Day 29 - 11/7/18
1st Day after Chemo
I wake up today looking for any symptoms that the chemo medication is in my body. I’m feeling a little tingling in my fingers and toes and a very little nausea. Actually, I wouldn’t call it nausea at all, but just a little funniness in my stomach. The goal is to attack the nausea before it actually turns into nausea, so I begin my medication regimen with the nausea medication. Next is the over-the-counter help for neuropathy, and then on to the steroids.
Well, that’s all for the morning session. The next task on my To-Do list is exercise. My husband and I took a little walk around the block, and it felt pretty good. I’ve gotten all of this completed by 11 am, so lunch time is next, then I get to lay down for a nap… This will be my favorite part of the day because I absolutely LOVE naps.
Waking from my nap, I’m still looking for any signs of symptoms. I’m not sure if it’s possible to anticipate them, but I also want to avoid them at the same time. This appears to be an ongoing battle in my head.
For the remainder of the day, I’m staying on top of my medications and hydration. I’m also hanging out with my family and enjoying their company. I am wanting to make sure that the younger children are seeing me happy and healthy so they don’t get too worried when I’m feeling down.
This day ends with no noticeable symptoms—which is actually a good thing based on the stories I’ve heard. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.
“His glorious power will make you patient and strong enough to endure anything, and you will be truly happy.” Colossians 1: 11 CEVDC