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Day5: Teaching Monday

yoko katz November 24, 2014 2 comments

Day 5 after my 6th chemotherapy. I was not sure if I could commute with public transportation today as I felt so sick yesterday. My legs have tingling sensation and are very weak. My parents drove me to the closest station, which only takes 2 minutes ride. A train to the NYC, and taxi to my office. The same routine on the way back, too. I minimized my walking distance so to make sure that I will have enough energy until tomorrow’s teaching.

Until Sunday, Day 4, I spent most of my time in bed watching movies one after another. I was in bed this morning for the most of the time. Gradually started to move around to get ready. Something comfortable is what I was looking for as a style. Nothing tight, I feel nauseous. Shoes have to be flat. Outside temperature was unusually high up to 70F.

My students congratulated me on completing my chemotherapy. Yes! Thank you! It was unfortunate, but the entire chemotherapy overlapped with this semester.

[Day 5] Nauseous (medication in morning and afternoon). Tingling sensation on my toes and some on fingers. Gagging and burping. I am tired of this. I really want to get this over! I lost over 12 pounds in one week. No appetite…. but at night, I found that a soup with tortellini was very easy to eat for me. I ended up eating relatively many pieces. Good for me.

6回目抗がん剤治療後5日目。前日には、今日自分ひとりで、教壇に立って帰宅できるのか自信がなかった。脚がピリピリとしているし、とにかく言うことを聞いてくれない。結局、両親が駅までの短い距離を運転してくれて、マンハッタンまで電車で出て、すぐにタクシーを拾った。帰りも調子よく、同じ方法で帰ってこられる。まだ 明日の授業もあるから、ほどほどにしないとなと。


抗がん剤が終わったことを報告すると 生徒が拍手してくれた。うれしい。ありがとう。とても、残念だったけれども、どういうわけか、抗がん剤治療中=今学期いっぱい というスケジュールになってしまった。あと少し。

[6回目抗がん剤治療後5日目] 気持が悪い (朝と夕方の薬). 脚や指の先が ピリピリとしびれている。吐き気がたくさんのうえ、よくゲップをしている。もういい加減、この状態いやだ。。。この1週間で5キロ強体重が減っていた。食欲なし。夜になって、トルテリーニパスタ入りのスープの差し入れを食べてみたら、すごく口当たりがよくて 食が進んだ。ありがたい。



  1. ふわ




    • ふわっち
      そう もう いい加減いやだなーと思いながらも、考えるのもしんどいから 受身でいられる映画ばかりに。