Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - Yucky Day

Hey Bloggy,

Well, we knew we were going to hit one and today was it... they Yuck! Day. Yep... 4 days later and the chemo effects take hold in the way of a very queasy tummy and everything that comes with an upset tummy. I realize that this is the chemo starting to reach out and destroy cells... and this is why we are going through this, but I really don't care for queasy tummies :)

Also, today's concern was that my blood pressure was still way too high. So, what to do, what to do. First, get the queasy tummy under control. I took one of the "take every 8 hours as needed" anti-nausea pills but it didn't really kick in. So, more drastic measures... a puff or two of medicinal herb and that seemed to do the trick. Now I could get myself up in the monsoon rains to the doctor, my GP.

He was not surprised that my BP was up... after all, this is a very stressful time to be going through, there's no getting around that reality. It's just a matter of me accepting that and then working on various relaxation techniques. But, he did want me to go back on the Vasotec 5mg because he said that Blood Pressure is something we can control and there's no need to be playing with it being high.

Tonight, the BP did come down... not quite to where I want it, but it is down, and that's without the Vasotec. So, I'm holding off taking it until I see what it is in the morning. The last two mornings it has been high, but if it's lower tomorrow morning, then I may hold off on the Vasotec.

Other than that... not much to report today. The weather was horrid... downpour all day! It's not overly cold, just wet, wet, wet... and more wet! March is going to go on record of being the wettest one in years!




Kkaye76 said...

Hey Cheryl!! :wave: I hope today is better than the last few.. and you've got the quesies done with.. Just wanted to letcha know that you were on my mind, and in my prayers...
Hugs Friend!!!

Melinda said...

Thinking of you... glad to hear you are getting the queasiness under control. Hope the blood pressure comes down. Relax, relax, relax!
Luv Mel (hugs)