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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-02-11 17:13
Subject: [cancer] Losing bits of ground to enemy action
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Tags:cancer, health, personal
Three new side effects issues today. First, I had a nosebleed around midday. Wasn't too dramatic, but that's something I can go years and year without experiencing in my everyday life. Given that my platelet count is dropping while my blood pressure is rising, due to chemo, I can probably expect more, and messier, nosebleeds.

Second, I noticed while brushing my hair I can see more of my scalp than ever. Not balding per se, but the thinning seems to be setting in. You can imagine my joy.

Third, this is the first time peripheral neuropathy has not been transient. I've been having problems with my feet and fingertips off and on all day. I think I let my core temperature drop a little too much this afternoon, which may be a contributing factor, but, grr.

Also having the usual "I took too much Imodium yesterday" problems today, to the point now where eating is becoming difficult due to the general backup all the way through my GI. Yes, I'm doing what needs to be done pharmaceutically and nutritionally, but no, this does very little to promote my sense of well-being.

I'm watching myself very slowly fall apsrt, and I know this won't begin to repair until July at the earliest.

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User: jtdiii
Date: 2010-02-12 01:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sheepswool slippers with rubber soles are amazing for helping the peripheral neuropathy and keeping your toes warm and more importantly keep you from stubbing them and causing damage.

LL Bean makes a wonderful pair.

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cathschaffstump: Heian
User: cathschaffstump
Date: 2010-02-12 01:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
RE: hair.

Regardless, you will always be a handsome man, especially to those in your life who love you.

Take care.

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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-02-12 11:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I am so sorry.
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Sue Burke
User: mount_oregano
Date: 2010-02-12 12:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Love and hugs. It's encouraging to see you taking such good care of yourself in spite of the situation.
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Daibhéid: larp
User: daibheid
Date: 2010-02-12 20:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
re: hair.

i decided to beat mother nature to the punch and shave it. just sayin' :D
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