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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-05-16 05:47
Subject: [cancer|photos] Chemotherapy session 1, day 3 - FOLFIRI
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A fairly quiet day yesterday. Several bouts of nausea, though nothing came up. Or went out the other end. I'm now over seventy-two hours without any lower GI production, and as a result have almost completely stopped eating. I've also lost ten pounds in three days without passing anything. (Yes, I have been medicating appropriately — this is not a call for advice.)

The pump ran out almost three hours earlier than expected. [info]mlerules, my Mom and [info]the_child worked together to unhook me. Mostly I sat around and vegetated.

We did work up a small ritual, burning a piece of paper that read 1/12 to symbolize the first of 12 chemotherapy sessions. This morning I feel nauseous again, but very much need to eat. However, I cannot eat until the lower GI moves.

A few photos:











As usual, more at the Flickr set.

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User: barbarienne
Date: 2011-05-16 16:44 (UTC)
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At a quick glance the 7th picture down looked like a crab (cancer) waving hello. I'm not certain that "friendly" cancer would be any improvement...
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The Empress of Ice Cream
User: icecreamempress
Date: 2011-05-16 17:10 (UTC)
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So sorry to hear about your GI issues; that was a challenge my mother-in-law also faced with chemo, so I have second-hand sympathy as a caregiver who has tried to help.

All good thoughts and wishes to you.
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The Empress of Ice Cream
User: icecreamempress
Date: 2011-05-16 17:11 (UTC)
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Also, the_child has great instincts as a documentary photographer--those pictures really capture a mood.
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