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.