So, it’s Saturday April 26th and today hasn’t been too bad. I haven’t been to work the past 3 days and for those that know me, know how hard that is for me. But, when waves of nausea and stomach cramps incapacitate me I suppose (insert melodramatic rolling of the eyes) I should stay home. Nausea, stomach cramps, headache and fatigue so far are my constant side effects. Almost have the nausea pills figured out hoping I can control that a bit more. I did get the under the tongue (ODT) Zofran but my insurance only allows 12 in a 30 day period. Guess I will be filing a request with them about that stupid rule!
My gums are taking a beating but no mouth sores yet. That’s important! Oh and pooping or again, rather a lack there of. Yes, we are talking about pooping again! The good thing is I can cross off the Immodium on my daily pill list, the bad thing is I HATE being constipated.
So far the best thing that works is Magnesium Citrate, something the nurses introduced me to in the hospital. I simply do a shot or ‘have a glass’ (2-3 oz.) with my chemo. I mix it up sometimes with my favorite flavored water and it’s much better serve chilled or over ice.
I’ll figure out a way to get my glass (soon it will be wine) in there somewhere!
My friend Jess gave me a book called It’s Gonna Be Okay. It’s filled with quotes and there are several that I really like. Every now and then you might see one in my post.
“I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.” Garrison Keillor