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Friday, September 17, 2010

Day 11: Round 2 Chemo

I had my port bandage taken off so I can shower and swim now. I refer to my port site as the "alien" because I have a 3 pronged bump in my arm. I was lifting weights today at the gym and as I watched myself in the mirror I got the heeby-geebies watching my alien ebb and flow as my muscles flexed. I saw my doctor and nurse practitioner on Wed. to check my white blood cell count and to check in. Appearantly I am able to take everything from Aleve to Vicodin for pain. What the hell? Why did it take them this long to tell me that? Cause the Claritan did not help the bone pain at all. I am also clear to take pyridium or any over the counter bladder pain control pills to fight the burning from the chemo. I'm feeling good. I pop out of bed at 5 am and start my morning. Anyone who knows me well knows that is so not normal for me, but I love having alone time in the house before my family wakes up. Next week we leave for Yosemite on vacation. Can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Darling Raquel, I’ve been a bit lapse in reading your posts. Sorry about that! I feel so bad that you have felt bad. I get lost in my own little world over here. I’ve been making plans and reservations for my trip back to Wisconsin. I’m leaving next Saturday the 25th and returning the 5th of October. I do hope you are feeling better. Sounds like You’ve been having some rough spots. Oh sweetie, hang tight little girl...your lucky you have your mommy who is comforting you during this time. big hugs from over here...c & D