Day 52 - 11/30/18
Today is the 4th day after chemo treatment, and I'm still in the downward spiral of the side effects. I describe it as the downward spiral because my symptoms increase for a few days, and then they begin to subside. At the peak of them, I am experiencing the waves of pain and I feel more nauseous. For the waves of pain, I've taken some acetaminophen, and it appears to helping a little. I don't plan on taking it regularly, but I decided to try a little of it to see if it eases any of the pain waves, and it did help a little. I am also staying on top of the nausea medication so that I don't have any severe nausea. I am blessed enough to say that I haven't had any vomiting, up to this point. Thank you, Lord! :)
I am very tired and drained, so the majority of this day is sleep, logging medications, forcing myself to eat something, drinking fluids, and more sleep. I am mainly in survival mode, so it takes a little too much energy to attempt to do anything else. This should peak today or tomorrow, and then it is the climb upward again. I'm looking forward to the climb. :) This is the part that is hard on me, physically and emotionally.
“Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.” Philippians 4: 7 CEV