Saturday, August 28, 2010

Chemo Effects are Wearing Off

I haven’t had chemo since August 6th and I’m gradually feeling better as each week goes by. I’m sleeping solid and the fatigue is lessoning. I find my mind is clearer too. I’m more alert and I just want to do more stuff. That’s all working out great because I have relatives visiting all next week.

Yesterday, I stopped in at the Clinic for my weekly PICC line re-dressing. Then I headed over to the Support Center and picked up a brochure of what classes will be running this fall. I will likely join the drop-in knitting group. There are a couple others I may consider. 

My final stop was the pharmacy to pick up a small two pill prescription of teva-amoxicillin; an antibiotic. I’m seeing my dentist next week for a cleaning and exam. The routine is for me to take these pills an hour before the appointment to help me fight any potential infection caused by the cleaning.

5 comments:

myblip said...

I think it's great that you are taking a few classes, something to keep your hands busy, and maybe even make some new friends.

I'm glad that you are starting to feel better too, I'm sure it's nice to have a break a little break at least..

Wishing you the best..

Teri

Bernie said...

Sounds so very good Daria, I love knowing your feeling better especially now that family is arriving. Keep being well my friend.....:-) Hugs

Marsi White said...

Glad you are feeling better. One day at a time, right?

Karen said...

I know exactly what you mean about feeling better as the chemo wears off. This Spring, for the weeks between the end of my clinical trial and the start of new chemo, I felt wonderful every day. I think part of it was that I felt low-grade-lousy for so long that even feeling normal feels sort of wonderful.

Debb said...

This is WONDERFUL news!! ƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ