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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-12-22 07:48
Subject: [personal|cancer] Friends and aftermaths
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Tags:cancer, child, death, food, friends, health, personal, radiantlisa
Yesterday, [info]scarlettina came over to visit Lisa Costello and me and [info]the_child. She made her mother's brisket recipe, then [info]davidlevine and [info]kateyule joined us for the consumption thereof.

It was fun to see them, and fun to hang out, but the aftermath was tough.

As dinner was winding up, I came down with a very bad chill. No shakes, no fever, nothing else along the lines of the opening salvo of a cold or flu. Just a bone-deep chill, and incredible fatigue. I wound up having to go off to bed and lie down under the blankets, the electric one cranked up all the way to high. After about an hour or an hour and a half, as I was finally falling miserably asleep, the chill abated somewhat.

This is the third or fourth time I've had one of these "cold flashes" in the past month. I'm suspecting ever more strongly this is a precursor of my body's functional breakdown in the end stages of my terminal cancer. They come on when I am tired, underfed, or otherwise stressed, but they are neither predictable nor obvious. At least not yet.

It scares me, and it wears me out hard.

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User: shelly_rae
Date: 2013-12-22 16:49 (UTC)
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That's a side affect of medication made worse by stress and tired but mostly because big meals disrupt blood flow. In other words, your brain thinks your gi needs more blood but forgets to balance body temps. Eat less, more slowly, that'll help. I've had them too.
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2013-12-22 21:02 (UTC)
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You might have developed http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud's_phenomenon which is a strange little fella...

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User: fjm
Date: 2013-12-22 21:42 (UTC)
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Or you might just have a mild virus. I'm assuming that's why I've been getting cold flushes this past ten days.
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