Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tomorrow's a Big Day

So, I put in nine hours today, and tomorrow I'll work three, and then take a half day vacation, since I'll be spending most of my time at Ironwood. I added a little notebook to my goodie bag, so I can journal if I feel like it.

My two chemos are Carboplatin and Taxol.  I have a book, that they gave me at Ironwood:  "Chemotherapy and You."  It's published by the US Department of Health and Human Services, and it's a very good resource to help you deal with all the issues surrounding Chemotherapy.  I like that it has a list of foods that help mitigate side effects.  It says that if you're having appetite issues, instant breakfast drinks and liquid meal replacements are a good choice.  I also like the fact that on the very first page, it says, "Rather than read this book from beginning to end, look at just those sections you need now.  Later, you can always read more."  Now that is very sensitive.  I'm the type of person that would read it cover to cover, and then get freaked out by stuff in there that may not pertain to me.  Good job, US Department of Health and Human Services!

Well, I really don't have much to say today.  The pain that used to happen only when I ate, is now coming more frequently, and I'll be sure to tell the oncs about that.  It's waking me at night, and I really, really love to sleep. :)  I was just proof-reading this, and every time I call them 'oncs,' I read Orcs.  Better not tell THEM that. ...hehehe.

Anyway, it's time to get to bed.  I need to start work at six, so I can put in my three hours, then get ready for MY BIG DAY.  I'm a bit anxious about the unknown, but not so much that it will interfere with sleep. Mentally, I think I am prepared... well, as much as you can be for this.

If all goes well, I'll tell you all about both the chemo and radiation therapy in tomorrow's post.  Until then, let all of us sleep well and have fabulous dreams.

1 comment:

  1. You're not the only one who was reading that as 'Orcs'.

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