Nothing to report. Went out and about a little bit on Saturday to Walmart. Shopped quickly as I am not as comfortable out in public (pain and stomach issues with chemo/rad) but it felt good to be out and about. Rich drove, I have not driven now since surgery at the end of May. Just do not feel strong enough (dizzyness hits or tummy issues and I just do not want to venture too far just yet). Bought some fabric to make baby blankets (for a fundraiser and future craft shows) and some little goodies I needed. Rich bought a coffee pot to make coffee at home since he's telecommuting while I'm going through this (and for that I am so grateful having him here). The good news about me not going out as much is I'm not spending as much...the bad news is I'm really proficient on the web -- love getting little packages of fabric or crafts or such in the mail...lol. Hey, a girl has to do what she has to do while going through this crappy quirk of fate.
This week starts week 3 of 6. Am experiencing some minor burning (like a slight sunburn, nothing severe but its starting). I have a crisis kit I put together from information and suggestions from the American Cancer forum I belong to and put that together before anything started which has come in handy -- I can reach into my bag of tricks to try out different creams, pills or candies to alleviate different symptoms.
Reading other people's posts on the forums has made me realize that so far into this treatment I am not experiencing what others have experienced. I know everyone is different but so far my symptoms are relatively mild. I'm very tired, have low BP and dehydrate easily but I have no mouth sores like others have, no reaction to the chemo cocktail that others had for their first one and am experiencing minor discomfort...however that could be the calm before the storm and I'm not about to fool myself. Keep praying and touching base as I believe these prayers and connections are keeping me pushing forward...you have become my strength along with my family here in Minnesota with me. Know that I love and appreciate you all for that. Unless something drastically changes, I will probably not be back here until the start of Week 4. Be well, Marilyne
P.S. I hope Harvey is really feeling the heat right about now. I am visualizing him 1/3 gone since I finished two weeks of treatment out of 6. Take that Harvey!!!! Not a good feeling losing your tentacles and maybe a foot or two. Hope you are melting away like the wicked witch in the wizard of oz.....mwahahahaha