Tag Archives: pain

Getting organized at home …

Over the next few days, I’ll try and get caught up on reporting about my hospital experience. It was a mixed experience, certainly not all positive but I had some pretty terrific nurses and nurse assistants, and a pretty terrific husband caregiver too – which made it go much better than it otherwise would have.… Read More »

Familiar fatigue

This morning I found myself struggling to get moving – then it occurred to me, I’m feeling fatigued. I haven’t felt this type of fatigue since AC chemo. I’m encouraged by the fatigue. During AC chemo, I was able to combat the worst of the fatigue with exercise. The challenge I have now is exercising… 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 »

One more chemo day …

So I’ve survived one more chemo day … I type this as the monitor beeps saying I’m done … with any luck this will be my last … Had some fun taking pictures by my tree before the infusion. I won’t know until next Monday (the 13 – which also happens to be Canadian Thanksgiving)… 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 »

Thanks for the hugs

First I want to say ‘thanks for the hugs’. I received several emails and virtual hugs after my post yesterday. I really appreciate the support – and often when I get into one of my down moods, I just need a little encouragement. I know that I tend to ‘catastrophize’  – that is, to imagine… Read More »