Tag Archives: pain meds

Ya, no …

Ya, no … That is pretty much what I thought when the resident on call suggested a catheter with a pee bag attached to my leg for the next week or so. I don’t think she really heard me right. I said I was having difficulty urinating, but I am still doing it! There is… Read More »

‘For now, the chemo is done …

Yesterday was my last scheduled chemotherapy – taxol. We went to the tree before my first appointment and took the requisite pictures. I had some fun with it. Towards the end of my treatment, the chemo nurses sang the chemo song: http://vimeo.com/110530951 A tear or two did drop from my eyes as they were singing and… Read More »

Learned Helplessness and Patient Engagement #medx

My oncologist has a new nurse, and boy to I miss the previous nurse. You see, the new nurse doesn’t answer my emails in a timely fashion (they aren’t really emails, they are electronic messages through the secure myHealth system). The original nurse checked at least twice a day, such that I often had a… Read More »

Memories of past pain …

In theory, the body forgets pain. You remember you were in pain, but you forget what that pain felt like – in theory. On Wednesday I developed some mouth sores. They haven’t been bad, but they have had me on edge. Daily, I experience nerve pain – sharp pains that come on suddenly and then… Read More »

How I’m doing and a bike adventure

I’ve been blogging a lot over the last two days, but not really talking about how I’m doing. I haven’t really said much about the side effects I’m experiencing with the Paclitaxol (taxol) and various premeds. One of the premeds is a steroid, which certainly leaves me feeling bouncy for the first two days. I’m… Read More »

Not talking = not blogging

I’m amused that over the last few days it has been extremely difficult for me to talk, and somehow that has resulted in me not blogging. I find myself wondering if it is because I cannot even talk to myself! But then, I usually write in my head. Truthfully, it is probably because I haven’t… Read More »

2nd Round of Chemo

Today was my second round of chemo. It was actually much less traumatic than I expected it to be. It really helped that someone in the BC Connections Facebook group commented that her second round went a lot better than the first – so rather than hearing horror stories about the second round, I am… Read More »

Mouth sores & First cycle symptoms

For the last few days I’ve been discovering what chemo mouth sores feel like. Earlier I had a few canker sores. I usually get them when my iron is low, which also happens with chemo, so I was supplementing iron which mostly kept the cankers to a minimum. Then I got a true chemo mouth… Read More »

In for an emotional day (maybe)

I’m happy to report that the worst of the bone pains has passed. Once the nurse called me back, she looked into it, and advised that I could take an NSAID (like ibuprofen) for the pain. I have stronger NSAID for my arthritis, so I took one of them and within 30 minutes the pain… Read More »