Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chemo Treatment #3 #Cancer Journey

So, yesterday I had my third chemotherapy treatment. After treatment #2, my arms and legs spasmed and cramped for three days, and when they started up yesterday with the addition of a tic on my left eye and tics around my mouth  making me sneer, I was a bit worried. On top of that, my fingers started having really bad needle and pin sensations, and touching anything felt like an electric shock. I discovered that warming up my fingers would stop that, but of course as soon as they were cold again... And my toes did the same thing once I was home and took off my shoes and socks.

Well, today I'm still having the needles and pins, but the muscle spasms in my arms and legs aren't bad at all *knocking on wood* Last week I would barely walk, but this week, while I'm a bit sore, I am moving just fine. I think most of this is due to the incredible amount of support and prayers and long-distance healing that is being sent my way. So thank you, everyone, for giving me the strength I need.

I managed a lot of sleep. I had a nap yesterday evening, and then ended up going to bed around 1 a.m. and didn't crawl out until 2 p.m. I woke up a few times in there, but not for very long! However, I think I'm losing my mind, because I brought a bottle of juice in here to drink and now I can't find it. I know it's here, I know I put it on the bed, but it's nowhere to be found. I think the bed ate it up...

Oh, for those who aren't following me on Facebook, I decided Monday to shave my head. Yeah, I was a bit carried away and shaved myself pretty much bald. There's a teensy bit of peach fuzz, but that's about it. Still, between the bandanna/turban things my friend Judith sent me, my two cosplay wigs, and my hats, I have plenty to wear on my head while the hair grows back. I'm very interested to see what it looks like, as I haven't done something like this since I G.I. Janed my hair back in 2006, after which it wasn't cut until just recently...

So, that's my update for this week. I'm shaky, and a bit sore, and my fingers and toes are cold so I have the heat on in here even though it's in the lower 60s today, but all-in-all I'm doing better than after my 2nd treatment. Keep those thoughts, prayers, and good vibes coming - they're working! Much love to everyone.

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  1. Those thoughts and prayers shall keep on coming! You are a warrior! Oh and I have had the unfortunate experiences of knowing too many with this disease and I can tell you that when all them grew their hair back, it came in thicker and wavier! I hope this is what you like! :)

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    1. Oh, I certainly hope so! My hair was so straight and flat before... :-) Thanks, Debby!

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  2. I'm still rooting for you. Hang in there. Sending more prayers and energy hugs your way.

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    1. You're awesome, Lacey, thanks! *hugs*

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  3. Sounds like your body is adapting to the treatments a little, hey the juice you can't find I lose things all the time and I have no excuse, LOL God bless you Katy..

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    1. Actually the side effects are supposed to become worse the more of the chemicals are in the system, but I'll take it.

      Yeah, I've had a gremlin following me and stealing things since Portland - paychecks, rings, car keys, a Kindle... things I have never found again. I hope the juice turns back up, it sounded good. I have no idea how it could have disappeared off the bed like that, nowhere to be found... *sigh*

      Oh, I found the juice! It had fallen behind and underneath some pillows. wOOt!

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    1. Thanks, with the help of all my friends I am.

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  5. Enjoy the juice. Sending best wishes, thoughts, positive vibes etc.

    Cheers

    MTM

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    1. It was black cherry, apple V8 Fusion. Interesting. Mostly tasted like apples.

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  6. Keep at it, Katy! You can make it through this. You're our GI Jane, all the way, girl. Keep those spirits up.

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    1. Yes, literally with this haircut... LOL Thanks, Weston. You rock.

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  7. You're on my healing thoughts speed dial every day, Katy! Hugs! <3

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