Laura's here and made an 8:00 AM appointment yesterday with Dr. Nelson, who said the reason for my fatigue could simply be cancer, or it could be a prolonged side effect from radiation, or dehydration, or other things that I don't recollect. We talked with her for a while and then did various tests on various floors (they wheeled me around in a wheelchair.) Chest X-ray, and an hour of hydration, and a trying time with a nurse trying to get blood out of a vein three different times. Finally she tried another vein and it was fine. Anna Dowling, the nurse, called later and said I have a bladder infection which they want to give me 7 days of antibiotics for. I've had it for 2 or 3 months, was getting used to it. I might have been able to get rid of it drinking corn silk tea. But I didn't. Botheration.
Life at this point seems to be a big chore, or more accurately an endless stream of chores, many of which I used to take pleasure in (or barely notice.)
Dr. Nelson asked me if I was still interested in doing the chemotherapy that we talked about. I replied that I was still planning on it but I had also been planning on feeling a lot better than I do now. I wonder if I'm going to have to change the game plan on that. What if I don't regain my energy? Unknown.
Having said all that, I feel a bit more energetic now.
I got the Chinese lozenges. They are very strong but not too sweet.
If you have emailed me, or given me something, please forgive me if I haven't replied. I have not been able to keep up with things.