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[cancer] Chemo series three, session five, day two - Lakeshore
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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-12-01 07:27
Subject: [cancer] Chemo series three, session five, day two
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Tags:cancer, health, movies, personal, photos, radiantlisa
This is my 29th chemo infusion since January of 2010, across three series. In the past two and half years since first beginning chemo, I'm spent more time on chemo or in immediate recovery, or in surgery and immediate surgical recovery, than I've spent being healthy, happy and whole. Such is my life. At least I am still alive.

At the moment the peripheral neuropathy in my hands is nearly crippling. My lower GI failed to move Thursday afternoon or Friday morning, and is now shut down by the drugs, so I will spend the weekend bloated and unwilling to eat due to there not being any room down there. I am tired and goofy, but not as unfocused as some chemo sequences have had me.

Me in the chemo chair yesterday
Photo © 2012 Lisa Costello. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

Today, I lay low and rewatch movies, probably the extended edition of Lord of the Rings. [info]tillyjane (a/k/a my Mom) is here as primary caregiver, [info]the_child will be kicking about, and Lisa Costello is of course here. There might even be a visitor or two.

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-12-01 18:18 (UTC)
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Well, yes, except prune juice makes me vomit even faster than it makes me poop, so it's kind of a nonstarter. :(
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martianmooncrab
User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2012-12-01 20:49 (UTC)
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I use my lactose intolerance to my benefit in times like those... buttermilk shooters as it were..
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Deborah J. Ross
User: deborahjross
Date: 2012-12-01 20:02 (UTC)
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My friend Bonnie finds that glutamine is helpful for chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy. Of course, everyone's mileage varies.
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martianmooncrab
User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2012-12-01 20:48 (UTC)
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I got MIB3 yesterday, that will be my weekend reward movie..
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2012-12-02 14:19 (UTC)
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In this photo, at least to my eyes, you look much like tillyjane.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-12-02 15:23 (UTC)
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That's what happens when I lose the facial hair...
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