I had my single drug Chemo treatment yesterday and thankfully, an uneventful experience. So far, my side effects are fatigue, MAJOR acne rash on face, neck and chest, and new to the mix - Mouth Sores. I didn't keep up on the "swish & spit" water every hour, which may be why I have a nasty sore on my tongue. It makes it painful to swallow and talk. But don't worry, I'll figure out how to manage this and move past it.
I do need to return to eating calorie-heavy food- I lost some weight and need to put it back on.
When I wasn't eating much food-wise, I drank a lot of Carnation Essentials with Whole Milk, which helped me calorie load. Then I started eating real food, but obviously not enough to maintain the weight...Darn, I have to have chocoloate milkshakes every day!
In other news, the day my In-Laws and Lee left town, my sister-in-law Ruth flew in. She's been wonderful! She's cooked dinner for the girls, baked treats, having great conversations with Colleen and Michaela, not to mention taking great care of me! She helped me purge the linen closet and most important- she is giving Lucy, our deaf, 13-year old cocker spaniel - much needed attention!
Update: Ruth gave me 3 goals today: shower, get a pedicure and eat solid food, despite my mouth sores. I'm happy to report I accomplished all 3!!!! It was soooo nice to go somewhere OTHER than the Hospital! To feel "normal" Lots of visitors today: Mom and Dad, Katie, John and Kevin.
Am I LUCKY or what?????