• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 134 (Feeling Yucky)


    Saturday, November, 22, 2014

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  0.00 miles;  Running Total: 53.55 miles)

    Day 134 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    [Preemptive apology:  The mental fogginess after chemo makes it so hard to think.  I’ll think of something I need to do or say and it slips away as soon as I’ve had the thought.  As a result this post is really, really hard to write, so please forgive any oversharing, grammar hiccups, or leaps in logic.]

    It was a day of fatigue and feeling like crap.  I sat around all day in my pajamas and wrapped up in a bathrobe.

    The nausea was in full force. I made sure to stay on top of my anti-nausea medicine because as soon as it wore off I felt like I was going to throw up.

    The inside of my mouth is starting to feel like Chernobyl again.  I can see sores forming on the edge of my tongue.  I keep rinsing my mouth with baking soda and water like the doctor recommended.  Maybe it’ll keep the sores from spreading this time.

    There were times when I could have eaten the hide off of a cow.  This was undermined by the smell of food.  I went from ravenous to regretful as soon as I ate and I had to leave the kitchen because of the food smells.

    I took stool softeners because the anti-nausea medicine locks me up tighter than Fort Knox.  The timing sucked because they decided to kick in at bedtime.  So I was up all night running to the bathroom.

    Then there’s the weird middle of the night hunger.  And I mean starving.  I’ve never been one to eat in the middle of the night but I can’t sleep if I’m hungry either, so now I keep crackers by the bed for when I wake up.

    Today’s silver lining:  I’m beginning to see a light at the end of this tunnel.  Only two chemo treatments left.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.


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2 Responsesso far.

  1. Tina Smith says:

    Boo to chemo sickness. Hope that it goes away soon.

    Two more treatments. Two More!!!

  2. Annette says:

    Hooray!! 2 and counting! Xoxo

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