March 31st, 2011
I guess I felt it coming. The erbitux is flaring up. Amazing how I can go from looking more or less ok, to looking like a leper over night (no offense to any lepers out there). The latest weird side effect is a considerable amount of discharge from my eyes, which gets all matted up in my lower lashes and dries out there over night.. It takes a good long soak in the morning and a little picking to get it all out. Yuck
Meanwhile, another round down. Just two to go. This one has followed the progression so far of each being a little worse than the last in terms of the pain level. It takes meds every 4 hours or so to keep it under control. This is a little problematic at night. I’ve learned to more or less sleep through it, but if I wake up to pee during the night, or when I inevitably wake up in the morning, I’m in agony.. have to take meds and wait. I could set an alarm during the night, but my sleeping has been so touch and go, that I hesitate to wake myself up! (sleep over the last couple of days has been no trouble, however!! I slept for about 4 hours after my tuesday treatment with benadryl, and then yesterday after getting unplugged, came home and sacked out from 1 until 6!) Going to see if I can be a little more active today.
That’s all. Still here. Still trundling along. Looking forward to seeing the back of this nonsense, and having a little energy to make stuff.