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Energy level: Almost Bouncy
Attitude: Optimistic and happy
Physical Condition: No Appetite - just tired!
Heehee - I tricked the Dressing Gown Club today. I tiptoed round the last corner into the LA3/LA4 waiting room so they couldn't say they knew I was coming! They looked surprised when I appeared and then accused me of cheating! One said he could still hear me at the Main Entrance! They thought it was pretty funny anyway.
No sooner had I sat down then the radiographer popped out and asked if I was ready. She was accused of favouritism, as we were both girls - although I was actually the only one there for Machine 3. The DGC all go into Machine 4. They were all in a very jovial mood. Must be because it was Friday! I'm happy to get to the end of Week 4. Wow - where has that time gone? Although I have to say chemo weeks are a bit longer. I do feel so wiped out.
This morning my special cancer nurse, Wendy, called to see how I was getting on. I haven't bumped into her for a while so she was checking up how the chemo went on Tuesday. I was raving about the benefits of EMEND and she was glad to hear it. She said it is a new drug and she was happy to know that it works. I don't think she's had one of her patients on this before. Nice to give it a go first :-)
In the meantime I am having a real hard job to find anything (at all!) that I enjoy drinking. Any suggestions? Firstly - alcohol is out - as this makes the radiotherapy side-effects worse. Also tea tastes vile, water tastes of chemicals, fruits juices don't taste of anything, coke gives me heartburn. I need to drink a lot to flush out the chemo drugs - but I can't find anything that tastes even vaguely nice. I know my taste buds have been knocked about a bit during this treatment - but here must be something else I can try. Milk shakes were tasting nice - but since the chemo on Tuesday they don't really settle very well in my stomach.
Hmmm - hopefully I'll stumble on something soon....