Tuesday 3rd August 2010
Took 8 steroids , and had blood test . Didn’t sleep well tonight , probably some anxiety about treatment plus steroids.
Wednesday 4th August 2010 (5th Batch Chemo)
Took 8 Steroids again this morning , then went to Chemo clinc. Had 5th batch of Chemo (Taxotere) . Came home and rested. Hospital gave me prescription of Mouthwash and Fluconazole tablets against Thrush so hopefully all will be under control . Restless night again tonight slept till about 3am , then awake on and off through night.
Thursday 5th August
Took final 8 steriods today and an anti sick pill . Started Mouthwash as prevention. No feeling too bad except for hic-ups after drinking. Was quite bad this evening when trying to go to bed. Had a bit better sleep , but still waking up at times through night .
Friday 6th August
Resting today , feel a bit sluggish , feels odd inside stomach. Took 2 lots of 2 steroid tablets today (as prescribed for next 5 days) took anti sick pills and started Fluconazole tablets against Thrush as tongue a bit rough and taste buds strange. Still taking Mouthwash . Still have hic-ups after eating drinking. No Joints aching yet.
Saturday 7th August
Feel a bit sluggish . Took 2 lots of 2 steroid tablets today plus took anti sick pills and Fluconazole tablets against Thrush as tongue a bit rough. Taste buds shot to bits , eating to stay alive , not enjoying food , keeping up with Mouthwash . Started taking pain killers against joint pains today as started in feet and ankles. Not sleeping great only 2-3 hours then waking up.
Sunday 8th August
Wedding anniversary today(12 years) . Still sluggish , keeping up with pain killers, steroids and other pills. Mouth not nice today , can’t taste much at all. Still not sleeping great. Resting today , bed most of afternoon. Steriods must be helping as aching joints not as bad as last time , but still ache enough to be uncomfortable. Feel strange inside , need to have good turn out at loo , but despite taking Lactolose , still having difficulty going.
Monday 9th August
Off work today as sluggish , and ache plus not best night sleep last night. Resting today and keeping up with medication. Still no Movement at Loo.
Tuesday 10th August
Off work today as still sluggish , got no get up and go . Not best night’s sleep last night. Last day of Steroids today . Finally had little movement at Loo. Mouth not nice and tastes buds are awful still , but eating to keep alive.
Wednesday 11th August
Went to work for morning .
Started taking antibiotics today for next 10 days . Had movement through night in bowel area so feeling a little less uncomfortable at present . Still taking tablet for Thrush and using mouthwash , but tongue and taste buds still awful.
Thursday 12th August
On Holiday at home now with family until 23rd August . Went to pictures (Toy Story 3) with kids this morning as wet . Still don’t feel right inside , but getting some movement so will perserver. Taste buds still awful. Felt awful this afternoon / evening , only had soup for tea . Felt cold and had job getting warm ,and legs ache , think it the side effects of steroids warring off .
Friday 13th August
Despite not feeling great when I went to bed last night , I feel ok today and have had good movement in the bowel area . Took Children Swimming at Hadleigh . Legs ached a little this morning so took pain killers and Antibiotics plus Fluconazole for mouth. Feel quite good this afternoon , just wish mouth would make things taste better.
Sunday 15th August
Feeling quite good today , and getting a little bit of taste buds back . Seems as though the mouthwash has kept the ulcers away this time thank goodness.
Monday 16th August
Went to Snape and Aldeburgh today as off this week with Family , Had fish and chips and could actually taste them . Feeling quite good at the moment .
Friday 20th August 2010
Finished Antibiotics today . Been a good week off with family and at present feel quite well , Had a lovely meal at Ferry Boat tonight in Felixstowe which tasted lovely . I will make most of weekend until final Chemo treatment next week .
Sunday 22nd August
Feel good today , went to my Uncle Fred’s and aunty Maureen’s Hog Roast in aid of Breast Cancer care unit. Went with all family and took dad . Food was great , pig tasted lovely as did the sausages and the delicious homemade sweets. Think I made a hog of myself , but making up for no taste buds the previous week and knowing they will be disappearing after Wednesday next week.