Yesterday I was completely wiped out from pain. I could not get it under control and my daughter and I were really worried. I am a bit better, but still having pain. I have had to take so much vicodin that now I am constipated and bloated. I have chemotherapy tomorrow as long as all my blood work is good. I may need a special shot for iron tomorrow if I am still low and anemic. I am so weak that I expect I will need it. I have been taking slow release ferrous sulfate (slow release iron) but my oncologist is concerned that I am not absorbing iron in my body. That may be why I just can’t get any energy.
My daughter had most of the day off, but since she missed a couple of hours yesterday, she still had to take today as a day off and still go in and make up for yesterday. That was frustrating as she has to drive 45 minutes each way. She tried to get me to go swimming, but I got outside and just could not get the strength to swim, so I just got wet with the hose since it was so hot.
I did not have much of an appetite either. My daughter made me artichoke a boiled potato and chicken, but I could barely eat. I did finally have a small piece of homemade apple pie that she made. My food choices are off, but they want me to eat. My daughter did get me to eat a milkshake with protein and vitamins. I also drank my Odwalla super green and carrot juice. I have been drinking water all day too.
“I will get better, I will get better, I will get better”. I have to.
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