Have finally started on the “Christmas” cards. Thanks to Colleen mushing the photos together. List is updated, so that is my project for the weekend.
I also had my usual Friday blood draw today. Easy yes. Tommy came with me and chatted with the lab staff as always. Everyone could hear him with me in the bathroom while I was trying to pee in a cup. That makes me crack up. They said, “He is a happy baby.” This, as I pushed the stroller out of the bathroom.
Then I dragged Tommy to Target to pick up some gifts. He was happily chatting and eating baby cheese puffs. He is so friendly.
My side effects are bugging me, but mildly. I have very clogged sinuses and my nose was bleeding more without Benadryl. But with the Benadryl, my nose gets overdry and blood crust. The Avastin is causing gum bleeding, but it seems to be worse when I eat sugar and if I use Listerine, it seems to stop. I will take the pain for 30 sec rather than a mouth full of blood. My fingers are wearing out. Steve took diaper duty as much as possible to give my hands a break. I could wear rubber gloves all the time, but yuck. The diarrhea is pretty well gone on the lower dose of Tarceva. I take about 4 Immodium a day; if I eat cheese or any real dairy, I take it with the meal too. Costco has it so cheap, 400 pills for $6.00!
Mostly what I need are salads and naps during the day.
Tom finally snuggled me, for a quick second twice today. Paco is teaching him. He does it well.