OK, loyal readers :)
Remember when I said I wouldn't be fooled again? I learned my lesson! I knew what was what! No more surprises!
Woke up today feeling pretty darn good, all things considered. Way less dizziness, no nausea, felt like I could go to work and be just fine!
Then, as before, I did a few quiet things, wrote an email. Stood up...
Major dizziness. Weak and wobbly.
Quick blood pressure check: 85/67. (And no, I haven't been taking my high bp meds lately, because it's been too low without them.)
NOT good. And once again, after thinking I'm OK, I feel like crap.
I'm going to work (at least I'll be out of the heat that way) and will wait for the dr.'s office to call me back.
I want to yell and cry and laugh (all of which I did, after calling a friend... thanks for listening, friend!!) :)
Yep, fool me four times. Shame on me.
One liter of saline and an Aranesp shot (for low hemoglobin) (that was already scheduled for today) later, I'm still feeling like crap, but at least I feel like fortified crap :)
Oh, and I'm officially off my blood pressure meds. Considering I'm running 100/75 I think I'm good for now. When this chemo wears off my bp may go back up but I certainly don't need any help lowering it right now!
This is one night when I really would have given a lot to not have to fix my own dinner. Usually if I feel bad, I'm not hungry anyway, and making a piece of toast is easy. And when I'm feeling OK, I don't mind fixing dinner. But tonight I had enough of an appetite to want to eat something, but no energy to want to fix it. Salad it was -- got something in my stomach, anyway.
I did treat myself to a home-brewed glass of iced tea. I know I'm supposed to avoid caffeine most of the time but I decided this could be my exception for the week! And it tastes heavenly. Small pleasures... I'll take 'em!