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  • Ouch my tooth

    Finished the worst of cycle three. The nausea was under much better control, that I didn’t feel nearly as bad. I did find that I tired easily and I slept for 13-hours on Sunday night. I also had a weird side effect that started on Monday and is just now resolving. I realized on Monday…

  • Day 16

    Just when I thought I was in the clear, I got hit by a wall. I didn’t start the day tired – or at least I don’t remember starting the day tired. I put together a new ikea shelving unit and it exhausted me. I found that I had to stop and rest. I was…

  • Days 13, 14, 15

    Mostly I’ve had good energy and been doing a lot of stuff but also taking two hour naps. Monday I got up at 6:15 for a swim. I had a great swim – 750m – then came home and slept for 2 hours. I was also able to do 20 minutes of boxing and some…

  • Days 11, 12 – Nadir

    I don’t use an alarm unless I have an important meeting. Mostly I let my body decide when I should be up – and a normal time is somewhere around 7:30am. Friday (day 10), I woke up late – around 9:30. Although I slept in, I still had lots of energy and got a lot…

  • Days 8, 9, 10

    I have a new found sense of energy that surprises me. Initially, I found that I got tired, but if I sat down for 5 minutes, I was recovered and ready to go again. It is day 10 – Friday – and I should be near my nadir (lowest point in blood counts). And yet…

  • Days 5, 6, and 7

    Day 5 is pretty much the most miserable day of the cycle, with day 4 being a close second. I did get out to walk a couple of times, but mostly, I felt hungover all the time. Facebook also reminded me that on November 19, 2014 I had my first cancer surgery. It reminded me…

  • Day 3 and 4

    Thankfully, I’ve been sleeping well, which definitely helps how I feel. Day three was a busy day, as I wanted to to a Halifax run to return a few things and pick up a few things. It actually turned into a Dartmouth run once I realized that we could do Ikea, Home Depot, and Costco…

  • Day 1 & 2 Side effects

    I wanted to capture with a little more detail the side effects that I’m feeling, so that next cycle I will have something better to compare with. I remember having a really hard time for a few days, but not really sure when that was – and I might have had a cold on top…

  • It’s a no more hair kinda day

    I woke up Sunday morning at 5am to the feeling of hair in my face. If you recall, I had my hair cut really short, so there was no way that it could be in my face and still attached to my head. To me that was the signal that it was time to shave…

  • Making head coverings

    When Covid hit, I learned to sew face masks. I used a variety of patterns and watched many videos on YouTube. I decided that since I can now sew, I would try making myself some chemo head coverings. On the hair note, my hair is thinning but still very present. I don’t feel like it…

  • Trying to figure out my thinking

    I’m still trying to figure out how I feel. What does it mean to be going through this again? What does it mean about the rest of my life? About survival? I feel like I should be feeling something, but I’m not. I feel like I should be processing this information in one way or…

  • A little bit of hair fun

    When I told my friend that I’d be losing my hair again, she said I should do something fun with it before it fell out. I thought that was a great idea, so I asked a neighbour who always has fun hair. She asked another neighbour to help – and the two of them transformed…


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