Friday, January 8, 2010

Life is Good!

Been feeling much better the last few days. I've had the urge to clean and organize! Unfortunately I can't do as much as I would like--I take frequent breaks! When you go through several days of awful fatigue, life seems so good and exciting when you come out of it.
Can't wait til next Monday or Tuesday, when my cold sensitivity goes away enough for me to have a "melted" smoothie. Didn't get one last round, and I'm craving that yummy berry flavor.
My last round of chemo is scheduled for Wed., but it might be delayed due to blood counts--specifically low platelets. My wbc should be fine because I did 4 shots over the weekend, and I will do a shot on both Sunday and Monday. The first 4 didn't cause me any back pain, I think because my counts weren't low yet. We'll see if the next 2 hurt. They seem to only hurt bad if my counts are really low. Then the shots cause a lot of activity in my bone marrow/spine.
My neuropathy is getting more noticeable in my fingers and toes. It doesn't hurt, but with each tap on the keyboard my fingers tingle. My slippers brushing against my big toes make them tingle. I'm glad I'm almost done with chemo, because if the neuropathy gets bad enough the doc would have to discontinue the Oxaliplatin. Hopefully the mild tingling I have won't take too long to go away. Sometimes it can take a year to go away, and sometimes its permanent.
From reading the blogs of others, and talking to my doc, I know that there may be side effects from the chemo and especially the radiation for a long time to come. I'm glad I know this ahead of time. But I feel like I'll be so happy to be declared "cancer free" that anything else won't matter!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. I'm glad you're feeling good these past few days. I hope you can have your last chemo treatment soon. I really, really don't want to worry about you when we're on vacation! Praying, praying, praying!!

    Love ya.

  2. Somehow I looked forward to the first 5 chemos...but then the 6th I dreaded. Maybe because I was getting tired of it. Still...I was glad to have it. My neuropathy was pretty mild up until the #5 an #6 but now has subsided. I notice the cold a bit more in my big toes but my hand is almost back to normal.
    Wishing you well as you complete your treatments!

  3. Sending a cyberhug your way.
    Have a good week!

  4. Isn't life wonderful when you feel good.