May 29th, 2011


[links] Link salad sleeps a lot

Why would I not write what I mean??? — What the author really meant. I've had this thought since at least high school, myself. All the more so since I became an author as well. (Snurched from [info]deborahjross, who snurched it in turn from [info]rosehelene.)

Could Conjoined Twins Share a Mind? — Unusual neuropsych.

Osama bin Laden's cover 'was blown by one his closest allies'

Republicans seem to soften on immigration As the next presidential election nears, would-be GOP nominees are emphasizing sympathy for some illegal immigrants, in what is either a strategic feint or a reflection of changed political terrain. A glimmer of reality-based sanity in the GOP primary? With their voting base? Right. Also, this just in, monkeys are flying out of my butt.

?otD: Do you remember your dreams when you awaken?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo)
Body movement: none (hopefully some walking to come)
Hours slept: 10.25 hours plus extensive napping (solid)
Weight: 232.2
Currently (re)reading: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin


[cancer] Chemo session two, day two

Yesterday I managed to go all day without vomiting, and only one round of nausea. A great victory for me, and a great relief to Elizabeth Stephan (my caregiver this weekend) and [info]the_child. I even ate some, and my weight has remained stable this time. On the minus side, I keep getting the hiccups, sometimes for no apparent reason whatsoever.

On the other hand, I'm also sleeping even more — almost fourteen out of the last twenty-four hours, as well as getting occasional chills and flushes. This may be due to the new anti-nausea drug my oncologists put me on, Zyprexa. Zyprexa is also used to treat schizophrenia, as apparently schizophrenia and nausea use the same neural pathways. The side effects list is as long as your arm.

Also helpful, which I think I failed to mention yesterday, was my consultation with the dieticians whilst at the infusion center. My dietary restrictions come from three different directions, which was leaving me with ridiculously limited food options — basically broth, meat, nuts and beans. We've clarified the reasoning behind the overlays and they were able to give me some wider options.

Very droopy today. Pump will come off about 11:45, then we'll see how I do.