Apr 03, 2013 - 11:15 am
I'm writing from the chemo lab getting some fluids and anti-nausea meds. I hit the wall on Sunday and the last few days have been the most challenging thus far. The next three weeks will be as much as or more challenging but so far, considering what it could be, I'm doing Ok (translation: this SUCKS but I'm dealing with it ~lol~).
Ok... the GOOD news! Today is the official 1/2 way mark in my treatment! 15 more rads and 3 more chemos to go! I'm a glass half full kind of guy but today the glass is half empty for good reason!
Yesterday's appointment with my Speech/Launguage Pathologist showed the swallowing issues I've been having. I have the exercises and I'll keep on doing them. I have an appointment this afternoon to start re-habbing my shoulder.
My appointment with my RO was good. My weight was stable so NO PEG (feeding tube) for now. He seems to think I'm reaching the pinnacle of pain issues due to the nuerontin doing it's thing. The scope of my throat yesterday also showed some pretty major irritation but not the pain associated with it. Any pain and/or breakthrough pain is being controlled with some low doses of narcotics.
I have an appointment this afternoon to start re-habbing my shoulder. I see my MO on Friday. So far, no issues with tinnitis or hearing loss.
Three more weeks and I can ring the bell!