Thursday, November 5, 2009

Keeping Busy

Yesterday afternoon we had our Breast Cancer support group coffee. As always, it’s nice to get together with the ladies. Everyone seems to be doing well.

I came home and feverishly worked on my school project. It is a group project ... so there are three of us working together. My task was to create a survey for a group of employees. We are analysing training for a company’s department. Last night I emailed the first draft to my partners ... hopefully, with a little fine tuning, it will be what we need. I’ve still got a cover letter and letter of agreement to put together. Normally, this isn’t something I’d like to be doing but it keeps my mind occupied so I’m OK with it.

With regards to the new chemo, Xeloda, I’m still feeling pretty good. I’ve had a couple of bouts of diarrhea. I’m hoping it’s because I added some dairy products back into my diet. I’m eliminating those immediately. My other challenge is eating first thing in the morning and then later in the evening. Xeloda has to be taken with food twice a day.

Maybe I could ask the Xeloda blogger followers how you handled taking the pills. Did you take those 12 hours apart ... if not, how many hours apart? What time do you take the pills? What type of food do you eat when you take your pills? I don’t digest well late in the evening and therefore am looking for something simple to eat when I take my pills ... any suggestions?

3 comments:

Sara Williams said...

Good luck with your new meds, its all trial and error for a while x

Barry said...

Keeping busy is half the battle.

Winning the battle is the other half, and I think you're well on the way.

Carol Pack Urban said...

You said: My other challenge is eating first thing in the morning and then later in the evening. Xeloda has to be taken with food twice a day.

Yeah, this is a big deal! You HAVE to take it with food. When I took Xeloda I was part of a clinical trial. Three pills in the morning and three pills at night. I was so sick from not eating that I got to the point where I forgot if I had even eaten or drank anything the entire day and that went on for 12 days.

I ended up in the hospital for 11 days and almost died. PLEASE take care of yourself.