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Energy level: Depleted
Physical Condition: Tired and nauseous
What a difference a day makes (as the song goes) By the time I went to bed last night, I had developed a ferocious headache which kept me awake most of the night. Then this morning the vomiting set in - even though I had taken the tablets they told me to. It was pretty early, about 6am, then another bout around 8am so Nathan called the Emergency Nurse. It had said to do that if you were actually sick.
She arrived with an assistant and gave me an anti-sickness injection, which seemed to settle things down a little. What I was fretting about was having to go for my Radiotherapy session this morning, feeling like this. What if I felt sick whilst wearing the mask strapped down to the table? It didn't bear thinking about!
So I rang them and explained and asked if they still wanted me to come in? They were very definite - YES. I have started so I have to finish it seems :-)
So, feeling still very nauseous, we set off for the hospital at 11.20. I was called in more or less straight away and luckily I was alright while I was on the table. They completed the treatment in about 10 minutes. No music this time - maybe they just do that for newbies - to relax them :-) I got out of the room, then had to, ahem, "make use of their facilities" for another bout of sickness. I got to see a nurse there who reassured me that it wouldn't last much longer. In another 24 hours I should start to feel a bit better.
Managed to get home okay - luckily for Nathan's car :-)
Maybe I should try the remedy suggested by my American friend - yellow mustard. Thanks for that Susan - I will give it a go when I can stomach some food!
Now I just need some sleep.....