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Friday, January 24, 2014

Diabolical Genius of Cancer Treatments...

I've come to the conclusion that there is a diabolical genius in this particular cancer treatment. While I certainly didn't feel like I was ill with a deadly disease prior to beginning treatment, I can categorically state, that at the end of my third week, I now feel exactly like the stereotypical cancer patient portrayed in books and on film. Nausea...check. Fatigue....check. Bladder issues....check. Pain....check. Whereas before, cancer was sort of a surreal illusive thing, now, hey...wow....do I have cancer or what??

 It's hard to believe that three short months ago, I was someone who rarely took any medication...even aspirin. And I swear I'm a freakin' walking pharmacy now. I am grateful though, there as good drugs now as opposed to decades past. Nope, not hittin' the ganga for it, but Zofran and I are best buds. And it does a respectable job, still feel queasy, but it's kept as "background noise" as opposed to "headlining main event" as long as I dope up regularly. And since the old bladder is apparently a wee bit irritated with the whole radiation pouring through it on a daily basis, I now have the pleasure of getting up four times a night to pee. At least I wake up in time to take the Zofran. Look...silver linings!!

 Okay...I'm gonna go have a little cheese with my whine....I'm doing okay actually.

After today, I'll be at the halfway mark in the first portion of my treatments, chemo/radiation. I have an irrational hatred of the drug Xeloda, and am so happy I don't have to take it on the weekends. And I'm thrilled I have a couple days off from the zapping too.

My sister is coming into town today, and we're going to see The Book of Mormon at the Pantages in Los Angeles tomorrow. I've seen it already...hilarious genius! And I can't wait to see it again.


bermudaonion said...

Those treatments are hell, but hang in there!