In Swedish you can call a hungover “dagen efter”, “the Day after”. That’s kind of how I feel the day after second chemo. Even worse so after the first, but they now lowered the dosage some, since I felt it was too much for my body/system. How great is it to have doctor who listens to you even when my theories come from eastern medicine and is outside the western medical reality! Thanks Jenny (yes here we’re on first name basis-don’t you love the democratic socialism system)!
Very tired yesterday, but that might also be from having been awake from 3.30 am when my puppy, Winston, woke me by throwing up. Turns out it wasn’t a stomach thing but from him coughing, a cold that turned into a bit more. Glad to say, today his breathing sounds almost normal and also trying to kill his bed. I think he succeeded because he’s back to sleeping.
Woke up early, early and fell back to sleep for a short while after Mindfulness body scanning, which almost always, if not gets me back to sleep, relaxes me and moves my focus from razing thoughts to body presence.
After second day of anti nausea meds I get a bit of the shakes and a rush of heat, supposedly (according to my doctor) from the cortison that’s part of that concoction. So first day having breakfast (smoothie and coffee) without a hat.
Since I shaved my hair off, my head feels like it’s wet so wearing a hat indoors. Yet another new experience in the world of chemo.
Funny though how quickly we adjust to changes in our reality.
Looking in the mirror, even with slightly swollen eyes (lack of sleep, chemo, meds I don’t know?) I kind of think I look a bit badass with a shaved head. Who would have thought!