Remember last post when I guessed that I would be hit harder this 3rd round of chemo than I was the second? Well, I was right. It’s early morning on day 8 of the 3rd round. 5:50 a.m. to be exact. And I’ve been awake for an hour. Probably because I went to bed at 7:45 p.m. Current status: stomach okay, nasty taste in mouth, thick spit, watery eyes, no headache, no body aches, a little shaky/weak.
Yesterday was rough, partly because I didn’t take the Ondansetron (AKA Zofran) in the morning. My reasoning was this: I stopped it by now the last two rounds, and it makes me constipated. I felt gunky (true medical word in my dictionary) during the morning, but it seemed mostly due to fatigue, weakness, and nasty tasting mouth. But as I watched the Rams/Saints game I felt gunkier. Our power went out at half time so I took a little nap… and when I woke from that I was feeling ookie (another fine medical term) in my tummy. I caved and took an Ondansetron… too little too late. I felt ookie in my tummy the rest of the day, and fatigued, and weak, and had a headache. Poor Kevin asked me what I wanted for supper and I just whined… I don’t care.
The good news is that after supper (Raisin Bran with blueberries and protein powder… sounds gross, but it hit the spot) I took a Lorazepam and 2 Tylenol, and went to bed. I slept well! So now I’m awake and feeling decent, stomach-wise, and I’m not going to make that same mistake twice. I’ll be having Ondansetron to start the day, along with my Raisin Bran and some stewed prunes, lol… got to keep the constipation in check!