Monday, August 10, 2009

Chemo #5 - day 5

I miss feeling good... I'm guessing it will be the end of the week before going for a walk feels good. I'm achey, I have that yucky metallic taste in my mouth, and I didn't sleep well at all. It's hard to get comfortable sitting or laying down. I'd call the pain 3 or 4 on a scale of 1-10, annoying, but not bad enough to take the percocet (yet). Gave myself the first of the neupogen shots this morning, which usually adds to the back pain.

I'm trying to be thankful that it's not as bad as last time, and I don't have the nerve pain some people get, but I still hate it and just want it to be done.

Last chemo scheduled for Aug 27th.


  1. Hi Beth.
    Just wanted to send some good thoughts your way. Only a few more weeks and you will be done with chemo. You have braved through the worst of this disease.... and I think you have done remarkably well with not much complaining.
    Keep resting and before you know it , it will all be over.
    Hugs. :)

  2. I don't blame you a bit. Of course, you want it to be done - and of course you are fed up. Hang on . . . the end is in sight.

  3. Just breathe ... it'll be over soon. I think you are due for a spa day!

    Sheila, B.C.

  4. Dear Beth,
    So sorry you are suffering. I find it hard too, like you, the side effects of chemo are around 4-5 but even so, when it is all the time, it grinds you down.

    I am sending you healing thoughts xxxxx

  5. How exciting is that ... your last chemo. It won't be long now ... I bet you can almost see the light at the end of this long dark tunnel.