Jan 26, 2011
Ok, tomorrow I go home for sure. The treatment went really well...but i hit a couple of bumps that i don't want to go into... i am practising letting go of things i have no control over...which extended my stay here. please forgive my grammar...i am on my side and using one finger to type this...my butt is too sore to sit on. i am happy to get back to my critters, my own stuff, and eat different food. i must have been sick when i first came here...i told everyone how good the food is...now that i am better...the food is not so good. i have my hair and for a 55 year old woman i handled the treatment quite well. i continue with radiation treatments...26 to go and i think i start 2nd round of chemo in 3 weeks.
hope your day is fun and don't forget to laugh out loud x0 inge
Jan 23, 2011
I am on day 4 of chemo and my body is handling it well... a little nausea that we nip in the bud... chemo has come a long way baby! I had 2 radiation treatments and back on Monday. I hope to go home on Monday... I finally pooped 2 nights ago... anyone who has waited over a week knows how great that is! down size is my bowels have a mind of their own... I sleep wih a diaper... my new normal but it is temporary. I am alive and eating again. I lost 15 lbs since Dec 26th but today I was weighed and I gained back 3 lbs. My family brings me Jamba juice daily with a protein shot... that helped on the days I did not want solid food. My days are mostly good, but I need those pain meds. I find myself hallucinating though...having conversations with people who are not there...there is no way I could safely drive...thank God James will drive me to all my appointments.
CJ gave me a wonderful massage yesterday...she has also been a Godsend. She was my supervisor at my last job and even though we did not know each other long we bonded fast. She battled the C word 3 times and knows what I am going through. I really cannot complain... I have nothing to complain about... I am alive and I will recover... my life is GREAT!
Remember everyday is a gift and don't sweat the small stuff. Don't forget to laugh out loud xo Inge
P.S. I got my first hospital bill and I'm still laughing... and I worried about a little credit card debt!
Jan 19, 2011
I will be in the hospital another 4 days to make sure that everything is going as according to planned.
I woke up this morning very sleepy and the nurses realised that I needed 2 more pints of blood. Other than that we are getting ready and tomorrow is gonna be a GREAT DAY!!!! The bullseye will finally get to meet my little friend called 5-FU!! I can't wait!!! (this blog was dictated to her James Scott and he typed away like the wild and crazy guy he is!)
Don't forget to laugh out loud!!
XOXO Inge aka the Ingebird!!
Jan 14, 2011
Have a fun day and don't forget to enjoy the simple things! xo Inge
Jan 13, 2011
I won't back down to this bulls eye on my butt! This is my battle cry when I go for radiation treatments!
Well, about an hour after my last post thought I was finally taking a poop, but my body had other plans. My poop turned out to be the start of blood clots... so back to the ER. Thank God we live 15 minutes away from UC Irvine. They took me in immediately and 8 hours later I got 2 more pints of blood.
I am still in the hospital and Tuesday am my rear end was scoped by the glorius "Argon Beam" to stop the bleeding... I now have 5 different people's blood co-habitating with mine. I have given blood in the past but it has been many years... I never really thought about what a gift it really is. Have you thought about how you were saving someone's by taking out a couple hours of your day and donating? I will never know whose blood I have but I give thanks to each of them! They saved my life!
Today I went to my 1st radiation visit. I was tatooed and measureed with I think rays so they could make a mold of my butt. The room had a ct machine and on the walls and ceiling I saw a video of the beach with birds and sound effects. I don't know how but I smelled coconut suntan lotion, which my doctor said was not pumped into the room. I don't know where it came from but it was nice. I don't cry often...especially from fear but I got emotional in that room... maybe it is a release... don't know. I also get emotional when I think how blessed I am... I have so much love and support.
It's funny how everything falls into place. My liver surgery was 10 days ago... my drain was removed yesterday so when I laid on my stomach for the radiation prep I was not in pain... 2 days earlier I couldn't have done it.
So here I sit in my hospital bed... blogging waiting again to poop...