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Day 10: After 2nd Chemo
yoko katz September 6, 2014

Day 10: After 2nd Chemo

Day 10 is the half way in one cycle.  Day 10 was the first day that I stayed without anti-nausea medication during the day.  I will take one at night.  The half of the 3 weeks-in-between cycle, my days are mostly spent lying down in a bed or couches and taking medications constantly.  I only have the second half to be gradually being active.  Time is very short to be able to move around, and it becomes very precious time to me.  (日本語は英語の後に。Japanese is after English.)

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Day 9: Some energy toward evening
yoko katz August 16, 2014

Day 9: Some energy toward evening

It started out slowly this morning.  I wake up having mild nausea very similar to yesterday.  We visited a farmers market and bought a few vegetables.  I was not sure how much cooking I will do for a week.  So far, I did not cook at all, but heating up prepared food from time to time.  But it was good that I had motivation to go out. Those are so cute!  Not only pies are homemade, but the packages are also hand painted. I spend reading a book most of my time until 3 PM.  When a friend of mine called me at 3:30, when I was taking a nap.  A get together dinner invitation at a Japanese restaurant made me think of what I wanted to eat for the first time since I had my chemotherapy.  My appetite is getting back on track, a bright news to me.  Just in case, I took an anti-nausea medication before the restaurant. I could not imagine how much I ate.  I ordered Tempura so that I could take some home in case I did not finish it, but I ate everything.  Somehow I started to taste food better again.  Having a good accompany distracted me from thinking about being nauseous.  The dinner replenished my energy up again.  Once I went home, I started to clean the house that I could not do before.  Oh, I felt good. [physically]: Constant very mild nausea, a lot of burping.  Not much fatigue.  Appetite is coming back!   Food started to taste as it supposed to be.  Pimples are persistent on my face.  Sore spots in the mouth.  A red rash spot at my throat.  My period seems to be over, finally -12th day of my period.  Itch scalp. [emotionally]: Fine.  Things look more optimistic.

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Day 2: after my 1st chemotherapy
yoko katz August 9, 2014

Day 2: after my 1st chemotherapy

AMAZING: I am talking to myself...  Day 2 of my 1st chemo, I was at a farmer's market! ぷぷぷ。自分でもうそみたい。なんと ファーマーズマーケットに 朝から顔出しちゃった。(写真で見ると 顔が はれぼったい気がするけど。) I wake up around 9 AM.  My husband got me freshly made corn muffins from near by deli.  As I was eating the corn muffin, I was wondering who is going to get me fresh corns for me from a farmer's market near by. I asked my husband to go and get them for me.   Then wonder... maybe I can come.  So we went! Fresh flowers, fresh bread, fresh veggies, fresh fruits and fresh fresh fresh.  It was so refreshing. 9時おき。近所で ハズバンドが 焼きたてのコーンマフィンを調達。コーンと言えばシーズン真っ只中。甘い甘い コーンが土曜日に開く ファーマーズマーケットで売っているんだけれどなー。 買って来てもらうのをお願いしたけど、調子も良さそうだったから 一緒についていってみることにした。近くだし、いざとなったら すぐに帰宅しよう。

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