Tuesday, 10 September 2019

End of Week One: Monday and Tuesday...


Updates...

This post brings an end to week 1 of My Two Week Chemotherapy Cycle.

Side Effects...

I'm expecting them to kick in over the next three days; why three

Because of the issues with the PICC Line in this particular cycle.

Donald...
  • A disturbed nights sleep with a very active Donald  demanding a change at about 02:00:
  • Activity continued but faeces firmer than usual in this part of the two week cycle.
  • Tuesday and Donald is back into the usual two days of diarrhoea. It's where the Stoma Bag is most useful. Sadly it can't always cope and clean-ups are required.
Weasel...

  • Seems busier than normal; again could be because of the PICC problems.

Tiredness...

  • Normally kicks in on a Monday Afternoon or on a Tuesday; it will be interesting to see if it, like the other side effects so far, will be delayed by a day. 
  • Started on Tuesday; not too bad but I'm expecting it to continue tomorrow.

Mouth sores & dryness...

This seems to have cleared up quicker than usual. No complains there! Lion's Ointment helps me.


Keeping Active during the two week cycle...

  • Rain today, Monday, so didn't fit in our usual Meanders.
  • Sunshine today, Tuesday, so we did fit in a 1.99 KM Meander at Formby.
    A cold breeze but a lovely walk

  • Flowers, fruits and Liverpool Bay

    Meander details
    You will be able to tell that it was windy if you watch this short clip...



So, tomorrow is the start of Week two of My Two Week Chemo-cycle...

This is the time when side effects, in general, ease off and life returns to some normality.

One of the District Nurses will, on Wednesday, visit to do the weekly PICC Line flush/clean.



If you have any questions, please feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer them.




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