Lots of people are asking how I am – thank you. I’ve been wanting to post an update but it’s hard to know what to write. Ow! and Puke! come to mind.
The three Ss are Sore, Sick and Sleepy.
As predicted, with radiation the pain is worse than before, plus nausea. I’m taking opiate painkillers and these make me cross-eyed and sleepy. They also make me more nauseous, so I’m taking anti-nausea medication. All these pills cause constipation and that increases the pain… and after vomiting I wasn’t sure which pills I’d lost.
Other things I’ve tried include heat packs, ice packs, swimming and hula hooping.
Yesterday was the worst day but actually the other days I had couple of hours feeling ok, and able to have some fun, thank goodness. I’m in my bed sleeping most of the time.
Importantly, the radiation is hitting the targets and my Mum says the little so-and-sos must be squirming! I’m nearly half way through the treatment with only 6 sessions to go.