I have one more dose of chemotherapy to go in cycle three. It will be in a couple of days. For the last few days I have been working hard on my physical therapy exercises. I had been getting weak for 3 years due to polymelitis rheumatic in my arms, that with cancer I have not had much strength in my arms or legs at all. It has been a battle doing physical therapy exercises, but I feel like the pain is worth it. I am able to use my arms more and was able to wash dishes this week. I even made Quiche!
My Oncologist told me that it is important to be as active as possible when you are on chemotherapy. I even walked up a steep hill which was quite an accomplishment for me. I have also been keeping my protein levels up and drinking plenty of fluids. My depression is better this week. Instead my poor daughter has struggled with some depression this week due to health and financial issues. Getting outside and walking helped her too. We have to remember to “smell the roses”. Sometimes we just can’t quite see it if you know what I mean. We have so much to be thankful for. My tumor markers in normal range and that is the best news ever! My biggest problems are my low red and white blood cells and low hemoglobin. I am suppose to get aranesp and neulasta this week.
I will continue to keep on smilin! Much health and happiness to all my readers!
- Day 34- Had My Second Dose Of Chemotherapy Today (ijustgotcancer.wordpress.com)
- Day 32- Chemotherapy Is a Bitch! (ijustgotcancer.wordpress.com)
- Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer (cancercenter.com)