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Energy level: Not quite Bouncy
Physical Condition: No Appetite -very tired!
Had a bit of a bad weekend. I don't have any appetite and all I want to do is sleep. I guess it is the reaction from the chemotherapy and all the anti-sickness drugs. I just need a bit of energy and I'll feel much better. In the meantime I have just given into it a little and slept.
However, here we are at the beginning of Week 5 - and into the 20s now :-) That's got to be good!
Unfortunately we were rather delayed at the hospital today - not something I really needed, but these things happen. I got there and a Radiographer was just writing on the board that LA3 had broken and three burly men had just turned up to look at it. Also on the opposite wall LA4's board declared that it was running 30 minutes late too.
I was in for a long wait and all I wanted to do was go home and sleep again! Still the DGC were all in good spirits and looked concerned that I wasn't my usual self. It was nice to have some sympathy :-) Also the delay meant that I caught up with my buddy Frank, who still hasn't had his chemo from last week. His blood count has still not risen so they have abandoned chemotherapy for now. He is pretty relieved - he said it was just a precaution anyway and he really doesn't want any more. It has knocked him for six too. We were marvelling at how people go through several cycles of it for months - I don't know how they get through it.
I am so pleased that I've had my final session. I just hope I can start eating again soon - or the dietitian will have me tube feeding when I see her on Thursday!
My quest for something nice to drink has taken lots of twists and turns. I took the good advice of friends and tried mineral water, flavoured mineral water, Schloer - all of which taste nice for the first mouthful - but then I can't seem to drink much of them. Then I remembered what I used to drink when I lived in Charleston, South Carolina for a year. Iced tea! It was the ONLY refreshing thing that helped when the heat and humidity were high over there in the summer. So, I brewed some up, lots of sugar too,(just how they sell it in the malls) then let it cool and poured some over ice.
Pretty nice :-) Hopefully it will give me some energy!