I have been feeling so tired lately, but I do not know if it is from the new chemo or still from the radiation. By this point, I suspect it is the chemo.
I can deal with being tired -- I just sleep and rest more. I've spent several days recently, just hanging out in bed. (...not very interesting blog posts, but what can you do...)
For the past few weeks, I have also had an increase in pain, particularly in my lower rib-cage.
My oncologist just gave me a referral for a full CT: head, neck, chest, hips and pelvis.
He wanted me to do it this week, but that is just too much for me. We have plans every day, and I just do not have the strength to spend a few hours in the hospital for a CT.
So, we compromised (read: he gave in) and I will have the CT after Succot.
(Note to well meaning family and friends: do NOT harass me about my decision. You will not change my mind and I will just get annoyed!!)
Meanwhile, for the past few days, I have been feeling some pressure (tightening) in my chest, around my sternum. It is probably just heartburn, but it is uncomfortable. I am going to check it out tomorrow.
This week, I only take the Lapatinib. It is my week off of Xeloda. I hoped to have a bit more energy (and appetite). We have a lot of fun things planned....
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
Putting one foot in front of the other....
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