Today is the day.
I started my oral chemo meds. See that paper underneath. That’s a listing of all the info the patient needs about the drug. UGH.
The main thing that concerned me at this point was how to take the meds. From what I see, I have to take it one hour after I take food and then I can’t eat for two hours after.
I got that figured out. My doctor had suggested that it might be best to eat a little something right away in the morning, take the pill an hour later, and then I’d have plenty of time until lunch to fit the two-hour wait time in. I’m not a breakfast eater so this is different. Doable…totally doable.
So with one pill in…I’m okay. I can see that they are right about increasing fluid intake. I have a little dry mouth and feel more thirsty. I had a slight headache in the afternoon but that could be from anything including the dry mouth.
As far as childcare goes…my families and I opted to end care until I am done with the oral chemo and testing…and possible treatment.
Right now in our area, Covid is very active. We all personally know several that have it. People at the childcare parents workplaces have it. Kids at school in the classes that I have childcare kids in have it.
We came to a decision that it was best to keep me safe. No one wants to be the one who brought Covid to me. I agreed for both their sake and mine.
It will be tough on them to find childcare but sadly I think it was the right decision.
I am continuing care for my grandkids. They don’t go anywhere except to work…and my house. So I think we’re okay.
I’m glad to get this whole process going…but the thing I’m most happy about…I get to start this… My Floral Motif Sampler. I actually started mine over the weekend as the grandkids were here and my other project involved too much counting.
I’ll show you my progress on Friday. It’s a fun project and I love it already!!
If you remember, my plan is to stitch one flower every day as I go through the process of treating my thyroid cancer that has moved to my lungs.
I’ll let you know how I’m feeling as I go along. For now, I’m good.