This is how I feel tonight. Actually this is pretty much how I feel every night! I was so glad to go to bed last night and not have to think about wrapping any presents or coming up with any clever ideas for our elf or worrying about how I'm going to find the energy to make the perfect holiday meal. I love Christmas, but not running on all cylinders thanks to chemo made it difficult to get everything done this year.
Today is three weeks post-chemo and I'm feeling sort of decent. I'm still really, really tired. I'm sick of having watery eyes, a runny nose and a bald head. The amount of pills I need to take on a daily basis has gotten a lot smaller, though, and for the most part my taste buds are back to normal. I fear I may have lost my taste for Diet Coke forever, though. I wouldn't say I'm ready to go out & run a marathon (or even a mile!), but I don't feel the need to be glued to my couch 24/7 either. I even vacuumed out my car today! Kind of ironic that I'm slowly starting to get my energy back right before I have major surgery, but that's the way it goes.
I had a visit with my oncologist today. He gave us a "Wow!" when he read the MRI report from Dallas last week. Wow indeed. It was a pretty uneventful appointment, and other than trying a new prescription for my restless legs syndrome, nothing has changed. I will go back & see him in four weeks and he (along with my surgeon) will hopefully have a decision on whether or not I'll need radiation.
I can finally say I am appointment-free for the rest of 2013 :-)