I started this back on March 15. This is NOT current. Here's hoping May is a better month.
So... This past week has been exhausting. I woke up three days in a row with nausea and vertigo, both were untouched by the antinausea meds I had on hand from chemo. Each day after three hours or so the nausea eased and I could do what I needed, if anything. I tried drinking more fluids and other things to try to forestall the nausea but no success. Friday night I skipped one of my cancer pills - I had been taking both cancer meds at 6 PM - and I took it Saturday morning instead. I've kept on with the split schedule but I can't believe after three and a half months that taking the drugs together was an issue.
I've been super low energy since then and trying to shake a cough. I have no fever or other symptoms just a nagging cough and no energy.
I tried drinking more fluids and more electrolytes in April, and it turned out the electrolytes didn't help but I was indeed dehydrated most mornings. I now try to drink water at night and all through the day, but a couple glasses in the evening.
Well I made it to May, got through three "Big Sit" competitions and a dispersed team Big Day for the Great Texas Birding Classic. I hope to be on 3 of the top 4 Big Sit teams for the Lower Texas Coast area. I did the dispersed big day from 5 AM to 7 PM though most of my teammates (dispersed across Texas) did much longer days looking for birds. I drove 325 miles and have no idea how many species I saw, I was trying to find certain species between rain and wind storms.
March ended with a lot of morning nausea and lethargy, and April started the same way. It was really the last two weeks of April that saw my energy levels come back. I still tire easily, have trouble standing for any time, and melt in the heat. But I have some mental clarity returning and I'm trying to catch up on obligations.