Monday was a long day. Around noon, I went to the clinic to see a doctor to get my flu shot, get a referral letter for my glaucoma specialist, and to have my lungs checked as I had some type of cold or infection last month. My flu shot was painless, but my arm is still sore. I also napped alot during Monday and Tuesday which may be related to the flu shot or side effects from my cancer.
Afterwards I got my monthly blood test. I used to have blood tests every 3 months just prior to an appointment with my cancer specialist. However, if you recall, as my cancer number spiked in September, I now have monthly blood tests. If my levels spike again, I will go back on chemo treatment. I wasn’t even thinking when I got my blood test that I should have done it before my flu shot. Don’t know how I messed that up.
I called my cancer specialist on Tuesday to let him know about my flu shot and that I’d had my blood test the day before. I will go back on chemo treatment this month if my cancer levels spike, which seems likely as I’ve experienced severe side effects such as headaches and fatigue this Fall.
Although I expect my 4th chemo treatment to slow me down, I’m staying positive, using photography to share my everyday life. I’m focused on minimising stress as I deal with my cancer and related side effects.