Itchy day

October 3, 2017 Wednesday

I wrote last night’s blog fairly early but nothing interesting happened afterwards.  I didn’t take a shower but I did take two of the hydrocodone pills at bedtime.  I thought that would help with the pain I was having (it was not a lot of pain) and that it would help me sleep.  The pills did not help with either pain or sleep but after a while I started itching.  Then the itching got worse and worse!!  After 6:00 am I read on the internet that this happens to many people and that I should take Benedryl so I did.  That helped a little and I went back to sleep for a while.

The itching continued when I got up so I took a Claritan and then took a shower.  The shower felt really good on those red itchy spots but I have basically itched all day long.  I was more sore this morning than I have been at all so I took 2 Motrin.  Then I had a nice nap except for that strange dream I had.  I guess I was listening to Property Brothers as I napped and turned that show into my dream with massive changes.  When I woke up, I was surprised to find out that a couple was not buying an old gym to convert into a house!!!  Seemed reasonable to me during the dream.

I have eaten well today and have felt pretty good, except for the itching!!!  It’s horrible and just doesn’t seem to stop.  I did look in the mirror and discovered that I have a misshapen breast but considering that no one except me and my doctors will ever see it, I guess that’s okay.  As long as all the cancer is gone from it, I’ll be happy with it.  I think I’ll call the surgeon tomorrow and see if they have gotten the results from the tests back yet.  I do have to get out and got to lab in the afternoon.  I should be fine to drive since I won’t be taking anything other than Motrin or Aleve.  I know I’m not supposed to pick anything up for two weeks, but he did said I could drive as long as I was not on pain pills.

Morning weight – 224.2  It must be fluid from the IV bag.  My hands are still kind of swollen.  I guess my arthritic knee is also swollen because it is much worse than usual and I can’t think of a reason it should be.  I expect things will only continue to improve if I can just get the itching to quit.  My back has been slowly and steadily improving and it’s almost back to normal.

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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