Monday, April 3, 2017

I will survive

I have survived the last seventy-two hours, which convinces me I will survive chemo, regardless what my body tries to tell me.

I had some really rough side affects to my chemo, including severe lethargy, loss of appetite, dizziness, nausea, and bone pain.

I couldn't wake up.  I slept for almost forty-eight straight hours, waking up only for nature calls.  Lifting my head off the pillow made my head swim.  One minute I was sweating like I was out in the sun in August, and the next I was freezing.  The very thought of food was sickening. I think I got way behind on my water intake, but if you won't tell Dr. Sherman, I won't. 

Today, about Noon, I started feeling better.  After a bowl of homemade soup and some ice cream, I knew I would live.  Tonight I got a bath.  That bath rates right up there with the top baths I have ever had.

About 2 PM the doctor's PA  called and told me I would survive, even thought I was having side affects they had never encountered before.  That doesn't surprise me.  I never do anything like other people do.  He decided that from now on, about three days after chemo, I will come to the office for IV fluids and anti-nauseants.  That's good by me.

I can fight a good fight, as long as I know the rules.  There don't seem to be many rules, or maybe the cancer is making up the rules as we go.  Good thing I'm a fast learner.

I am blessed.


2 comments:

  1. I'm glad you survived.........I'm sending you healing thoughts......

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  2. There are no rules with cancer!!! A couple of essential motivational aspects - like living your life and loving your chosen ones - but absolutely no rules. And therefore, everything is fair - whatever it takes to get you through the moment, the hour, the day so that you can simply continue to simply BE. So your body didn't read the doc's books, eh? I have bizarre side effects to stuff as well - glad we share yet another trait! All my love, hugs and shall keep you in my heart and mind! Stephanie

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