Worked at my actual desk today! Woo to getting caught up!
Went to work out tonight. Didn’t exactly work out but I did do some gentle weights. When I walked from the car into my workout my heart-rate went from 84 to 128. My resting heart rate is normally 68. When I jog my heart rate is usually around 115. So 128 is a bit much. The oncologist appointment today suggested I see my family doctor because my blood pressure is also going quite wacky. So that’s tomorrow. Hopefully she’ll have a solution. I bet I will feel better when it’s all stabilized. I hope it’s something simple to fix. I take medicine to keep my blood pressure low and steady but the chemo apparently makes it tank – hence the fainting on Saturday morning. I dunno what’s up with the heart-rate.
In general I have felt better every day since Sunday. So, yay!
Tomorrow is my doctor, and then an evening CT scan. Yay for barium for lunch.
I am really starting to obsess about my hair now. Not that it’s going to fall out. That’s a given. I’m not happy about it, but not particularly upset, because honestly, it’s just hair. Once I get used to the strange looks I may like the convenience. What I am obsessing about is the timing of it. I would hate for my hair to start falling out in clumps while I am at work. Or at the doctors. I want it to happen when I am at home and can have whatever reaction I have. Then my husband can get the clippers and cut it very short and we’ll be done with the long hairs falling out. Control of the situation.
I’ve been told twice in the last two days that the first round of three chemo’s is usually worse than the following. That seems promising! Though the doctor today did tell me that the fatigue would just keep getting worse. For me the key will be to not stop moving. As long as I am not physically sick I can go work out and do as little or as much as I can. They are all incredibly supportive. You’ll love this Mary Beth – I actually feel guilty for the amount of support I get.