Thursday, June 13, 2013

Chemo and Kidlums

I started chemo yesterday. That just got real.
So far, I'm feeling okay. They gave me some steroids that gave me some energy yesterday, so after chemo, I cleaned my house. Somehow, that wasn't what I expected. In the evening, some queasiness and fatigue set in, but nothing like what I experienced in the first few days of radiation. They (doctors, nurses, the internet, random cancer books, etc.) say that the worst nausea happens 2 or 3 days after chemo. Clearly, I'm excited for the next few days...

But my kids are cute. These pictures were taken back during radiation, before I lost my hair, just in case you're wondering...
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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Well that was a downer, huh?

Let's vary things up around here.

Radiation finished this week. The doctor, nurses, and techs said it went well, and I seem to have come through it relatively free. They did ask me to pay attention to how I feel and let them know if I have headaches, dizziness, or blurred vision, as that could be an indicator of some swelling in my brain.

One night a few days afterwards, I noticed my vision was doing funny things. I kept having to blink, squint, and shake my head to see things clearly. Not wanting to seem paranoid, I casually mentioned it to Adam, who wisely advised sleeping on it and re-evaluating in the morning.

Morning came and I cleaned the smudges off my glasses. No more problems.