I feel very rough. I did not vomit however I found there could be worse feelings then vomiting. My family feels that I am doing very well. Thursday after I finished my sandwich the effects of chemotherapy hit me. I laid on the couch, I was achy and had a headache. This lasted until the late evening. Friday I was able to get up, bath and visit with company. Saturday was not a great day at all. I was on the couch. The CCAC nurse came by the house and injected me with a growth hormone to boost my white blood cells and clean my PICC line. After that I did not do much but rest. I am drinking a ton of water. In fact my mom called the blue water jug service to have our order increased. I am eating. In the past I have been a very healthy eater. Its been organic this and that. I can actually say that I had half a bag of salt and vinegar chips for breakfast. I have been eating a fair amount of jello and oatmeal. Things don’t taste right. My mouth is sore. The teeth and gums were so sensitive I could not brush my teeth. I used a mixture of salt water to rinse with. Sunday I felt good. My mom helped me have a bath and prepare for a visit from family. I really enjoyed the visit. I had a good nights sleep. Monday yuck not good. Back on the couch with no bath today! Oh boy. Today I am still rough. I can’t look at a computer screen or my phone. The CCAC nurse came by today because my PICC line was leaking blood. I am so tired to quote a friend “you could not pay me a million dollars to walk to the end of my driveway”. I have very achy bones. The bed and couch feel very hard. Paul went to the Brick and ordered me a new chair that he will pick up tomorrow. I can’t wait. I am dreaming about my new chair. Hopefully I can rest in the common area of the house with my new chair so I can be with everyone.
Today my mom set up a lounge in the shade on our patio for me to sit in and drink fluids. I attached a picture. It has been hard on my mom and Paul to watch me go through this. I hope to feel better soon.
– Amie Banting
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