Round six is hitting me a little harder than the others. I guess the cumulative effects are catching up. This is the first time I had to take a nap on the day after chemo (2 1/2 hours!). I probably would have slept longer but I had to go for my last $100 Neulasta shot. It was nice to get applause and (sanitized) hand shakes from all the nurses. It’s great to know they all care so much.
My tummy is a little iffy today. I’m struggling to find something that seems remotely interesting to eat. I can’t remember needing a compazine on the day after either, but I am seriously considering taking one. (I tend to avoid them because they make me more tired.) I am currently sipping on my juice, and I had two green smoothies today. I’m hoping the added nutrition helps keep me strong.
My last complaint for the evening is that I have been freezing all day. Those of you who know me know that I am always warm, so this being cold is foreign to me. I have one of Ethan’s jackets on and am wrapped in a blanket. I took my temperature to make sure I didn’t have a fever and it was only 98.8. That’s a little high for me, since my normal temp is 97.6, but well below anything of concern. This is quite contrary to the night sweats that I had all night; I was drenched.
I am looking forward to a day of test tomorrow. Although I do have some work-related tasks to get done, there will be plenty of time for sleep. Here’s hoping round six effects exit quickly.