Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Not doing too well

I am having a really bad time with side effects this round. The tingling from the Oxaliplatin remains in my forearm as well as the usual finger tingling, I have constant diarrhea despite medication, I am cold all the time and I can't eat anything except porridge in the morning. The rest of the day I have smoothies and protein drinks. At least I am not vomiting!

Because I am not eating I am really tired and don't feel like doing much at all. I have spent most of the day sleeping and am feeling a bit better now, so I am going into my sewing room where I hope to finish off a quilt top that I started in 1996! Time it was off my hands. I plan to have it professionally quilted - I doubt I could cope with wrestling it through the machine.


  1. Hi Joan, I am so sorry you are not feeling well, and that the side effects are so horrible. What a trouper you are off to the sewing room, I hope you finish the quilt top just to have it off your hands as you say and I think it is a great idea to have it professionally quilted.
    Hope every thing gets better for you soon. I have been a bit concerned when you hadn't posted.
    Keeping you in my prayers....:-) Hugs

  2. The side effects of Chemo can be so bruttal. Have you talked to your Onco nurses about them?
    If not, give them a call. Perhaps they know of some 'tricks' for you. Its okay to sleep a lot... your body needs the rest right now. Hang in there!