Monday, March 21, 2016

The Live la Vida Loca

10:30 AM
Another Monday at the cancer center. For the first time since this started up again last fall, I woke up and just didn't want to do it today. I had such a good vacation and adventures in NOLA and at Gulf War, and I'm feeling pretty good. Just not excited about the downward slide that today will take on me. So after an additional tap on the snooze button and internal whining, I dragged my ass out of bed and got ready anyway. A dress, scarf, my blue cowboy boots... fake it 'til you make it, and my mental energy for the day has increased. But I'm just not pleased today. S'alright though, because that's perfectly normal. And I have a very enthusiastic chemo buddy with me today. So she is certain to keep my spirits high no matter how the chemo treats me today.

11:25 AM
Been hooked up, borg-like, since my last post. Pre-meds are finished and now on to the Avastin for a half hour. Then we'll get into the rough stuff after that. For now, more online videos and chatting about vacation and warmer climes.

12:12 PM
And now comes the actual chemo. Which means I'll be out of here by 2:30, relatively early day. I might have mis-titled this post today. Not the craziest of times here.

12:25 PM
We are apparently playing dueling laptop games here though. Posting on walls rather than turning our screens to share. Silly chemo buddy!

12:55 PM
As I expected, it's wiping me out today. Probably something to do with practically no sleep a couple of nights ago while road-tripping home and the barest of naps to recover. Though I did sleep the sleep of the dead on Saturday night. A full nine plus hours without a single wake-up in the night. Perhaps this means lots of napping and catching up on rest early this week. Not a bad thing.

2:30 PM
I actually ate the majority of my breakfast *and* half a sandwich for lunch! I am on top of the food and hydration today. Now whether I want a whit of food for the rest of the day is up for debate.

Just got my 5FU push and they are hooking up my pump now. I think I shall call this session's pump "Oscar." Maybe that will make me hate it just a little bit less.

This also means that the live blogging is done for the day. Yup.... Th-th-that's all folks!


  1. I do not think "excitement" is a pre-req for a treatment, but I am glad you (and your blue boots) generated enough to get you there! How long does it take for it to whack your body with unpleasantness? Do you have time to stop for a nice little treat for yourself on your way home? I'm glad you have a partner to pass the time with you!

    1. The chemo infusion is two hours, and I start feeling the effects about 10-15 minutes in typically. Just a malaise that starts to settle in. We are going to run an errand on the way home, and perhaps I can find a treat for myself. :-)

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    1. <3
      miss your face, and hugs, and just the general-ness of you.