[cancer] Chemo series three, session five, day two

This is my 29th chemo infusion across three series since January of 2010. In the past two and half years since first beginning chemo, I’m spent more time on chemo or in immediate recovery, or in surgery and immediate surgical recovery, than I’ve spent being healthy, happy and whole. Such is my life. At least I am still alive.

At the moment the peripheral neuropathy in my hands is nearly crippling. My lower GI failed to move Thursday afternoon or Friday morning, and is now shut down by the drugs, so I will spend the weekend bloated and unwilling to eat due to there not being any room down there. I am tired and goofy, but not as unfocused as some chemo sequences have had me.

Me in the chemo chair yesterday
Photo © 2012 Lisa Costello. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

Today, I lay low and rewatch movies, probably the extended edition of Lord of the Rings. [info]tillyjane (a/k/a my Mom) is here as primary caregiver, [info]the_child will be kicking about, and Lisa Costello is of course here. There might even be a visitor or two.

8 thoughts on “[cancer] Chemo series three, session five, day two

  1. Ellen Eades says:

    Jay, have you tried cannabis for the neuropathy? I know some people have had good results with it. I’m so sorry you’re having to go through that, it’s a lousy side effect. Not that there are many good ones.

    1. Jay says:

      I’ve thought about it, but the last thing I need is *another* mind altering drug…

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