The oophorectomy went fine and I was up and about by the weekend. Which was a good thing, because there was lots to do. First up was a party on Saturday to celebrate little Milt’s first birthday. Then on Sunday we had a pool party at the Farrell’s for Jay and Kari’s birthdays.
So I’m back on the Tykerb every day, and next week I’ll add the Xeloda. The Tykerb is not my favorite, it pretty much makes me feel like someone is scraping the inside of my lower intestines with razors. It also causes this weird skin thing like little pinpricks on my face. It’s really weird, they aren’t raised like pimples. It’s more like little individual pores start to bleed. So I have little red marks all over my face, they don’t itch or anything but they look strange.
The Xeloda causes Hand and Food Syndrome, so I’m researching on how to avoid that. I’m supposed to wear slippers around the house and loose shoes everywhere else. No rubbing the feet, which means no more reflexology for me. No immersing in water, so I guess my plan to take water aerobics classes is out. No long walks, no jogging, etc. Lotion all the time, covering hands and feet at night. This all sounds annoying and is limiting the kind of exercise I can do. I gained the average 15lbs on chemo and my metabolism is even slower now that lovely menopause has kicked in. . You’d think that chemo could at least make you skinny or something!
I’m heading up to Whidbey Island this weekend with Miranda and Amy. We’re going to hit the Island County Fair to see the horses and dogs and alpacas and all that fun stuff. Kind of glad that the weather has cooled off so it won’t be miserably hot walking around the fairgrounds!