Friday, July 23, 2010

Update 7/23/10 Feels A Lot Like The Flu

Wednesday night, the day I got the chemo,wasn't bad at all except I couldn't sleep.  I assume the steroids caused this, heart racing and impossible to relax.  At 1:30 I came out to the living room with a book (Bica followed me moments later) and laid on the couch for 4 hours reading.

When Julie woke up at 5:30 with plans to take the dog for a jog, I told her I felt fine (aside from not sleeping) so I took Bica instead.  Julie had yoga at 6 am, or she would have come with us.  Beeks and I went on a very short run, 2 miles (maybe less) at the most, and came home.  I felt a little out of it, but almost certainly from lack of sleep and not chemo.

The rest of Thursday morning I spend reading (finished my Hornet's Nest by 10:30), eating, and watching a movie.  By the afternoon I was onto another book, another movie, and more food.  Still no sleep or side effects though.  I also took Bica for a walk around the neighborhood.

Julie came home around 2:30, and I started to feel tired and took a short nap.  Read a lot more and ate a decent dinner, went to bed by 9 pm. 

Today, Friday, I woke up with the feeling that something was wrong.  Maybe 4:30 am, I could tell my stomach was a little upset and things didn't feel quite right.  Kind of like I'm floating a little.  Now food and drink doesn't appeal as much, and I feel instantly full or bloated when I have either.  As Friday has worn on, I'm feeling more tired, more bloated, and having to take more frequent trips to the bathroom.

No serious nausea yet, the medication I have has kept that at bay for the most part.  But the overall fatigue and light stomach problems make it feel a lot like the flu, or at least the start of the flu.  I finished another book this morning, walked to the public library to return two books and pick up two more, and it felt like I was walking in a dream the entire time. I came home from that walk (maybe 4 blocks) and slept for a few hours.

I hope the worst of this passes this weekend, I really don't know how long to expect it to last.

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