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First week of AC chemo done...sleeping A LOT!

Monday, December 09, 2013

Well, I honestly don't have much to write about because I've been sleeping at least 18 hours a day for a week now. This new chemo is doing it's number on me. I don't feel sick (at least most of the time), I just feel ready for bed at the drop of a hat.

After sleeping all day Saturday, I did get dressed up and we went to the ball room dance. Both of us seemed to have forgotten how to dance, so we didn't dance much and left about half way through. It was nice to be out, and I don't regret going, but it didn't lift my spirits the way it did last time. At least, I didn't wear myself out. True to form, I went straight to bed as soon as I got home.

The antii-nausea drugs seem to be working. However, I did end up throwing up my dinner last night which sort of surprised me. I had some medication that I could take by just putting it under my tongue and letting it dissolve. After I took it, I was able to go back to sleep. If it happens again, I'll call my doctor, but otherwise I will just let her know about it when I see her next week before my next infusion. From here on out, I'll make sure I have had my antinausea meds at least a half hour before I eat.

I get this new chemo every other week, so I'm hoping to pick up some energy during the second week. Like I say, I don't feel sick, just really, really sleepy. I'm kind of like a hibernating bear right now!
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  • BONNIEMARGAY
    Wishing you health!
    1023 days ago
  • CASEYSAUER
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  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Keeping you in my prayers. Big hug.
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  • SEABREEZE65
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    Nothing wrong with sleeping.
    1023 days ago
  • CATHYSFITLIFE
    I'm glad you were able to get out for a little bit. You are fighting for your life and going through a lot to stay alive so it's very understandable that you are sleeping a lot. Don't feel bad for sleeping so much. I'm sure your hubby understands that this is all taking a lot out of you. Thankfully you are at a point in life where you can take the time to rest. I know you did a lot to help with the care of your dad. So now it's your turn to rest and let others help you.

    I'm sorry you weren't able to keep from throwing up but glad it was only once. I hope that you will not have to go through that again.

    Know that I'm keeping you in my thoughts every day! emoticon
    1023 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
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  • SNOW_LEOPARD_74
    Sounds like your body needs the extra sleep right now. Unless your doctor says otherwise, listen to your body and give it what it needs. You will get through this!!


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  • EBRAINK
    Sleep is good. Go with that. emoticon
    1023 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    Darling Kay...I'm happy that you got to get out a little bit. You are doing fierce battle right now and your body needs all of it's reserves to fight. Rest as much as you need to and don't feel the least bit bad about it. I'm just so happy that you are at a point in your life where you can take the rest that you need and that your dear husband is no longer working so he can be such a strong support.

    Remember you gave and gave and GAVE of yourself in taking care of your father and then the stress of moving and getting your mother settled and helping your sons...you've had a LOT on your plate for a long long time.

    Rest well my dear friend...I think of you so often and always send you white healing light and love.

    Know that you are in so many of our thoughts and prayers...this too shall pass.

    Hugs, hugs and MORE hugs beautiful Kay. Do be sure to tell them that you are absolutely drug out..you are a very small person...maybe they need to alter your dosages downward?

    Hugs!

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  • LIVE2RUN4LIFE
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  • MOM2ACAT
    emoticon I slept a lot when I had my AC chemo also; it's all part of helping your body to heal.
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  • IFDEEVARUNS2
    Hibernation will allow you to recover - go for it! emoticon
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  • MYLIBERTY
    Yes, I understand. Chemo will make you very weak. When you are feeling tired like that, rest. Do what you can do, but don't push yourself too hard. Let your onocologist know how tired and weak you are. There may be something that they can do about it. I am glad that the nausea medicines are working for the most part. Except for the day of chemo, I usually just take mylanta, but only after my body got a little more used to the chemo. It seems like the first few weeks of chemo is usually the worst. At least in my case it was.

    You are in my prayers.
    1024 days ago
  • KTISFOCUSED
    I did remember something. One time at the beginning I had a taste for mashed potatoes and gravy. Went to a restaurant and ordered like swiss steak or something and potatoes and gravy and was sick for 2 days. Looked up what to eat during chemo and it said absolutely nothing greasy like gravy because it will make you sick. You might want to google that. I always ate tons of noodles, mac & cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches--so weird but that is what tasted good.
    1024 days ago
  • HEALTHY4ME
    Well guess if you are going to have symptoms these ones are too bad. HUGS and hope you rest up and have more energy on going! emoticon
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  • NILLAPEPSI
    Hang in there!! emoticon emoticon
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  • JANTHEBLONDE
    sending you lots of hugs!
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  • PICKIE98
    Hibernation is to help the body recoup and maintain.. that is exactly what yours is doing..
    Praying you skip the N/V next round.
    Just remember:all of that sleep is beauty sleep, so just keep looking in the mirror and seeing that hot chick!!
    1024 days ago
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