Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Countdown to Hermination - 1 day

I'm sitting in my hotel room in Seattle - watching the news that Ken Griffey Jr is retiring (we were just at the Mariners game last night - they won 7-1).

I had my CT scan yesterday, but I wasn't able to get the results yet.  We had P.F. Chang's for dinner (yummy) last night and then went to the game.  Both Kevin (my brother) and I were really tired, but happy the Mariners did so well.  We walked to the hotel room from Safeco Field - about 45 minutes.

I'm feeling a little bit woozy and tired but it could be worse.  I think the anti-nausea meds are working.  I have a bit of a headache, which is a side effect of one of the meds I'm taking (I think Zofran, the anti-nausea one).  I am also taking a drug called Mesna, which is supposed to help protect my kidneys and bladder from the chemo drug I had today.  I also have Compazine in case I feel really nauseous, but so far, so good.  I do feel a little bit "urpy", meaning that I have a bit of a gassy stomach.  But again, it could be worse, so I'm happy.

Hermination is tomorrow - my appointment is at 1pm.  They say I may feel like I have the flu - feverish and with chills.  But if it does what it's supposed to do, yay!

Okay, our neighbors just showed up and they are noisy as hell.  I'm gonna call the front desk.  Sheesh.


Joanna said...

You are amazing. No self pity and no whining. You stay upbeat through it all. I think you are a role model for us all.

Dee said...

@Joanna, it's easy not to whine when you feel better than you anticipated! That's why I was upbeat because I KNOW it can be worse!

At this point, I just say, "it is what it is". There have been times when I moped around with self-pity - especially when I found my activities limited earlier this winter - but things have been okay lately!