Monday, May 23, 2011

Dry Mouth and other chemo Side Effects

Well, typing is much easier now that my fingernails have all split off.  Ahh, the proverbial silver lining.  But my mouth is SO dry.  I am using the Biotene mouthwash, but now I have the Taxol mouth sores, too.  Today I also started getting chills and some achiness.  Frankly, I'm just a mess. :D


My nose is sore because we have no humidity AND I get oxygen while I sleep.  So I wake up to blow my nose into a bloody wreck.  That's literal for all my British friends. ;)


I was running low on my Xylitol mints, which are a great help for dry mouth, so I ordered another batch from Amazon.  I don't really know where else to get them, and I'm kind of not supposed to go running around outside of my house until we figure out how my white counts are doing.  I'll be wearing my lovely mask when I go get my blood work done on Friday.  Darn those sick people getting blood work ... oh wait... I'm sick, too. ;)


Still have my hair, though.  I'm guessing another couple of rounds of chemo will see it falling out again.  At least it will be cool, although if you look at the Weather Channel widget, it's only going to be in the 80's again tomorrow.  But there is an Ozone health watch, which I guess is the price we are paying for the cooler weather.


Ok, that's enough whining for this post.  On the plus side, I'm seven episodes into Game of Thrones, and it's ... fantastic.  Get past the language and nudity (although ... cough... Khal Drogo... cough) and it's an amazing study of relationships, power struggles, politics and how each character either rises to their potential or falls into destruction.  Sean Bean has done a fine job as Eddard Stark, who's a moron, actually, but an honorable one... stupidly honorable.  Destroy your entire family for your honor, you boob.  And then, equally moronically, give UP your honor.  Alas.


Now, I know it's a little early, but I think I'm off to bed.  I'm just tired, and that's another one of those side effects.  Must be that triple dose; I swear it didn't get this bad last time.


Love and hugs to all.

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