I deadheaded all the irises today and cut some more to bring inside. They make me feel so blessed, and I thank God for them.
Today was my 3rd day of the 7 day rest period. Each day my side effects are a little better. My feet still feel like they have blisters on them. I keep looking expecting to find blisters, but there are none. The hardest thing is taking a bath because my feet can't take the heat and the rest of me can't take the cool water. I have a little stool in the tub to put my feet out of the water, but that is so uncomfortable, too. I just have to rush through the bath. Then it's really tricky standing up to get out of the tub. I'm so glad we have gripper bars to help me balance.
I have a new side effect, I think. My tongue has been sore for about 4 days; I thought it was because I was using so many cough drops to keep from coughing my head off at school. Today I haven't used a single cough drop and my tongue is more sore than ever. Also the inside of my lips are raw. It's a common side effect of this chemo and I can't really blame the cough drops anymore. I've used cough drops over the years and never got a sore tongue or lips. It's not something I can't accept, though. It could be worse.
I'm sure happy that this chemo gives me a 7 day rest off the chemo to allow my body to rebuild and repair from all the damage that the chemo does to the good cells. I sure hope it's getting after those cancer cells!
Happy May, everyone!