Chemo Treatment #4 – Day Five

Sun Sep 23– 2012 Chemo #4 Day Five– Second Day Off

OFFICIALLY 1/3 of the way through. Four sessions out of twelve.

I know I haven’t written about the other chemo days, but really.. there hasn’t been much to write about. Friday, the second day, I was tired and feeling some constipation issues. Saturday was more of the same. I spent all morning in bed. Woke up early but really didn’t want to get up so turned on the TV and ended up watching several movies. When I did get up I didn’t do much more than move my butt to the couch. I came close to taking a Compazine but didn’t end up feeling like I needed it.

Bowel issues continue to be the bane of my existence. I take softeners morning and night, two Senakot at night and drink Miralax as needed. I am going but the side effect here is  extreme flatulence. Going to add Gas X to my med regimen to see if that helps. Otherwise my co-workers will definitely think twice about wanting me back.

I feel like I’m a sixth grade boy, all my thoughts seem to be scatological in nature. Maybe once I make the 5 year NED mark I don’t talk obsessively about poop and farts. It’s sometimes difficult to think of myself as sick right now. I have no issues other than chemo side effects. A little first bite issue that comes and goes for a few days. The cold sensitivity in my fingers is annoying when I want something out of the fridge. It doesn’t seem to affect my eating or drinking anything cold, just my fingers. My lips do get a bit tingly if I eat ice cream :).

Today I felt better and ended up doing a few chores around my pig sty of an apartment and made a big pot of chili. It’s definitely that kind of weather around here.

Had a nice long talk tonight with my brother and sis-in-law from Kansas City.

~~Gayla

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