Today is the 2nd day after chemo. The first day was uneventful and the second day has been tough. I've been feeling nausea and feel like I'm in a fog. I've also been fighting high sugar levels all day. With all that being said, it's just part of it and a struggle to be healed.
We went to MDA for the 4th time this week and attended another training session to learn how to clean my PIC line. Once we got home from MDA we also had to remove the chemo pump for the last drug of this series. Our good friend thankfully came to help us figure out how to remove the pump and keep my PIC line sterile.
The chemo drugs cause several interesting side effects. One of the most bizarre is not being able to touch cold items with my hands. For example, I have to wear gloves to reach into the refrigerator. I also can't have cold drinks or food and must cover my face and hands in cold weather. All of these effects last for 5 days after the chemo. They say if you drink something cold it will feel like glass going down your throat and if you touch something cold it will feel like an electric shock. The nurses says not everyone responds this way, but I was not going to be the idiot to try it.
Thank you for all of the comments and emails. It brightens up my day.
The battle continues...
"Instead of complaining about our struggles, we should see them as opportunities for growth. Thank God for promising to be with you in rough times. Ask him to help you solve your problems or to give you the strength to endure them. Then be patient. God will not leave you alone with your problems; he will stay close and help you grow." James 1:2-4