Spa Therapy # 2 (AKA Chemo # 2)

I wasn’t going to post until I was feeling better because I didn’t want to upset anyone who might be following my blog and hasn’t started chemo. But this is my blog to not only let my friends and family know where I am at but also to help me release my inner thoughts and feelings and let me tell you, they aren’t happy ones today.

The chemo yesterday was fine and dandy. Nothing out of the ordinary really but I didn’t feel great on the way home. Not like the first ‘spa therapy’ anyway.

All night, I couldn’t sleep but napped. Those dexamphetamines really worked last night, my brain was having a good old talk and yell to me all night. I tried to get up and blog or at least play some facebook game but that made me feel sick so I went back to bed and finished my book. Laying down was a lot better for me than sitting up.

My body ached, right through my bones, stomach cramps, headache, nausea (medium), sore knees and hot and cold fevers. It really was an awful night so fingers crossed it is not the same tonight. I love to sleep. It is one of my most favourite things in the world (I have lots of favourite things in my life)

This morning Sam provided me with 2 lovely home made gluten free pancakes with organic maple syrup, coffee and water to go with my tablets. I find that I really struggle in the morning with getting food into me these days and Sam knows my weaknesses. I have to eat with some of the tablets I take. Whilst I wont be losing any weight any time soon on this diet, I really dont care. As long as the food comes in (and later comes out), all is good.

Today all I have on my plate is to find a moment to go to my GP and get my bone marrow injection and that’s it.

Sam will take Kelly the Cone head to the vet to get her cone off her head and the stitches out of her ear. I can not believe our girl has kept that cone on her head for two whole weeks. Sam and I, as well as Brady, might well be bruised beyond belief as she doesn’t make allowances for said cone but she has been fine πŸ™‚

Sorry for a negative ninny post today but I feel like crap. Like really super duper shitty ol’ crap.

Thank goodness for the happiness and love I receive from everyone around me. The lovely emails, texts, letters and cards, gifts,squares and of course, that blanket from Auntie Janet that I just can’t get enough off.

Oh, before I go, another huge shout out to my amazing family. Cleaner number 1 is on his way over today to give a quote on cleaning. Sam being Sam has cleaned the house within an inch of its life.

6 thoughts on “Spa Therapy # 2 (AKA Chemo # 2)

  1. jodie

    aww hon hope you are feeling a bit brighter soon, how good is that Sam man of yours…pancakes on a workday I am impressed πŸ™‚ and I’m glad kelly is on the mend. Molly got desexed a few weeks ago and Molly being Molly had a cone too…she loved it it was hilarious I’d take it off for her to eat in the evening as soon as she was finished she’d bring it to me to put back on!!! Anyway try and enjoy todays sunshine & take care hon xx

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    1. AWE hearing about Molly makes me smile πŸ™‚ Very cute. Sam takes the day off for my chemo and following day to keep an eye on me. He is hilarious and keeps my spirits up but he has to remind me to drink water and take my tablets etc. Where would I be without him πŸ™‚

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  2. Cycle two was very hard on a friend of mine, too, but her next one was ok, so hopefully that will be the case with you too! The symptoms you mention sound pretty familiar, the worst for me was the steroid thing of not sleeping, because sleeping is my thang! Rest over the next few days, and you will come out the other side. Xx

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    1. I will hold onto your words tightly and hope the next one isn’t as bad. Everything I read (which isn’t much believe it or not) I do sound like a typical chemo patient. I agree with you 100% about the drug that stops the sleeping because like you, i looove to sleep. I can’t just lay there with my head going a million miles an hour and feeling absolutely and utterly exhausted at the same time.

      Thank you for your kind words Ann xx

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  3. I hope you feel better soon. You will.

    I experienced the slightly-high fevers after chemo. The body aches I got because of the bone marrow shots. The nausea was under control thanks to…ATIVAN, my BFF. Did you get a prescription yet? Not only does it make your anxiety go away but it helps with the stomach too. It also helps you eat (just remember to eat small portions).

    I slept too much, although the hot flashes would keep me up at times. Be careful drinking relaxing teas, ask your Onco first to make sure they don’t interfere with the chemo.

    Your body is still trying to figure out what the heck is going on, but you will feel better soon.

    Hugs

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. I think I am on the mend. Headaches are still around but like you, I have an anti nausea tablet that does help. As you probably know, the first few days after the chemo are the worst for nausea but thankfully, I am still getting food in and drinking gallons of water. Yesterday I had a huge bowl of cauliflower and peas! Not quite a small meal but it was a craving that needed filling.

      Thankfully, water is all I ever want to drink at the moment but will keep your good advice in mind regarding relaxing teas.

      Thank you again for being there for me.

      Hope all is well with you. xx

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