Tag Archives: emotions

Lupron woes

I’m coming to the end of my three month cycle with lupron. That is, every three months I get an injection of lupron to suppress my ovaries. This is part of my cancer treatment – hormone therapy. What I am finding is that as I come to the end of the cycle I get really… Read More »

More time together

I recall someone mentioning that one of the things they enjoyed during treatment was all the extra time they spent with their spouse. This is something that had not really occurred to me. My hubby and I spent every waking moment (pretty much) together for 16-months while on our bike trip. Then we spent 1… Read More »

Feeling my nadir today

For the last couple of rounds of AC, I’ve actually felt quite strong on my nadir day (day of lowest blood counts). Today, I’m tired. My biggest struggle today is mouth sores. On the weekend I started to develop mouth sores (the ones on the underside of the tongue are especially painful) and along with… Read More »

Is it tired or it is fatigue?

I find myself asking the question, am I tired? or am I fatigued? I used to think it was the same thing. I’m learning that it is not. The symptoms are similar if not the same. Heavy eyelids, yawning, lack of energy. When I’m tired, I can take a nap and I usually fall asleep… Read More »

In for an emotional day (maybe)

I’m happy to report that the worst of the bone pains has passed. Once the nurse called me back, she looked into it, and advised that I could take an NSAID (like ibuprofen) for the pain. I have stronger NSAID for my arthritis, so I took one of them and within 30 minutes the pain… Read More »

Guilt

One of the interesting feelings that seems to be shared amount those who go through traumatic life experiences (cancer / sudden tumor), is that of guilt – particularly of guilt when you are feeling better or when you are in the presence of others who are sharing a similar but different experiences. One of the… Read More »

Chemo day in pictures …

Step one was to have the access placed into my port. This allows the nurse to draw blood for blood tests, but is also used for the infusion of chemo itself. Since they need to wait for the blood test results, we had about a half hour between the blood draw and the appointment with… Read More »

Significance of dates and getting ready for chemo

It is funny how special dates have meaning – and how we know what dates are good dates and which are not. I wanted to strongly avoid starting chemo on July 1st, as I did not want every Canada Day to be a reminder. Instead, the date aligns with a date that already has meaning… Read More »