* I started another four-day round of chemo last night. From Thursday to Sunday, I will have a different chemo drug each night (based on the four drugs that my blood tested positive for my first week here).
* Bathroom symptoms have already started, after just one round. Poor Estela … not gonna be fun for her, sharing a room with me this weekend. Guess we’ll find out just how deeply our friendship bond can withstand hours of vomiting and shitting!
* This week, I continued to get the two generic vaccines (DK-25 and DK-27), as well as the specialty dendritic vaccine.
* I will get another round of the electromagnetic vaccine on Monday.
* I had another one yesterday. This time, it was straight up coffee – no shark cartilage or shitake mushrooms included. This third one wasn’t as bad; I guess my body is adjusting. It’s not something I am currently willing to do as part of my home program once I leave here, but I stopped putting up a fight to get them during my stay, on an as-needed, once-a-week basis.
* On Wednesday, I got oxygen shots in both my knees, as well as my lower back. Two days later, there is no pain or tightness in any of those spots. I still can’t believe a remedy as simple as this is not being utilized in the States.
* I also got an oxygen shot yesterday in my right hip. My hip seems to be fine at this point, from the replacement surgery back in December. I can’t jog or anything yet (not that I’d want to!), but all my other basic functions – walking, crouching, kneeling, lunging – have returned to a normal state. Maybe I *will* get to crush Tyler again on the racquetball court after all!
(warning: ugly picture below)
* That blister that showed up on my right breast on Monday is being addressed. Dr. Rubio, Sr. lanced it on Monday and again yesterday.
* Dr. Rubio, Sr. said the blister was probably caused by a number of factors: being out in the sun for an hour and a half, responding to the magnet vaccine, and possibly getting burned from the cabbage therapy. The thing with the cabbage makes sense. There isn’t a lot of sensation in the breast area now after all those surgeries, so if the cabbage was too hot on that part of my skin, I might not have noticed.
* I am using an oxygen treatment in my room 2-3 times a day to help it heal. According to Dr. Rubio, Sr., oxygen is just as good as an antibiotic for the healing process – just without the side effects of a drug.
* Looking at it is gross. When I think about all the trauma my chest has endured just to try to look “normal” with breasts, my heart hurts a little.