Day 17 – So How Do I Feel? September 30 2011

It is Day 17 for my new immune system. So, how do I feel?

I continue to have nausea, but it does not prevent me from eating small frequent meals every 2-3 hours. I take a small dose of Ativan (0.5) if the nausea is really bad. I’m also taking Prilosec and Zantac as needed for my stomach upset. I have been taking Zofran 8 mg every 12 hours for nausea, but have discovered that it gave me a headache – so, I’m weaning off Zofran.

I’m tired and not sleeping well – but, since I can take a nap almost any time – this is not a problem. I have enough energy to shower and go for at least one outside walk per day. Yesterday, I spent 2 1/2 hours at the University of Colorado Outpatient Cancer Clinic in the morning and another 2 1/2 hours at my Dr. Myint appointment – so, it was an exhausting day.

My mood is good and I don’t seem to be down at all. I attribute this to being surrounded by positive, caring people – we laugh a lot!!!
jm with new adventure shorts September 28 2011