July 23, 2017 Sunday
I sure was sleeping nicely when Coen woke me up this morning. I got up and we had a nice breakfast of eggs and ‘nanas and then we built a massive train track complex and had fun with that. Of course, Zoe helped us once she got up. My mouth felt really strangely coated when I woke up, but after a good brushing of teeth, gums, and tongue it felt more normal, for a while anyway. Right in the right hand corner of my mouth, it was obvious I was getting a little mouth sore – that’s happened several times in the last few weeks and it’s gotten worse all day long. About lunch time, my mouth was back to feeling really strange. It was like a little raised ridge wandering across the roof of my mouth and the coating was back, worse on one side of that raised ridge than on the other side. I felt strange all morning, not exactly bad, but certainly not good. It was just strange.
I left Roswell after lunch and headed back to Dalton. I drove about 30 minutes and felt really tired, so I stopped in a parking lot and read and rested for about 30 minutes before I got on the interstate and headed north. There sure was a lot of traffic but it moved quickly, so that was good. I went to Kroger before I got home and got food to last me several days. Once I was home and had the car unloaded, I made a big pot of chicken and rice that I plan to enjoy for a couple more meals. Then I basically just watched television and read for the rest of the day. I love watching Barnwood Builders on Sunday nights and that’s what I did. I also got ready for sewing with the Dudettes tomorrow.
That mouth sore is a little worse than it was earlier and my mouth feels really weird but at least it’s not painful. I do feel drained even though I haven’t done anything demanding today. Hopefully I’ll be more energetic tomorrow and ready for a hard day of sewing and socializing – such a hard life I lead!!!! hahaha
The literature I have says that the fastest growing cells are in the mouth and that is why chemo is tough on the mouth (and digestive system too, I think) as those cells are killed off. Maybe the chemo was a little stronger today. Seems like my symptoms just come and go instead of remaining constant for a few days at a time. I’m glad the symptoms are not long lasting, but it just seems like they should be. Probably by the end of this experience, I will understand what’s happening, but then again, maybe not.