October 19, 2013

by kpw413

Today is ASCT +3.

Yesterday was not so pleasant. Nor was this morning.

I had some diarrhea yesterday. And I was fighting nausea as well. All these are expected side effects of the high dose chemo. I am still way off my usual caloric intake. Jello is one of the few foods that have any attraction for me now. A bowl of Rice Krispies was also OK.

Rest remains difficult because of the pretty constant activities that need to take place through the night including a need to pee about every 2 hours. I am supposed to drink as much as I can. To make sure I do not dehydrate, I get a steady IV drip of a weak solution of potassium chloride. This absolutely insures middle of the night pee breaks.

Then there was this morning. As I get the story now, today was the day of the annual test of shutting down the A/C system. Theoretically this was only supposed to be a few minutes, but turned into 2 hours. Besides a total lack of A/C, a stench developed in my room that smelled like something had died, and I knew it wasn’t me! The issue is now resolved, thank God.

Kathleen is on her way to visit as I write. I have missed being with her. We are looking forward to spending some time together. Talk about healing! I feel so much better when I am with her.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for my healing and for the healing received by those we pray for, Leighton, Barbara, Hirma, Berris, Sylvia, Nicola, Mike, and Joe.