Thanks to good drugs, I had no nausea or vomiting after my double chemo last Thursday. Go, Emend! I don’t care how expensive you are–I love you. I do seem to be more worn out than usual. Or than I expected. Since my legs felt stronger, I went for a walk beyond the mailboxes on Thursday or Friday, and I made it back! With a few rests. But this weekend I have mostly sat around and indulged in Netflix, at least when not learning new blog posting technologies such as below.
In general, though, I feel all right and I’m doing pretty well at taking care of myself except for the things that require two functioning hands. Unfortunately, this includes putting on most shirts and other important self-care tasks. My hands are damaged from chemo-induced neuropathy and we don’t know yet whether, now that I’m on a different chemo regimen or two, they will get worse or better. My feet are still pretty bad, especially the left one, which feels like a block of tingly wood that does not want to be touched. That left foot is the major cause of my unsteadiness walking.
Here is last week’s community Shaker Lemon Pie story out loud: