Dec 25, 2012 - 6:22 pm
So I started treatment last Thursday. Got my chemo connected and started radiation. Chemo came off yesterday. I was very excited to get rid of my leash. I must have caught on every door knob handle in this house. The home nurse came out to remove it. She had to redress my picc site as well. She had to leave me half dressed to go find the proper bandage. Upon her return, she got everything in order and then left again. Two hours later I was in the bathroom and thought I felt something damp on my arm. I pulled the arm of my robe down and saw that my bandage was soaked in blood. She had forgotten to close my line. Oops! Very messy. My husband did the flushing process and then the nuse came back to once again redress the wound. Crazy day! My daughter was baking cheesecake in the kitchen while the nurse, my husband and I sat at the kitchen table doing our thing. So strange.
I've been feeling pretty good but have been tired. I walk up the stairs and notice my heart pounding or if I get up and do something for too long a period I get the cold sweats. My appetite has been good though. That has surprised me. The only thing that taste dang awful right now is coffee. I usually drink two cups in the morning but now it just has a very odd taste to it for me. Today I'm struggling with an awful headache. I thought maybe I was't drinking enough water but the color of my urine is light yellow so I think I'm good on that. You guys are all so strong. I feel like a whimp in comparison. I keep telling myself take it a day at a time, but I know what's coming so I find it hard to not get depressed.
My daughter and husband traditionally ski on Christmas day. I live in Park City so my daughter has grown up on skis. They went out today while I made bread pudding and napped. Do you get used to feeling off after a while. I've always been so healthy so even this little bit of blahs is really throwing me off.
Merry Christmas to everyone!