|Hair on Day 10 after Chemo
I still have my hair, but I expect it to start falling out any day now, as I was told it falls out after the 1st week. (Please ignore the mess on the dining table - I am in the middle of making holiday cards!)
Today, I went in to the clinic for the 2nd of the 4 immune booster injections. I drove there (first time driving myself anywhere after my chemo) and then, daughter drove back. No side effects from the injection, so far. I had to take 2 Tylenols and a Claritin tablet before the injection and I took two more Tylenols 8 hours later, in the afternoon. I hope I won't get that same feeling of being cold deep inside me, tonight (I confirmed with the nurse that it was a side-effect).
After we came home, we had leftover rice and curries for brunch, and then, I did some office-related work from home. I will work from home on the days when I can, from now on, as far as possible.
After I finished today's portion of office-related work, I started making some holiday cards. I am a self-taught card maker; I've not taken any classes. Just very simple designs, using items I have on hand, including recycled portions of cards I've received in years past! Here's what I made today:
Since tomorrow is our trash collection day, I also went through the fridge and tossed out a few items that had sat in the fridge for too long. I hate tossing out food, but, because I had little to no appetite this past week, I just couldn't eat all the food I had in the fridge. So now, there's a bunch of dishes waiting in the sink to be washed!
Tomorrow, I will go for the next immune booster shot and then, work from home, again. Hope to make a few more cards, too.
Today I am grateful for:
- Feeling well again
- No side effects from the immune booster shot
- A gift of hamburger patties from neighbor
- Being able to work from home during this period
- Still having my hair
How was your Monday? Did you have a good start to the week?