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|Tue, 01-21-2014 - 12:34pm|
First round...I'm hooked up to a pump that infuses 5-FU into me until tomorrow morning. I had 3 hours of chemo in the doctor's office yesterday and they attached this to me afterwards. I had no idea it would be this prolonged. I can't go back to work Wednesday, because I can't be removed from the pump until 10 tomorrow morning. So I've reduced the number of days I can work to 7 out of every 10. That's a problem. I had to take some money out of my IRA to live, since my hubsand's death, and now I'm going to have to take more. But at least I have that option. Some people have no savings or money set aside for emergencies.
I'm very tired and when I eat, the first bite or two causes my salivary glands to hurt. And cold things hurt the back of my throat. I drank a swallow of orange juice from the bottle this morning and it felt like I was swallowing rocks and glass shards. Weird.
But life is full of challenges and I will get through this one. I'm going to be fine.