B’s third chemo treatment was yesterday. It went off without a hitch, and the port access didn’t hurt him this time. In fact he didn’t feel the needle at all, which is wonderful. I don’t know if it was the way the nurse did it, or if it’s normal to not feel the poke after the wound has had a chance to heal. Either way, we were both really happy. His lab results came back really good as well.
Even though B’s actual treatment went really well, it was a difficult day for me. I was tired and feeling emotionally fragile for various reasons, and we ended up having to sit across from a crotchety elderly lady who talked to us (more like at us) nonstop for the duration of B’s treatment (about 5 hours). Under normal circumstances, this probably would have been irritating at worst, but yesterday it felt like pure torture. By the end of B’s treatment, I was absolutely frantic to leave and I felt upset by the experience for the rest of the day. Ugh.
One reason that I think I’ve been feeling so tired lately is that I haven’t been drinking enough water. I always have a hard time remembering to drink enough, and I think I’ve probably been getting an average of about one glass/ day for the last week or so. Not good. I used to be a lot better about drinking when we kept bottled water around the house, but those bottles are so wasteful and are costly as well, so we don’t do that anymore. I’ve tried toting a Nalgene around, but Nalgenes are so much clumsier and more inconvenient imo. So now I’m wondering if a narrower water bottle would do the trick. I notice that drinking water often helps relieve foggy-headedness and fatigue almost immediately, so clearly adequate hydration is worth a little extra effort.