Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nothing New

I am doing pretty well at the moment. Reasonable appetite (well, reasonable compared to some times in the past!), no diarrhea, tiredness that is not too overwhelming. The only new thing that worries me is pain that has developed in my left side which I can control with Panadol.

One of the problems with the Big C is that you are never sure whether a problem is cancer related or something else that a GP could be consulted for. I have an appointment with the oncologist on Friday - bloods on Thursday - so I will wait to consult him about the pain. I am also concerned about a continually stuffed head (like a cold) which only happens when I get vertical so I'll mention that too.

I am scheduled to have my first dose of irinotecan after the consult. Hoping the side effects will be bearable - it's only 2 weeks to Helen's wedding. We had a small gathering of friends and family here on Sunday afternoon in honour of her and Kevin's birthdays - his was Monday. Lovely afternoon, though I had to wimp out and go sleep before everyone had left.

Martin seems to be doing OK, though he will still be under medical supervision till Christmas.

And here's what I made for dinner last night - Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls with fresh herbs and prawns. One was enough for me - Kevin ate the rest. Yummy!


  1. Glad to hear you are feeling a little better. Rice paper rolls are yummy.

  2. Supper looks delicious and I am glad your appetite is still there, your spirits sound pretty happy as well Joan....good for you.
    Hope all goes well on Thurs. and Fri. as the wedding would not be the same without you. I am looking forward to pictures.....hopefully your son will soon be back to himself, hooe he is not in any pain. Always in my heart and prayers. Hugs