It is such a short period when I can move around. I try to fit as many to-dos, including preparation for the next three weeks amount of teaching material.
I just wanted to say I am doing great those two days, in case some of my readers wonder about how I am doing. Almost normal except I have some strange taste in my mouth 24/7 that I cannot enjoy something sweet.
My next chemotherapy is coming up on Wednesday morning.
本当に 動ける時間が短いので、その間に 優先順位をつけて、やることをこなしています。今週含めた3週間分の授業の用意も含まれています。
この2日間、順調です。心配して覗いてくれているかもしれないので、伝えたくて。ほぼ体調は、いつもどおり。ただ、口の中に 妙な味が 四六時中していることぐらいです。甘いものを食べると おかしな味すぎて トライはしてみるものの、パス状態です。
My first time, I visited a breast and ovarian cancer support group. The organization, SHARE, is a New York City based breast and ovarian cancer support group, but open to nationwide. It offers hotline help, educational programs and topic based support group meetings. The picture is with Aiko, who runs the Japanese SHARE organization. （日本語は 英語の後に記述。）
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Neulasta is a shot, that I need to have 24 hours after each chemotherapy. The shot prevents my white blood cell counts from going down, that relates to my immune system. Weak immune system can expose me for infection and it can damage me bad. That shot arrived today safely with a shipment. This shot is my third one.
No plan! I just rest well for a day. I will have to prepare for the next three weeks amount of teaching before the next cycle comes up soon. Tomorrow!
Another teaching day today. Today, I look back, I was OK, not great. Oh Well… My face was a bit puffy in the morning. Maybe because I could not sleep well for the last two days.
The class was exciting with a lot of students who give thoughts to the lecture. Discussing with them was fun to do. Nausea is mild but persisting through out the day.
No medication for the last two days. I feel constant nauseous but it has been a manageable level without medication. I don’t like taking medications all the time.
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.）
My friends visited me tonight all the way with a long drive (thank you!). They came to give me a healing session with their spiritual approach. It is their second time giving me their session, once I had after my surgery. （日本語は英語の後に）
Day 7: DOWN in bed all day after teaching. WOW, it knocked me down. I felt so nauseous even after taking a medication. I had to call my doctor’s office if I can take another kind at the same time, I am prescribed 2 different kinds. (Answer was YES!) I remember, the last cycle, I started feeling slightly better during day 7, and I took a short trip to the city. I took it easy and did not push that hard.