Sunday, 5 February 2012

Day 4 - Second Chemo Cycle

Today I felt very fatigued.  My hair fell out more again today. Now I'm starting to be able to make out the shape of my skull through the whispy hair that is still there. I've never seen my skull before and I think it looks like my uncle's head. 

I had no energy and no appetite.  It is difficult to eat food when I take prednisone in the morning and I'm not hungry and very tired.  However, I have to keep the nutrient intake going.  I struggled to eat a bit at lunch time too.  Then I had some green ginger tea around mid-afternoon and started to perk up.  I'm not sure if it is because I'm starting to feel better or if it is a side effect of the prednisone (increased energy and appetite).

We were invited out to our friends' place to watch the Super Bowl and eat a leisurely, relaxed supper.  I so wanted to be able to go.  As it ended up, by 5 p.m. I was feeling better and hungry.  We went with the plan that if I got tired, our son would drive me home and then go back for the rest of the game.  I am so happy!!  I was able to handle the whole night out and nibbled on chicken wings, a very small amount of chili, some baked spuds, a few crunchies (my favourite junk food) and a small slice of cake.  I sipped my green ginger tea all night long to help with digestion.  What a great night I had.  Thank you to our friends who gave me a night of forgetting about cancer and cancer related stuff.  It was so nice to feel "normal" for a little bit.  And on top of it, the Giants won!!!! 

I'm tired now tonight so I'll be heading to bed soon after I take my meds.  The day started out not so good but finished really well.  Hopefully tomorrow will be another good day.

1 comment:

  1. So happy to hear this, Cathy! I hope you have many, many more moments like this that will lift your spirits as you go through your treatments.