This had been a pretty rough week. I am having the pain and difficulty swallowing that they had warned me about before we started radiation. I am trying to force down some food each day but then most meal times I do have to throw up. The throwing up actually makes my throat more sore because I have these long dry heaves (sorry, I know that is gross). I have spent most of the week in bed when I am not in Cleveland.
Today, I started using the Ensure Shakes. They are not great but they are not that bad. I can do them! I have 2 cases chilling in the refrigerator now. They each have 250 calories and a bunch of vitamins and things for nutrition. I think these will help.
This afternoon is radiation appointment number 19. I will have 11 more after today.
I tried taking a walk today which is one of my daily goals and made it about the equivalent of 2 City Blocks and was wiped out. However, if I keep walking daily that will help build my strength. I may also need some IV fluids in the next day or so because I have not been taking in enough liquids.
Everyone, thank you for the continued cards in the mail, emails, and prayers! It really helps!