26 Down 9 to go.
Not a huge amount to report this week. The treatments go on as before and the damage to my mouth and throat continues to get a bit worse. This next week coming up is another chemo treatment and that seems to knock me down a bit more than just the radiation energy wise. Luckily I’m retired cause for the last couple of weeks I’ve been sleeping 10 to 12 hrs a day and sitting on my ass most of the rest of the time. I have been able to get outside most days for a short walk but usually only 15 minutes or so and that at a slow pace too.
Then on Friday I had an interesting little episode. They warned me earlier that I should get friends or even Cancer society volunteers to drive me to and from my appointments and Friday I found out why.
I got up out of my chair and headed into the kitchen then started to feel faint. I’ve had the privilege of passing out or being knocked out a few times in my life so I started by bending over to get my head down. When that didn’t seem to help much I decided to kneel on the floor and that was a good choice. I flaked out completely at that point and smacked my head on the floor a tiny bit. A little cut where my glasses caught me and a small bump on my eyebrow were the only reminders and as I write this on Sunday there has been no repeat performances.
Anyway after lying on the floor a few minutes I got up and continued on my way, slooowly. This would not have been any fun at all if I had been driving.I suspect it was probably just getting up too fast after sitting for too long but I have to say I’m not used to doing this sort of thing unless I’ve been drinking or someone has kicked me in the head.
Oh well the finish line is in sight now as we head into the last quarter in this treatment plan. I can hardly wait for it to be over with.