This week is normally my hard week after my long chemo. I think I’ve had enough cycles now that I know what medications to take to head off the major symptoms. That means this week my only issues were nausea, loss of appetite, and tiredness. I napped every single day, whether it was intentional or not! (One day I fell asleep in the chair for about three hours.) I tried to do laundry, but it was too much for me, and I probably should have known that. We ate a lot of easy meals (frozen casseroles and such) and I went to bed early every night. But I was able to play with my son on a couple of nights and I was able to run errands with my mom today. I feel pretty good about all this, even though it was not an easy week. I keep wanting to be able to do more, but I know there’s a limit. I feel like this week was one of the better “hard” weeks that I’ve had. The loss of appetite was the hardest, because if I didn’t eat I didn’t have any energy. It was a vicious cycle. But there were meals I just couldn’t eat this time. I know they’re going to get onto me about my protein when I get to MD Anderson on Monday. A friend promised to send me some protein shake recipes, so maybe that will help when I just can’t eat. Anyway, I just wanted to post that I had had a pretty good week.
**I’m headed to Houston for scans and to see my doctor on Monday and Tuesday, so prayers for safe travel and good results will be most definitely appreciated!