Friday, July 22, 2005


With radiation, almost no side effects are really expected. A very small percentage of folks experience headaches. An even smaller amount (as in it's "extremely, extremely rare") experience nausea.
Any guesses how special I am?
I'm not sure if I actually qualified as "sick as a dog" but if the desire to try eating grass from the backyard says anything I just might have been. I listened to a few movies - the action on the tv screen made me queasy. I couldn't eat or drink anything - even one sip of water was like a wild rollar coaster that sent my world reeling again. They finally found a pharmacy that would deliver and it took them 7 hours to get the meds to me.
So I am actually feeling much better now, although still not anywhere close to what I think 100% should be, but hope is on the horizon. I did have to come into work today, so it should be an interesting day. But after that, I'll have tomorrow to relax with my boys that I haven't seen in over 48 hours and I miss terribly, and one knitting class which I'm hoping to the highest heaven will end up cancelled tomorrow. In any event, I'll go back out tomorrow because I finally have a prescription for Synthroid. I'm allowed to start that on Monday, which is also when I can go OFF the horrid low-iodine diet (I'm just gonna pour iodine on everything I eat from now on) and I think at that point I can justifiably say that I am "in recovery"!
Now if you'll excuse me, these words are moving awfully fast, so I think I'll just rest my head on my desk here for a while...


Blogger Sue said...

Oooh, so sorry your days off weren't great! At least that part's over now.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Glad you are feeling better!!! This is an idea whose time has come.
Will email you in a moment.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Oh dear, thats the worst feeling isn't it? I hope you get back to 100% soon!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Jensgalore said...

Oh, gosh, I can't imagine! Hopefully the Synthroid will have you feeling so much better, though, that you'll fly through the rest of everything.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

I'm so glad to hear you've completed another step of recovery. I hope you're feeling better quick and enjoy your iodine!

4:14 PM  
Blogger knitdaisyknit said...

Good luck to you. I hope you are feeling better!

4:31 PM  
Blogger Juli said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better!

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you can tell people you don't like that you might still be "glowing", and that maybe they shouldn't come near you for what - a couple of years?

5:17 PM  
Blogger --Deb said...

So glad that you're getting better (even if you aren't feeling exactly perfect today). I mean, we always knew you were special! I love Sally Jo's comment about "glowing," too--hey, if it works, it works!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

"Woo Hoo" is right...glad to read your post and that you're (almost) feeling better.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh, glad for you it's over! Yum....iodine....

7:05 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Hon, sorry it was such a tough one for you. I know that "being special" feeling. :(

Here's hoping that you start feeling way better and that the meds help.

11:43 PM  
Blogger purlewe said...

glad that its ove and that you are on your way to recovery.. with food you like to eat!!

thanks for telling me about the photo. that made my whole day.

hugs and love!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Hope you are continuing to feel better.

You are special in more ways than getting nausea! It shows in how many of us come back here to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Lulu said...

i'm thinking and praying for you..

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm glad you're feeling better and can eat real food finally. Its 1045 M here in Kuwait and its already 117 degree's with an expected high of 124. I'm not liking it very much.

I love you.


3:53 AM  
Anonymous marti said...

that is a huge milestone in the cancer journey. you have come through this with such grace.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell Ken that with heat like that, he can feel "special" too, I know I would.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Aw, I'm really sorry to hear about the nausea. If I didn't really stay on top of my meds during chemo I'd get hit with some doozies too -- it's just such an AWFUL feeling. I'm really sorry you have to go through it - or any of this, really. :(

On the upside, IT'S ALMOST OVER!! Awesome news! You're just knocking down the minutes until you can put this behind you -- to the degree that any cancer survivor can put the experience behind them. I'm just glad that you're going to start feeling better, and can get back to your previous Amieliscious glory. :)

Big hugs --


5:52 PM  

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