Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Chemo Vacation Continued

Well, I’ve officially been off Brivanib one week and I thought I’d share with you how things are going. I’m feeling less lethargic and wouldn’t have been able to handle all that’s happened on chemo.

Still require tons of sleep but I’m not as chilled in bed or out.  I was in bare feet all day yesterday with no need for a blanket and heating pad. wooohooo!

My appetite is up a bit and it’s not so reactive. I now can eat a greater variety of foods, still in small portions, without having that immediate gurgling in my abdomen. And today was the first day for a regular bm and I can drink fluids without that nausea feeling coming on.

My ankles are slightly less swollen and a friend mentioned that my face wasn’t as puffy. There’s a little more interest in doing a few things now too. And getting up off the chair is less of a chore. Shortness of breath is better tho I still cough way too much.

With all the festivities going on, I sort of forgot to monitor my bp. So this morning I checked it and it’s 96/77 … a little low. So if that happens, my Onc told me to cut one of my bp meds in half.

The only thing that doesn’t seem to be resolving itself is my urine, it's still a dark golden color. I hope to drink even more fluids in the next few days to dilute that back to normal.


Anonymous said...

I'm praying you keep felling better, I love it--happy New Year :o)

Nancy K. said...

Wishing you continued improvements in the New Year!

Bernie said...

I am going backwards today as I didn't comment yesterday. I am glad you are feeling better, that has to be one rough chemo they give you. I think it is good that they are giving you a vacation from it, gives your body a chance to heal. Stay well Daria, you have become so precius to all of us.