It's been a tough week
Friday, December 16, 2011
I didn't blog yesterday because I was so tired; fatigue from the radiation, made worse from having low blood counts from the chemo.
I'm also having problems with my throat from the radiation; not a sore throat, but it hurts to swallow. I can only eat soft foods right now. My acid reflux has flared up too.
Yesterday my doctor gave me the day off from radiation, and gave me samples of Prilosec to take instead of my usual Protonix, and some lidocaine that is like a gel, to mix in with liquid antacid to numb my throat. My last radiation treatment will be Monday and I will be so glad when it's over!
The throat symptoms would be so much easier to tolerate if I weren't so tired. They will be checking my blood counts before chemo on Tuesday, and if they are too low, I will probably have to have another transfusion.
I could not make it to my niece's wedding dinner last night, they all understood, but it made me feel very sad that I had to miss it. I also had a lunch out planned with some friends this coming Monday, and I had to cancel that too. I know I need to stay home and rest as much as I can before chemo again.