Day 9 since I had the second round of chemo. It was twice the affect of the first one, but all drama aside, it was mainly just nausea and no energy at all.
I slept my way through 7 days fairly well, and have done little exercise, just a couple of laps of the garden at the moment. My wound site and port flaired up and became annoying again, back to sleeping on back. I have avoided all the thrush symptoms by total removal of sugar from diet. The Nilstat that treats oral thrush is enough to make you gag by the end of the bottle, so I was very keen to not touch sugar this time. Started to get nail infection, and found out that you cant treat it when on corticosteroids.
Will ask the Dr when I see him. Besides feeling like I needed to sleep and the fowl taste in my mouth, I so far have been reasonabley ok.
Fires were 2 hours away from us, on the East Coast, but most of the fires in Tas were down South, too far too worry. Did get smoke here from the East though. Had a nurse visit me for the 2nd injection, I organised it from the other direction, George Town, as apparently we are closer to there. They were great, at last some-one came through my door! They are happy to return for the next couple so I have some company when my parents go on the 22nd.
Will be stepping up and asking for help when they go, as needed. Whether it be councilling, or meeting people via the new Cancer Wellness Centre in Launceston. We are definately on our own - in a new place, without friends to call on us or help.
My husband has had to have a shake up with his adjustment to being the carer, as Ive always been the one who has done everything for him. I think it will do him good to see how much Ive been doing, and he has had some awakening conversations with me, that has enlightened him to be ready to learn and do, once my parents go. The experience will do him some good! After all - love is more than earning money and paying bills!
I would love to hear some stories of how your husbands adjusted!