Just wanted to check in after this fourth round of chemo. (Warning: if you're looking for something interesting to read, it aint here. Keep searching!)
I think this one was a little more fatiguing for me than previous times. I took a 4 hour nap yesterday! (Four?) I also have been sleeping late in the mornings (thanks to having cousin Jen here visiting, and Neil home on the weekend) and I've been going to bed early. My fingers and toes have felt very sensitive to cold and prickly, and in general, I feel like I'm in a bit of a daze. Kind of like how you feel when you are jet lagged. Like there is glue in my brain.
It's one of those times where you just feel like sitting on the couch and watching nordic skiing coverage on TV.
I like to think that I am super-human, impervious to the effects of chemo. I was secretly hoping when they showed me my blood counts that mine would be off the charts, completely normal, like those of a 100% healthy adult. Of course, they were a little lower than that (of course they are, I'm doing chemo) but they were still considered good. And yet, I found myself feeling a little disappointed, wishing they would read them, throw down the charts, turn to me and say, "You're not going to BELIEVE THIS, but these blood counts are INCREDIBLE! Are you SURE you've had chemo?"
Alas. I am human after all. And I feel tired. I think our big morning outing to the zoo really did me in. So, much to the delight of John Q. Reader, I shall now sign off.
ps- My first big scan, to see what progress I've made thus far, is next Tuesday. Cross your fingers!!!