Sunday, October 3, 2010

Some improvement

The visit to the oncologist last Friday was rather inconclusive. The tumour marker had slightly diminished, but he was not happy with my general condition - the overall tiredness, lack of appetite and weakness. So no treatment and an appointment to come back this coming Friday. He prescribed an antibiotic for a painful rash on my shin and said to continue the diuretic until the leg swelling had completely gone.

Three days later I am feeling much better. Yesterday I went shopping to buy some pants - I have lost so much weight that everything just falls off me. I have 2 big bags of clothes for the Good Sammies. I would be happy if I could maintain my present weight while becoming stronger - I certainly don't want to be as heavy as I was last November. After we had been shopping I actually felt hungry so we went to the food court at Garden City. I wasn't sure what I wanted, but I ended up with a large prawn and vegetable fritter from the Japanese stall. It wasn't quite as nice as I had hoped (it was rather greasy) but I managed to eat most of it. For dinner I felt like Tom Kha soup with prawns, but after I had prepared it I watched a TV show and when that was finished my appetite had gone. I did manage an icecream though as my meal, and I had the leftover soup for lunch today. It was good - the first spicy food I have had for months.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Joan I am so happy reading this post. It is so good to know you are able to eat and are getting stronger. Keeping you in my heart and prayers always, have a good week......:) Hugs