Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chemo #1 Day 2: The Never Ending Headache And Why Dogs Are The Best

Hey everyone, just a quick update on how I've been since last night's post.

My headache got progressively worse over the evening last night.  I can only take Tylenol (no aspirin) or my prescription migraine medicine.  It never really got to migraine status, just a bad headache, so I stuck to Tylenol.  I felt a little queasy, but I think it was from the headache (that's normal for me) and the Tylenol.  A glass of Ginger Ale seemed to help.

Around 9:30 p.m. I laid down to try to sleep... and surprisingly fell asleep fairly quickly!  But unfortunately I was up 3 times to use the restroom and each time it took me awhile to get back to sleep, mostly due to the headache.  By 3:00 a.m. I was up for good.

I laid in bed for a little bit, and finally gave in around 3:30 and went downstairs and had some Ginger Ale.  My sweet dog Lucy came down a little later and wanted to snuggle and give some love.  I swear dogs know exactly when you need them.  I guess that $3,000 we spent last year to save her life was worth it :)  For those of you who haven't met Lucy, here she is:

She's a 3.5 year old, 115 lb. Great Dane - and a giant baby :)
I made myself some breakfast around 5:00 and started on my fluid intake for the day (doc recommends at least 64 ounces every day to help fight nausea and constipation).  Although I wasn't happy about being awake this early, I was actually able to get a couple hours of work done!  Finally around 6:30, I tried to go back to bed.  I did fall asleep for just a bit, but was up again by the time Josh left for work around 7:30.

Not knowing how I'd feel, I asked my dad in the morning if he could bring me some soup for lunch.  I didn't know if I'd be up to driving or not - I probably could have, but was glad he was able to bring it to me!  He brought be over some yummy Panera soup, which was delicious and went down just fine!  And the company was pretty good too :)

Most of the day I felt pretty good aside from the headache that doesn't seem to want to go away.  The nurse said to call tomorrow if it's still there - maybe they'll give me some good stuff :)  But really, I just hope it goes away!  I'm a bit tired, but I'm guessing it's because I've been up since 3:00!  I was able to work a full work day (plus an extra couple hours early this morning!), so I'm happy about that.

Around 5:00 tonight, I hit a wall.  My headache is now really bad and I started to get kind of queasy.  I took migraine medicine and an anti-nausea pill.  I just ate a little bit of soup and some pretzels.

Signing off for tonight, will update soon.

Love, Melissa

1 comment:

  1. You are doing OUTSTANDING! Sending prayers although I think you've got this chickie. So glad your spirits are up. Hope that headache gets under control. Take care and keep being you. Kill Karl! (hope I remembered that name correctly....*crossed fingers*)