I think this is something needed. We need a Pro Chemo Clinic for those who are so dexied up (pepped) and no one else in the household has the energy to keep up.
The feeling is like I have been given a big speed bomb (Mum, MIl, FFIL, Family and Friends) I have only tried speed a few times I promise, your few and my few may be quite different but I DO NOT use or take speed or illegal drugs these days and nor have I for a for year or so. Few, glad I got all that out.
Anyhoo. Here I am, Dr Hands fast asleep (I think he has a new kidney stone growing eeek), Brady and Kelly are both fast asleep and me, well, wide a blippin awake!
Let me share my gorgeous haven, bedroom, that I spend much of my time in and have spent some of my ‘splurge money’ on those gorgeous lamps…
Its crap. The only person in the house, wide awake (speed like from memory) all others asleep in the house and what do I do? I hate TV but I watched a shit movie called ‘Switched Identity’ I think it was called and there were very few funny bits in it. Now, there is some crap with some dude who swears a lot and is in Spain telling people what they are doing wrong. I might have to search foxtel because this show sucks.
Here are my sleepy heads minus Samo because he would take my head off if I woke him for a photo…
My texts to my gorgeous daughter had me in stitches, Brady had some strange things going on in his head that made me laugh, Kelly had a tennis ball in the side of her jawls which made me laugh. Sam has made me laugh all day.
Then, I am all alone. Pepped up from all the drugs they give me during chemo but the loved ones, they can’t keep up.
So, bring on the Pro Chemo Clinic. Some dude will take some weed, another will enjoy the ‘experimental’ speed I have tried but seriously, the first night after chemo is kinda tough. I want someone to get totally and utterly drunk with me. To talk shit and laugh and ignore the worlds problems for a moment.
But, I can’t book this in because other chemo treatments have me comotosed (I tried spell check and it wasn’t working for me so just work with me here) within a few hours of getting home from chemo. Tonight though, am feeling pumped and happy and loving the world and my life.
I am wondering if there was a clinic that looked like a bar for the pro chemo patients of the day, would that help not only our carers and dogs, but also us. Some of us come home all pepped up and ready to chat but there is no one to chat too. Oh stop it, dont be berating Sam because I think he is hiding a kidney stone from me but imagine, all us Pro Chemo Peeps, smoking weed, drinking bubbles (thats me) or just pumped from the meds given, we could have a hoot of a party.
It is tough the night or two following chemo. I think I have had all of the feelings. I have been high as a kite, low as a maggot, midstream with nothing going on in my head (work peeps, you can cease laughing now), and absolute comatose. So, I can’t judge what I am going to be like from each chemo to the next. Mind you, the next one, whilst a long day, sounds a lot easier.
Next chemo has me having the heart test (to make sure my heart will cope with the next lot of chemo), which is at 10am and then at 1am, my new chemo which apparently will give me a lot of fatigue and bone acheness but no nausea (yippeee) and it is up to debate as to weather my hair loss continues or I grow my hair. See previous post.
Any hoo…… Obviously I am wide awake with all of these bloggie posts tonight. You may not hear from me for a few days but I am going to imagine sad faces all around the world.
I thought twice about my profile pic but then I realised, I am who I am. I am ok with being bald. It is time for not only Australia but the world to be ok with bald women. No, I am not a lesbiano (even though there is nothing wrong with that), but why do I feel I have to wear a wig, hat, scarf etc. These make my head itch and I am so happy that Sam is just fine and dandy with me going alllll natural.
4 thoughts on “Pro Chemo Clinic Please”
A great read Amanda, and some good laughs. That dexa is really like a speed, I agree, and sometimes I’m wired for a couple of days. And like you, this is not exactly predictable as sometimes I just want to sleep and feel crook. So good luck with the bar equivalent of the post chemo venue. And I agree that it might be good for the partners as well, to let their hair down so to speak, not that we (people going through treatment) all have hair to let down anyway. All the best
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Thanks for enjoying the blubbering read there Phil. Following these posts, two days were spent in bed hehe. It’s a strange drug this dexa drug and with my next lot of chemo, I need to take two the day before chemo, two on the day of chemo and two the day after. Look out party peeps when all this happens in three weeks. xx
Yeah, that’s going to be fun. I get some dexa in the IV once every 3 weeks, then take two tabs for two days, then 1 tab one day then 1/2 tab one day. They let me down gently in a funny kind of way
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What a freeking roller coaster! Your chemo is like an amusement park ride!
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