Chemotherapy Starts Today

Steve SmilingSteve is spending 10 hours at the Huntsman Hospital today. Our daughter took us there at 8:30 for a blood draw and a meeting with the oncologist. She ordered a blood transfusion, which he will receive after chemotherapy today. He’s still pretty anemic due to losing a lot of blood from his bladder surgical site. His first day of chemotherapy started around 11:00. I bailed out at 12:30 and took the train home. Honestly I feel sad leaving him alone but I don’t feel well enough to sit for 10 hours. Our kids hooked Steve’s iPad up with Netflix, HBO Go, and Xfinity so he has tons of movies and TV shows to watch. He brought a stack of books, and he can do some Pest Control paperwork. So he’s got plenty to do. Our grandson’s girlfriend will pick him up and bring him home because she attends college nearby.

I am plagued with nausea and fatigue and can’t figure it out. My best guess is that it’s related to my eye. The pulsing is not getting better, and that may cause nausea and fatigue. Not sure but will find out next month when I revisit the eye socket surgeon. Steve says to look at the symptoms as a sign that something is changing in my eye, and let’s call it healing. So the symptoms may be a good sign. Yeah, that’s what I’m going with.

7 thoughts on “Chemotherapy Starts Today

  1. Hi Glenda, Glad to hear that Steve is starting chemo; the sooner he starts the sooner the cancer will be gone! Hope he has no side effects. I am sorry to hear you are not feeling better; is there anyway you can get in to see the Dr. sooner about your eye or you could call and talk to his nurse and have her tell him/her what is going on with you? Thank you for always letting us know how you and family are doing; I live a long way from Utah! Love and prayers, Jeanne in CA

  2. Thanks for the update

    how about considering the symptoms emotional overload and fatigue…..!!

    Am amazed how diligent you are in tracking all of this…..would make an interesting book!

    • Yes I am wondering if the fatigue and nausea are emotional overload. I really don’t FEEL overloaded so wonder if the symptoms are there instead of FEELING overloaded. I am using NLP a lot and talking to the symptoms, which helps. Thanks.

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