A better day today

August 23, 2017 Wednesday

I had thought I was finished with hot flashes but last night proved me wrong!!  I must have had about 6 or 7 hot flashes, waking up and throwing the cover back as quickly as I could.  It was horrible!  Luckily, I was able to go back to sleep each time fairly soon but it was still a long night.

I weighed before my shower last night and expected the scales to show about 224 or more considering all I had to eat yesterday, but I was very surprised when the scales showed only about 217!!  I guess all the chemo fluid had left my body and that was a very nice surprise.  I had been having quite a bit of sugar and my arthritic knee was really letting me know about it – it wouldn’t even straighten out like it should.  I’ve had no sugar today and feel better because of it – I also exercised that knee quite a bit in the pool today and now it is back to working and straightening like it should.

The pool was glorious – warm, clear, beautiful water and best of it, no one else was there for most of the time.  I really hate to think that Labor Day is not too far away and the pool will close within a few weeks – it’s been a great summer at the pool.  I was careful to stay mostly covered up and I don’t think I got too much sun.  Maybe I got a tad too much around my eyes because they feel a little strange but that’s it.

Today’s side effects were MUCH less pronounced than yesterday’s were and the main problem is that I have no energy at all.  I have not had much creepy crawly skin and I’ve only been dizzy once or twice, though it was sort of severe for a few seconds each time. My mouth has been a little more normal and that’s good.  I’m just exhausted – no energy for ANYthing.  I kept thinking I would mow my yard but that could not happen today. Maybe tomorrow or the next day!!!

Tomorrow ends the first week after the latest chemo treatment so I will go to lab and see my numbers.  My throat is no longer sore at all, but I am coughing up a good bit of ‘stuff’ during the day.  I’m very tired of that and I’m also tired of sounding frog-like!!  It is getting better, I think, but it sure is slow in getting better.  I think I will take my last antibiotics tomorrow, maybe tonight.

Morning weight – 213.8

Author: melaniesjourneythroughcancer

I am a retired teacher who was recently diagnosed with triple negative ductal breast cancer. I decided to write this blog to record the actions and emotions that occur as I make this journey through the cancer experience.

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