Day 50 - 11/28/18
Updated: Jan 17, 2019
I woke early and started on my morning medications. As I start moving around, I could feel the fatigue, so I knew once I took everything, I would be headed back to bed. No pain during the morning session, so that’s a good thing. The challenge this morning was just making sure to log everything... Then I’m headed back to bed.
One of the challenges with the days that I have severe fatigue is that it’s hard to keep track of my fluid intake. Since I have to drink between 2 – 3 quarts of fluids a day, I try to gauge it based on 16 ounce bottles. If I drink at least 4 of them, I know I’m on the right track.
I wake up around lunch time, so that’s perfect timing for the noon regimen. Still no pain, but, later in the afternoon, it seems like I’m feeling the early signs of nausea. This is sooner than what happened with the 1st round of chemo. Luckily, I am able to take nausea medications every 4 hours, if needed. So I’m good to take more. And then it’s off to sleep again.
When I wake again, it is dinner time. Evening medication regimen... Dinner... Back to sleep…
I wake again in the middle of the night, and the nausea has started again. I immediately take more nausea medication, and it’s back to sleep again.
I am in the down slope to the effects of the chemo. I remember this from the last time, and I know that the down slide will continue for another day or so. The pain has also began, but it's not as intense as it was the last time--which is good. I'm assuming that it's either not as intense or my pain tolerance has increased. Either way, right now I can really appreciate that!
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” Ephesians 2: 8 NIV