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Chemo Round 1: Day 5

I woke up this morning feeling normal again. Nausea was gone and once again I had energy. Food still did not taste good this morning, but by lunch time I ate a normal size meal and it tasted pretty darned good.  Many times today I have thought if this is how this is going to go, I can do this.  Monday I felt good, Tuesday half a day I did not feel good. I was down right out of it Wednesday and Thursday. But today, I almost felt like I was not ill at all. We even got out of the house and enjoyed a high school football game tonight.

The dye study was today. I actually got to see a "live" photo of the catheter tubing in my chest. There is a whole lot of tubing in there! The dye showed the catheter is working but they still can not get a draw on the one tube. At first the Radiologist thought it might be a defect in the tubing but when he looked at it closer, he does think maybe there is a sheath blocking it. As far as what they are going to do about it (since the sheath has not responded to medication to break it up twice now) they are deferring to my Oncologist. I expect if it is something important they will call me on Monday, otherwise I am not scheduled to see him until after Labor Day.

Today is my husband's birthday. I kinda feel like he has gotten the shaft with all this medical stuff going on. Not knowing how I would be feeling, we did not plan anything. Of course, he is the type of man who would never complain. So I just want to say here, Happy Birthday Wayne! I love you and I am the luckiest woman in the world to have you in my life!

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  1. Glad to hear that you are feeling a little better. Hang in there.

    Happy Birthday Wayne...

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  2. Pam, you know Wayne couldn't care less about celebrating his b-day! He is a sweetheart. Happy birthday Wayne!

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