I'm still around girls. Just haven't felt like posting. I've been sick since last Thursday with the flu or just some viral thing going aorund. I had a temp of 101 Thursday and Friday night. Was feeling so cold went to bed and covered up and was still freezing. That finally kind of broke off, but now I have crap in my chest that won't come out. I went to my family doc on Monday and he gave me an antibiotic and an inhaler. Today is Wednesday and I'm nt feeling any different than I was on Monday. I am usually waking up in the middle of the night and will start coughing and it's a real dry cough and I almost lose my breath as you kind of inhale to cough out. Last night I thought I may die, because it was these short spurts of trying to cough and I could't catch my breath. This inhaler seems to break up the crap a little but not enough to bring it up and spit it out. I also went to the Onc on Monday after leaving the other doc's office to have my counts checked and they were fine. I was supposed to go on Friday for followup but I was so sick I had to cancel. So I have not been having a very good time here. I have missed 4 days of work and my check is going to suck. I go for a left breast mammo on the 16th, then back for my 4th cocktail the next day.
My treatments have been on Thursdays and usually by Saturday I feel kind of yucky. I haven't really felt tired. I still have my eyebrows,lashes. None under my arms or my legs below the knees. But I have this massive hair on the back of my thighs which I wouldn't mind going away permanently . I told my mom I am not cooking Thanksgiving this year and don't want to be bothered with trying to entertain anyone that day either. We have ordered a turkey meal from Safeway for $40 which will be fully cooked and all we have to do is heat it up. It comes with the stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, 12 dinner rolls and a pumpkin pie. It's supposed to serve 6-8 people. The turkey is supposed to be between 10-12lbs which is about the size I usually cook. So that's what has been happening with me. Thanks for checking on us. I just haven't really felt like posting much lately.
The Onc where I did my radiation wants me to get mammo's every 6 months for the next 2 years. So this month is 6 months since the last mammo. I'm only getting the bad boob done. Then 6 months from now, both. Then just the left one and back and forth like that for 2 years. I called my nurse today just to ask even though my counts are way up and normal will it still take me a little longer to get over a flu or cold and she said yes. I've been trying to use the inhaler my family doc prescribed for me and is helping some. I just hope I'm feeling almost 100% next week for my next chemo. I'm just sick of feeling like crap all the time. And most, I can't stand this crummy taste/dryness in my mouth! I probably won't even feel like eating any Thanksgiving dinner.
Anyway, hugs to everyone.