Week 2

This week is going much better than last week!! Hooray!!

No flu-like symptoms. No fever spikes. No feeling gross or being stuck on the couch. I’m sleeping much better at night (thanks to my doctor-prescribed pharmacological help AKA Ativan). And my daytime brain fog has gotten much more tolerable. I’m still forgetful and have to make lists, but I don’t feel like a zombie anymore.

My biggest side effects from the immunotherapy now is the fatigue. The fatigue is for real. My cat Tamarin feels it, too!

Cat nap!
Cat nap!

I’ve been volunteering at the humane society, and on Tuesday I helped clean the dog kennels. It was probably about 15 minutes of low-exertion work. Afterwards, I could have napped with the dogs, I was so tired. And today, just 30 minutes of yoga left my arms and legs burning as though I just ran a marathon. I actually took a 30 minute nap afterward.

My oncologist did mention that fatigue is a major side effect. And I can definitely see now the true definition of fatigue…and it’s for real.

So it looks like I’ll be taking naps for the next 2 months! Here’s to (cat) napping!

3 thoughts on “Week 2

  • February 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm
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    So happy to hear that this week is better! And naps are good… 🙂

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  • February 11, 2016 at 3:10 pm
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    Yey for yoga! And at least you’ll have company in your cat-napping 🙂

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    • February 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm
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      Yes, I will always have a furry partner in napping crime! She never objects 🙂

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