Recovering from chemo and radiation
Sunday, June 30, 2013
I was a little achy all over Friday and yesterday. That is one of the side effects of the new chemo; joint pain that starts 2-3 days after treatment. I tolerated it ok though, I've had times when I've been in far worse pain. The redness I had in my face though disappeared by Friday. I think it was a mild allergic reaction, but not a bad enough one where I would have to stop the chemo.
Now that radiation is over, I am slowly getting back into what is my normal routine. I was feeling a little bit tired and shaky on Thursday, so I didn't do much that day. That day, it just felt good to stay home and not have to travel to the radiation treatment.
Friday, I vacuumed the living room and did some light cleaning. Yesterday, my big chores were the laundry and changing the sheets on my bed. I also started using my left arm and shoulder while exercising again, but my shoulder is hurting a little more today, so maybe I did too much too soon. I can still exercise with that arm, but maybe I should cut back on the range of motion a bit for a little while. Even though I am still having pain in that arm and shoulder, it's not as bad as it was before I had the radiation treatments.
Speaking of exercise, I did pretty well with my fitness minutes this month; even with missing 4 days this month, I managed 582 fitness minutes.
Tomorrow, I having my monthly lunch out with a few of the ladies I use to work with, then my best friend is taking me to get some groceries. Tuesday, I have an oncologist appointment, I see him once per month, and with everything that has happened since my last appointment, it doesn't seem like it's 4 weeks gone by already. I also will be getting my 2nd Abraxane.