Rough Waters

The last 24 hours have been pretty rough.

Last night I woke up at 3am – overcome with the chills.  Shaking uncontrollably.  Begging hubby to layer me with blankets, towels, bathrobes…  Anything to warm me up.  Ended up with a slight fever.  And then there was the unrelenting headache that took almost 7 hours and 4 Tylenol to get rid of.  And the random spells of nausea.  And the discomfort in the freakin’ follicles of my hair as I laid on my pillow (which I hear is common when you start losing your hair).

So now we’ve decided to hold off on more Leukine shots (the suspected culprit in most of my side effects).  Then we’ll see how my blood counts are on Monday before we decide on our next course of action.  Meaning I may, or may not, be able to continue with chemo next week.

There’s talk of using an alternative to the Leukine…  Spreading out chemo more – to once every 3 weeks…  Who knows.  Right now, all I can do is get through the next 24 hours.

I do know that I am gathering every possible immune boosting remedy I can find to tackle my white blood count naturally though.  Fingers crossed it’ll help.

Right now, I must sleep.  They all can’t be good days, eh??

– T

18 Responses

  1. Congrats on over 10,000 hits!! YEAH!!
    2 in a row! I lay in bed every night…time to myself to think..rest and just relax. No kids, no work!. My phone vibrates, email coming through…and I wonder, could it be another blog. How is my friend doing today??
    Ugh! I dislike that you are uncomfortable and I hope that tomorrow is a better day for you. Get rest, sleep well. Tomorrow is another day. Stay strong xoxo
    Sending warm thoughts, hugs and lots ‘o love your way

  2. Ironic, isn’t it? Our friends and loved ones are always urging us to chill….

    Okay, so don’t chill. But hang in there, my darling. Some of your ancestors spent their lives out there on the rough waters, and at least one of them made it to age 101! Feel Vovo in your Portuguese blood, lending you some of the strength and endurance that helped him survive a century spent pulling up fish from the sea. He was crazy about you; Nana Fish told me so.

  3. You are in our thoughts and prayers…you have been placed on our prayer list…lots of prayers being said for you. Hope that you will soon be feeling better…stay strong in the fight.

  4. Terri Luanna, I loved your Mom, my dear sangha sister, and so I love you too. May you be healthy… may you be free from suffering… may you be warm! And may you know the joy of caring for your dear daughter for many years to come.

    Mary Wilson, Gabriola Island

  5. Hi Terri,
    I am a friend of Dori’s. Please know that the “Posse” is sending you good thoughts and best wishes that each day is a little less taxing and that you are on the road to recovery.
    You are always on our minds and in our hearts. Wishes for warmth coming your way.
    Anne

  6. Dear Terri,

    I’ve been gone a week – to London – and just got caught up on your blog. I’m so sorry to hear about your latest hard run. Please know I think about you every day and will be sending you another card this coming week.
    About London. I didn’t know i was going until a few days before my flights. She forgot to tell me. She just took me – to save dough – but I had a local rhythn section and 3 horns that were aces. She sang 2 songs on a TV show – the Jonathan Ross Show. I saw the interview he did with David Beckham. The latter celebrity is selling a line of underwear and modeling the line himself. Why not, he’s gorgeous! The banter on the host’s part was downright sophomoric, as you can imagine, embarrassing Beckham, and ending with the host mooning the audience!
    My love to you and Heron and Marisa!
    Aunt Kathy

  7. TL
    I hope today finds you feeling better.Don’t get discouraged. Get your rest and know that we are all praying and hoping you feel stronger soon. You have a whole Southcoast fan club pulling for you!!

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