Monday, November 17, 2008

Headache this morning ...

This morning at 5:15 I woke up at with a bad sinus headache. Headaches are part of the symptoms of chemo. They are the 'flu-like' symptoms I experience which include: runny nose, sore eyes, achy bones ... including sore and achy teeth. I'm not really supposed to take any Tylenol or Aspirin because it can hide signs of a fever which are signs of infection. Because my immune system is weak I have to be very aware of the possibility of infection.

Long story short, I took a couple of Tylenol today. Headache is still lingering but feels more like a full-head then a headache.

Today, I spent some time surfing the net. I've signed up with some on-line support groups. Prior to being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, I would have never thought to share personal (medical) information with others. But now, I'm feeling, what the heck ... at this stage of the game, I think it is important for me to find the support I need.

In a prior blog, I mentioned I had called the Canadian Cancer Society and asked to be set up with a 'peer' support person. We had spoken on the phone 3 times and decided that things were going well for me and I no longer needed 'peer' support. Should that change ... they said I can re-connect at any time. That is good to know.

1 comment:

ipa said...

Hi Daria,

I see that you are following my blog and hope that you will enjoy some of my pictures and the story of my husband's battle as he struggles with his end stage cancer.
I wish you well and will be interested in following your story too.
Happy Wednesday thoughts to you!
IPA - aka Pam