Thursday, October 2, 2008


In case you all were wondering how I've been feeling....much better, thank you! I still have some linguring issues like:

weird taste in my mouth
weird, filmy, gross, icky feeling in my mouth
some moderate lower back pain
minor rib pain
some, ahem, gastrointestinal issues that I won't mention
horrible indigestion and heartburn
general fatigue
occassional nausea
scalp itchiness

For the most part though, I'm pretty sure I'm recovering well. I go on Monday for some lab work to check all of my blood counts and then meet with the oncologist. My next treatment is scheduled for 10/16. I have about 2 weeks left to get ready for the second assault on my cancer (or what's left of it...if any). I'm told that my hair will probably begin falling out by then. I'm not holding out any hope that I might actually avoid that side effect. But I guess I'm as ready as I'll ever be for baldness.

Fatigue Meter: 3
Nausea Meter: 0
Anxiety Meter: 0
Vomiting Meter: 0
Pain Meter: 2
Overall Meter: 2

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Before my daughter started losing her hair she got a really cute short cut (her hair was l-o-n-g!) then when it started falling out she asked her younger sis to shave her head. She was still beautiful just as I know you, too, will be!!!