Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ports are cool, side effects stronger

Well, anyone that does this should have a port. They are cool! You feel nothing and they can pull anything out and put anything in without a bit of pain. PORTS are cool! Today, I am doing pretty well. The side effects are stronger this time (i.e. cold sensitivity). It feels like needles going into my finger tips and toes. Also, if I drink something cooler that luke warm it feels like needles in the back of my throat. My hands cramp a bit but that tells me I need to drink more water - nice signal. Something I learned yesterday is that a "round" of chemo is actually two treatments. So, I will be going through two rounds before we test again for next step (more chemo, add radiation, surgery, etc). The nice part about that is I know what I am doing through July (chemo on the 9th and chemo on the 23rd - completing the second round) and can plan according. It is a beautiful day, and the kids are with my mom and Jane, so I am going to try to do all my recommended activities today (friend recommendations). I have managed to do at least one each day, but today I will do all of them. I will post on how that goes. I think it will be pretty funny because I am not so good at one of the yoga poses. I keep falling over which I think is not conducive to the desired result!!!!! Enjoy your day - I will side effects and all - Ang

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Kid; you sound good and I compliment you on your strength and outlook, it is the way to beat this stuff. Maggie and I send you our love and look forward to the day we can come and visit you.
Pat&Mag

Meredith and Kevin said...

Hi from Oz Ang. We're reading your blog with interest, keep those spirits high and keep on fighting! M & K

Anonymous said...

The "Brown Ribbon Campaign" has begun!!! The best part is they have a duel purpose...once you are cancer free they will become anti-smoking ribbons. No kidding. I was talking out-loud about wanting to start the campaign for you (so that you could have a "sexy" cancer) and your favorite IT guy went on line and found that, in fact, my idea was already available. He purchased a bunch of them. See, not only I think everything revolves around poop - the darn ribbons are BROWN!!!! for butt cancer. I will make sure to get you a bunch of them. ;-)