Day 9 of chemo

Oops! Sorry about no update last night! I was really tired last night and fell asleep at 10 PM. Yay for sleeping 11 hours! Boo for not updating the blog! So. had some nausea yesterday, and some reflux, which I took pills for. Tried to refill the Zodran, insurance is complaining because you are only supposed to have 12 per 30 days. I’m on chemo. Aetna should suck it and give me more, please.

Day 8 of Chemo

Day eight was pretty uneventful. Took the meds, but methotrexate induced some nausea, so I took a Zofran, which helped. My uncle stopped by for a bit, he left work early to get his hair cut. Ate plain pasta for dinner tonight and I got my new tablet today – a Surface Pro 3 with 128 GB space and an i5 processor. Yay. Now to find a case that is padded and does not hurt me to rest on my lap or chest.

Day 7 of Chemo

The title of this blog post confused the hell out of me – I was like “Wait, 7 days is a week, that means you need to take your methotrexate.”

But it is seven days when counting the first day. Darn numbers.

So today went well, didn’t get nauseous until about 5 hours after taking the prednisone. Yay! My mom made chicken & dumplings for dinner – I ate the dumplings. Quite delicious. My mom now has off until monday (Yay! Baked Goods!) so she’ll help me with the nauseating prospect of my morning prednisone. One of my uncles is going to stop by tomorrow to see how I am doing. Should be interesting. Hopefully I am not too fatigued.

I also got a call from LIVERSTRONG Fertility, the group that facilitates low-cost fertility preservation for individuals diagnosed with cancer. I got approved! Now I get the cheaper rates at the sperm bank to store my stuff!

Day Six of Chemo

Wanna know what sucks? Getting your prednisone stuck in your throat!

Wanna know what helps? A nice scoop of chocolate ice cream and a cup filled with diet ginger ale.

So, today I went to my Primary Care doctor for ER follow up and scheduled an appointment with a cardiac electrophysiologist – I go on the 15th. The PCP said I need to stop ending up in the ER 😛 – but he told me reasons why I should head there in the future. Watched a lot of TV today, just like [recent] normal. Let’s Make A Deal is really a good show to watch before taking Prednisone. Wayne Brady is fun. Took a nap from like 6:30 to around 8:20 PM today, That was a nice little nap.

My mom ordered some donut pans this weekend, and they arrived today. Anyone know of a good plain, baked, cake donut recipe? We’re looking for one that isn’t too complex, or requires frying, as I *really* doubt chemo-stomach can tolerate fried foods, even on Zofran. Don’t want to push it.

Day 5 of Chemo

So, the ice cream worked again – still needed Zofran to help calm the nausea an hour afterwards. Talked to the nurse at the oncologist’s office today to update her about my progress – she seemed disappointed that I wasn’t having much of an increased appetite or hyperactivity. Still eating calm food to avoid risking any stomach incidents. Going to my GP tomorrow for a follow up to my ER visit. Yay.