Day 31 - 11/9/18
3rd Day after Chemo
I didn’t write about the 2nd day after chemo because it was basically a repeat of the 1st day. I still didn’t have any strong symptoms, and I continued with the preventive nausea medications. I rested a little more, but all in all, it was a pretty simple day like the 1st day. The only notable thing was that I couldn’t get enough to eat. It seemed like I was hungry CONSTANTLY.
Today, however, I’m feeling a little more nauseous. And more tired than I have been in the past few days. I’ve found myself, on quite a few occasions, dosing off. Through the sleepiness, I’m taking the time to appreciate all of the people in my life who are checking on me and praying for me. I strongly believe that I am feeling their prayers. Thank you to all of my Prayer Warriors!
I believe I am starting to feel some type of the side-effects from the chemo. I can’t quite describe what I’m feeling, but I can tell there’s something different, aside from the exhaustion. Drifting in and out of consciousness throughout the day, I am ever so grateful that my husband is with me. He’s doing all of the heavy lifting—making sure I’m eating and drinking—so, I can rest without being worried that I’m missing something. Between him and my children, I am finding comfort that I am being well-taken care of.
Towards the evening, I wake to find that I am definitely feeling the chemo meds. My oncologist’s nurse stated that if I was feeling really bad, to let her know, and she would give me some additional steroids. Hmmmm. I can’t really determine if that’s what I need right now or not. Maybe I’m underestimating what I’m feeling, but I decide against contacting her. And besides, I don't want any additional steroids because it seems like my appetite is getting a little under control.
The remainder of the 3rd day and the 4th day after chemo just kind of ran together. I’m still searching for the words to describe how I’m feeling, but I still can’t quite find them yet. I’m going to continue searching for the words, as I commit myself to another sleep cycle. :) I’ve always been one to appreciate the blessings and benefits of naps, so this is right up my alley!
“But he replied, ‘My gift of undeserved grace is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.’ So if Christ keeps giving me his power, I will gladly brag about how weak I am.” 2 Corinthians 12: 9 CEVDC