Saturday, July 10, 2010

Chemo Yesterday

My chemo cycle is two weeks on and one week off but because of Canada Day, my last treatment was two weeks ago. The break left me feeling pretty good … I dare say almost normal. So when D and I pulled up to the clinic it was like ugg, here we go again. I quickly snapped myself out of that “woe is me” feeling when I thought of how limited my options really are. I figured that I better be happy while I’m still able to receive treatment.

As usual, things went really well. My dose of Vinorelbine gives minor side effects … a tiny bit of nausea and some dizziness. I liken it to having a stiff drink but not in a good way. I ended the day feeling pretty good and fell asleep shortly after my head hit the pillow.

I woke up a couple of times during the nite feeling hot and sweaty. I think the house is a little on the warm side from the weather we are having. 

Woke up this morning feeling a bit slow but overall really good after coffee.


Tina said...

You are a strong woman to be able to "snap yourself out of it". I've found I need to take an Ativan before every chemo. A little bit for anxiety, but more so for the nausea that starts on the drive to chemo. I'm beginning to really hate being there. *sigh* But you are right--what's the alternative?
Glad you felt ok today--hope it continues for you!

Bernie said...

Good for you sweetie, it is rough having to take treatment but there are so many that are unable to have it and I am glad you see that.
Sound like it is going pretty well, I only wish you didn't need the treatment but one day at a time my friend.
It was 40 on my back deck this afternoon, the sun falls directly on it and it was lovely, of course I had a cold pineapple cooler...
Have a great Sunday.....:-) Hugs

Whidbey Woman said...

How many more treatments do you have? Wishing you the best!

Daria said...

Whidbey Woman ... I have to be on some sort of treatment for the rest of my life.