I'm still here, still alive, survived the first day of chemo. Now it is the day after and what am I noticing?
Not having taken a Zyrtec (hayfever and itching) and a certain dragging feeling. I feel ok but sorta vaguely tired. (I just carried in some shopping and I feel like sitting down for the nonce.) And facial flushing, apparently a side effect of dexamethasone.
I have taken three different anti-nausea drugs this morning and have another in reserve. I'm not feeling too bad that way - I feel a bit off but if I am doing other stuff, it is easily ignored. To date. Whilst I'm on the drugs anyway. My stomach is telling me it is lunchtime (quite likely as it is 1:30pm) so a spot of lunch is in order.
Having to drink at least two litres of fluid a day is a bit of a drag but that is what peppermint tea and juice and water and jelly and soup is for. They say eat a healthy diet but it seems that if you are having nausea issues or sore mouth issues (not there yet, hopefully won't have much trouble that way) then any fluid and sustenance is good. "Whatever you tolerate." Currently I seem to tolerate everything, mainly cos I've just started and came off a reasonably healthy base.
This afternoon we are getting a dishwasher and a microwave. Expensivos dishwasher but highly recommended and if we buy a crap one we'll just have to replace it after being peeved with it.
Tomorrow we expect to have peoples around for a hair cutting party (and cleaning and furniture moving and maybe even painting!). I'll have to save up my energy for that. Hopefully we will have a functional house then - currently we have a bedroom full of stuff, a spare room full of stuff, a couch drying outside after getting soaked by the remain of a tropical cyclone...
Still haven't downloaded pics. Got so many pics to share but we are still setting up our computers and fixing up disk problems and blah blah blah. (This is to say DH is doing these things.) So you'll just have to wait for pics of January's socks and two hats and some lovely sunsets.