It feels like I'm writing this post later than I should, because I've now started feeling like myself for a whole 24 hours. Part of my problem with the chemo side effects is that while I feel sick, I keep thinking of things I should do, or would like to do, or will do as soon as I feel better. When I finally feel better, I do too much too quickly and get chastised by my husband for using up my energy.
I'll do a quick catchup of what's been going on. I have now lost all eyebrows and eyelashes, but have thankfully mastered the art of faking them with makeup (or so I tell myself!). It seems like the taste buds went away faster this time, which means almost everything once again tastes like vinegar or cardboard.
On Monday I got the neulasta shot, and felt pretty lousy with stomach issues and nausea until Tuesday afternoon, when I felt well enough to spend some time outside with the little one, my mom and husband. We got to play with chalk in the front path, and it was a lot of fun (especially since all I had to do was sit and draw!). Last night was the "lost" night I generally have where I'm too wound up to sleep, and today I left the house for a late lunch and errands with my Mom - and I drove!
I'm feeling adventurous enough to make some plans for the weekend. The priority between now and next chemo is to have some fun and stay healthy so that I can finally be done with the treatment and start recovery!