My usual transition through chemo day one and beyond means I am feeling sick - nauseous, bone-achy, bone-tired, headachy, and not up for much but keeping to myself, in my bed. In ten (or so) days time I wake up again feeling like my old (and I do mean old) self. But this round has gone rather well for me and I feel like sharing it.
I did two things differently this time. I had a reiki treatment right after chemo. I don't know how it is supposed to work or why it works, but it does. I walked away feeling really good from the movement of energy. I had a nuelasta shot later that afternoon, followed by acupuncture and more energy work on Friday.
The other thing I did was to really give myself a wide berth in the food department. When I don't feel well, I will eat potatoes and corn and not beat myself up too much for going off the diet. This time, I told Richie that I just needed calories and what I really wanted was peppermint ice cream. And that's what I had on Friday night. It was devine. I love that stuff. Reminds me of Velvet Freeze and childhood and of true indulgence.
So, I am feeling good, slowly crawling my way out of this latest, longest depression I have been in. I feel strong enough to try for that walk tomorrow. I feel happy enough to join the living again. Thanks for the meals, the prayers and the good energy coming my way......