Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sleep, sleep and more sleep!

Well.... since Thursday I have been sleeping! I fell asleep during my treatment again which is nice as it passes the time. I had the chance to share a smile or a wave to some patients that I am starting to recognize now that I am on the bed side of the treatment room. I also had the chance to chat with another lady on her first day of treatments and to help make her feel welcome, I guess as welcome as you can in a cancer clinic. It was nice to pass this on as Jeff was there for me on my first day of treatments, it is nice to see a familiar face.

The rest of Thursday was filled with sleep that crept over into Friday until I had to go back to the clinic to get my Neulasta shot. While waiting for my shot, there was a wonderful lady making a matching hat and scarf for patients in the clinic who decided to give it to me as she noticed that I was not wearing a wig but a hat and scarf set. I was so appreciated as it was so thoughtful of her!

As for symptoms this round... it has mostly been fatigue. I take my last steroid tomorrow morning so by Monday I should now weather or not I will experience any bone pain and hopefully these new meds will do their job. As for trying to decrease these hot flashes with my other new meds and Evening Primrose Oil, I am still trying to figure out if they are working yet. Dr. Alam said to give it two weeks so we will see, though they have decreased slightly at nighttime.

Off for a snack and then another nap!


1 comment:

  1. Sash, You're truly an inspiration to me. I love you! I've been following your blog off and on whenever I get a chance and every time I read your posts I smile widely knowing that you're one tough cookie!