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Cancer Winner - So Far So Good

Don’t know if its because I’ve now gone four weeks without chemo, but I’m feelin’ pretty damned good. :cool: Could be psychological … but hey, I’m not arguing. Got a little more energy, a bit more rested, and a tad more enthusiastic. Funny how I didn’t realize how down I was. But then, given that we’re in the dead of winter in Wisconsin, that would get anyone down. :lol:

Something else I’d noticed while on Ixempra. Didn’t think much of it at the time, but it felt like my entire body was a little sensitized. Mostly my skin. I know my ankles weren’t swollen, yet wearing socks always left a distinct mark in the skin and a slight pain. Hell, just having my nine year old leaning against me while we sat watching television was uncomfortable. How sad is that?

Anyway, even though it has been only four weeks, I’m pretty sure the hands and feet are improving. They’re still slightly numb, but I don’t think it’s quite as bad as they were. Particularly with the finger tips. I can feel them a bit better than previous and I’m no longer hobbling around like an old woman with physically painful feet. The numbness is still in the toes and the heel, but I’m counting on that fading.

Again, this lessening could be psychological (i.e. wishful thinkin’), but at this point I’ll take what I can get. :lol:

There’s always a chance I’ll have to go back on Ixempra … and if its necessary, you’re damned straight I will. Can’t argue with the positive numbers. I’ll no doubt get the same numbing side affects but when you think about it, they aren’t too horrid. To be blunt, I’d say six feet under is far more horrid, IMO.

And Remember …“YOU ARE A CANCER WINNER”

6 Responses to “Cancer Winner - So Far So Good”

  1. Kath Calarco Says:

    Liz, great news that you’re feeling good, whether psychological or actual. Maybe not having to go to chemo regularly helps your mood, too. In this weather the less I have to go out, the better I feel.

    And yep, it’s better than six feet under, unless its HBO’s Six Feet Under, which really rocked!

    Keep feeling better. :)

  2. Edie Says:

    Liz, I’m glad you’re feeling more normal already. I’m still sending you healthy vibes.

    I’m going out in a few minutes to walk the dog. I’m putting on my long underwear first. :lol:

  3. Liz Kreger Says:

    Heh … I’ll take what I can get. It is easier to handle chemo treatments during the warmer months. You can go out and soak up the sun if you’re feelin’ crummy. No can do during the winter.

  4. Liz Kreger Says:

    Thanx, Edie. The healing vibes must be working because I woke for a second morning in a row feeling pretty good. Rested.

    Incidently, I now have peachfuzz on my head. :lol: The hair is beginning to grow back.

    Stay warm on your walk.

  5. Dee Says:

    Hey there Liz,
    Very cool that you’re feeling better! And, your hair is growing back.

    I’m going to do my best to channel “Literally Liz” during my surgery on Friday . . . just your words that all you felt was “discomfort” reassure me that I’ll be just fine!

    Thanks for being you!

  6. Liz Kreger Says:

    Sending healing vibes Westward. I’ll be thinking of you on Friday, Dee. Send out a report as soon as you can.

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