Monday, December 24, 2007

'Twas the night before Christmas

Drugs don't always make you feel better (12/24/07)

Well, sports fans, I turned 29 today. One day closer to the big 3-0, but not feeling a day closer, well except for this little stint of medical problems I've been having recently. Aheh heh heh. . . ahem . . . What? Too soon?

Anyhow, so it's my b-day today, and I'm actually feeling pretty good. I think that the trick for me was actually not to take any anti-nausea drugs today. For the past couple of days I've been taking everything under the sun that was prescribed to me: Protonix, Compazine, Colace, Reglan, Zofran, sprinkled in with an occasional Ativan and of course the nightly Neupogen shot. Well, I for the past couple days I've also been feeling this ridiculously uncomfortable restlessness, that I can only describe as all the physical manifestations of anxiety without any of the emotional ones. Well, I suppose there were some of the emotional ones, but mostly they were caused by the fact that I felt physically anxious, if that makes any sense. But today, I decided I wasn't havin' none of that, so I didn't take any of the drugs, besides the Protonix and Colace of course (I mean, who wouldn't want to take those two?), and I feel much better. (Incidentally, Protonix is just for acid indigestion and Colace is a stool softener - too much information, I know, I know). So anyhow, as a result (or possibly because it's day 5 after chemo), I feel much better today, and have been much less whiny too. :P

Anyhow, cooking is still underway for our Christmas dinner, rife with both new and old recipes, so things should be pretty tasty. More to come. . .

5 comments:

dunkhippo33 said...

Hey Alex,

I found your blog through thefacebook. Wow, this is a great read! Keep up the humor and fight that cancer! I'm rootin for ya.

Happy birthday and Merry Post X-mas!

Cheers,
Elizabeth

Nancy said...

What's a "g-nut spot"?

Anthony said...

It's "tops tun-g" spelled backwards.

sushihater said...

Alex -

Happy birthday and congrats on the great progress. Nothing more staifying than getting rid of a good pain-in-the-ass. :)

Seriously, your courage and continued positive attitude through this whole process is really inspiring.

Semira and i look forward to hanging out whenever your mom is next cooking us dinner. :)

Best,
joe G

Kanja Peter said...

Hi Alex, its my hope that yu are fine and getting on well with the treatment.

Keep up the updates and get well soon brother.

Ahsante,

Kanja Peter.