So, huzzah and all, yesterday I returned to work. The day went well, but I had trouble getting to sleep the night before, so I wasn't as awake as I would normally be. I got some good work done, which made me happy.
Didn't have the energy today - so I'm working from my apartment - it's good they allow me to do that every now and then. It's not company policy, but my boss will allow it - man he's a great guy!
So, anyway, last week I had my usual blood test, my white blood cell count was down to 1.9 so I was told to take it easy while it slowly rebuilds itself the next week or so. I start my second treatment this Thursday - odds are I'll bus downtown and have my honey pick me up and bring me to the hospital.
While I'm there I'll probably talk to the doc about having him prescribe me my ADHD drug - it's pointless to make a psyche appointment every month for 5 minutes when I'll be seeing the cancer doctor every week for the next 5 years, ya know?
Being tired. That's the only thing I hate about this whole ordeal now. I'm just always tired - I get a good 6-8 hours of being awake, but other then that it's like walking in a daze. Energy drinks (Like Rockstar or Monster, not Redbull for some reason) work some what ok, but half the time they make my mind awake but the rest of my body still fatigued.
Even sleeping 12 hours a day doesn't help much - I year for Chemo treatments now, because that's when I begin my 5 day steroid treatment. Although they aren't anabolic roids, and only serve to suppress my immune system so the chemo works, they give me an insane amount of energy - I go back to a normal 5-6 hours of sleep a night.
Overall though, like I said, it's not so bad - I've done research, and there's people that have it a LOT worse then me, like chemo every 2 days, or 20+ pills they need to take every single day. So I suppose I should 'count my blessings' as they say - though I can't wait for it to be over.
I do have one thing I'm concerned about - the irradiation. I have to ask my doctor, but from reading the DoH "Return to Work" FMLA stuff he filled out, it said "4 to 6 weeks of daily radiation". Now, I'm really hoping he meant weekly - daily is sacry to think of. While my chemo doesn't have a cumulative effect, it's staged that way, radiation does - so I hope he wrote it down in a 'worst case' scenario hehe.
Anyway, that's it for now, except for one thing - I have a craving for Chicken Mushroom curry, but can't find the damn recipe - does anyone know how to make it?