Sunday, January 17, 2010
Starting to feel more of the radiation side effects now. No diarrhea yet, but close to it; going to have to really start watching what I eat again and will probably be back on my bland food diet before long. I have also been feeling the fatigue today; more so than when I had the radiation on my hip, but it's understandable, since there is a larger area being radiated this time. The fatigue from radiation from the body having to use extra energy to heal, since the radiation damages good cells as well as the cancer cells.
Before I got too tired today though, I was able to change the sheets on the bed and did two loads of laundry, and I did a short workout on the stability ball with my weights.
It warmed up today and started melting the snow. All afternoon, I was hearing snow from the roof landing with a thud on the ground below. I took advantage of the warmer air and went out and got all the bird feeders filled once again.
I tried to take a nap this afternoon, but only managed to doze off for a few minutes. But I think it helped a little; felt like I had a bit of a second wind. Still need to finish up my shopping list so I can get my groceries in the morning. And I also start the 2nd week of radiation tomorrow.