Saturday, December 27, 2008

Dec. 26

Dec. 26
Originally uploaded by Cancer Boy
Good old chemo brain. I completely forgot to update earlier. That's why today, in the spirit of a belated boxing day, you get two entries for the price of one! One now, one tonight! I'm all tingly with excitement.

Here's a quick run-down of this chemo experience:

- No nausea
- Little dizziness
- Much motion sickness
- Some drowziness
- Loss of feeling in left-hand index finger and thumb (eep.)

That's about it for chemo-related symptoms.

The cancer itch is still here. I scratched my ankle too hard the other night and broke the skin. That's no good.

Also, all that bacon I was eating last week is catching up with me. Hoo boy. Right to the thighs.

Actually, I was going to leave it at that, but wait, there's more! I weighed myself yesterday, and I was roughly 175lbs. (okay, 180, but I was wearing my boots and my big-ass leather coat). That puts me at 10 pounds heavier than when I started chemotherapy. I guess that's good. However, body image is not doing so well. I'm glad I don't look quite as emaciated anymore, but between feeling sluggish and useless, the stupid new haircut, and the weight-gain, I'm kinda really really looking forward to the spring and health and a gym membership.


Anonymous said...

Happy Holidaze to you, Armand! I found your blog from another site.

Don't want to make you blush or anything, but I think you are a cutie, hair cut and all.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!

---Emma Rose

Armand said...

Hehe, thank you, Emma Rose, thank you on both accounts.