a dreadful taste in your mouth – so the build up is really about making sure I can get them down in one go. Hopefully that is the penultimate dose – only one more 5 day treatments after the next chemo.
The chemo smell is pungent. It has got to the point where I think I smell all around my house. I think it is going to be one of those smells I never get rid of. God forbid !!!!!!
With the weather warming up my body is starting to feel a bit more energised – at last. I went for one decent walk this week and while it was pretty sedate, felt exhausted the day after. Needless to say I haven’t done quite so much walking for the rest of this week. Although I did do a short one today to go to my daughter’s school fete – it was about my limit though.
I’m hoping things continue to be ok over the next week – with only one more chemo to go I can see light at the end of the tunnel. After that I’ll get a rest from al the meds for a couple of weeks and then the tests will start again to see where things are up to. I’m almost nervous to be too positive. I have no reason to be otherwise but given how the year has played out so far, I’m a bit cautious when it comes to thinking things will work out just as I planned. I guess we’ll see in a few weeks.
Also – got some more hats this week. They really are terrific. I must take some pics and share them with everyone.