Well, it’s been a week of experiences, hence not much writing for me lately.
Petite post today, but I wanted to keep going and let folks know what’s going on.
Wow – so radio-embolization – that was a trip.
It was kind of sold to me as easier than chemo, and to be fair, by next week, it may be- I feel much better now.
But that knocked me on my can way harder than chemo ever did. I kept falling asleep as soon as I got home, and didn’t get enough food or water because I just kept sleeping – and then by the end of the next day, the abdominal pain and nausea hit, and I was doubled over again, unable to stand up straight when I went in for my follow up Weds.
My onco and nurse took one look at me and said “She looks dry” “Yeah, we should admit her at least til we get her fluids up. We’re gonna see if we can straighten out your bowels and do something about that pain, too.
I was happy to get admitted – I knew I needed to eat or drink, but I couldn’t manage it, and I was scared of what my bowels would do to me next if I did eat – dietary recommendations didn’t seem to make a difference. There just wasn’t room for anything but swollen liver in my midsection.