Another week down and again the infusion day was uneventful. The fun happens in the days ahead. But surprise, as of today (Friday) this week has been one of the easiest. I guess I should not count my chickens before they hatch. I still have the weekend days to get through. But so far this week the nausea was been almost nonexistent. I am still keeping to a strict schedule and drinking lots of fluid and walking every day which is supposed to help with all symptoms. I suspect the weekly acupuncture is making a huge difference.
The neuropathy I experienced last week also went down to a dull undertone that just felt like it was going to rear its head if something changed. One of the things I did was read up on the Dana Farber Cancer Center site. The articles indicated that vitamins B6 & B12 could potentially help to alleviate the risk, although not scientifically conclusive. While reading I also learned that those that do a plant based diet often can have trouble getting enough B12. This week after clearing with my oncologist, I added to my vitamin intake with B6 & B12. Between the acupuncture and vitamins, I might have changed the advancing neuropathy. Time will tell.
My hair is still shedding and getting really thin. So far people are telling me I do not have bald patches, but I am not sure if they are just trying to be nice. I cannot see the back of my head. I am holding on so far, but if bald patches start appearing, I will probably have my head shaved. I have found some wonderful hats, and I have the retro scarves from my great aunt. As my cousin reminded me, wearing the scarves will be like getting a hug from my aunt.
This weekend I get to hang out with some wonderful friends form High School days. I am really looking forward to catching up with everyone. Here is hoping that the nausea does not rear its ugly head, so I can enjoy our time together. One more week and I am half way done. Staying focus and marching forward.