(19-02-18) General Updates

TESTS

Tomorrow morning, Dr. Godinez is taking me to the local hospital to get an MRI and a CT scan. Dr. Rubio, Sr. said it’s a little early to be looking at tests, but he does want to show me whether my tumor sizes are reducing. We know from the TNF levels that the amount of tumor activity is decreasing, but tumor sizes is another way to show progress (plus, I think that results from those kinds of tests are in a language that more people [like American doctors] can relate to).

EATING

Eating has become a problem. Two things are contributing to this. First, I am getting so pumped up with liquids for 8-16 hours a day that my stomach always feels full. Secondly, the only time I ever go #2 here is when they give me weekly enemas or when I’m having side effects from chemo. So, everytime I eat, my stomach feels like it’s about to explode, yet no relief comes. Today, for example, I skipped breakfast AND lunch. The only thing I ate before dinner was a handful of almonds and six spoonfuls of prune yogurt. 5:00 was my first meal – boiled vegetables, brown rice, half an avocado, salad, and cuachalate tea – and now I am rocking myself back and forth in fetal position because my stomach hurts so much. I’m thinking about fasting for a couple of days to see if that helps. Probably not because as soon as I put another meal in my belly it’s just going to cause pain again. I have been feeling like a beached whale for the last 2+ weeks now, though, and I need a solution that goes beyond weekly enemas.

VACCINES

I will now get the second electromagnetic vaccine on Wednesday. In the meantime, Dr. Rubio, Sr. is upping the dose of the other vaccines by 1,000 CC’s. Now that my body has been routinely introduced to them, it’s time to step up the battle. He warned me that I will get flu-like symptoms this week/weekend.

BLOOD & SHOTS

They started giving me shots to up my white blood cell activity. Also, my hemoglobin level is a little low – nothing too serious, just at a 10 when a normal level would be 12. Dr. Rubio, Sr. didn’t seem worried.

Author: breastcancerat35

I was diagnosed with Stage 3C Invasive Breast Cancer in October/November, 2015. This blog is my way to process my experience and allow my loved ones to have ongoing updates about my journey.

4 thoughts on “(19-02-18) General Updates”

  1. @crystallanning – It means a lot to my vanity that you said that because I feel DISGUSTING. My entire body is just plumped up from all the liquids, to the point where I grimace every time I look at my fat cheeks in the mirror. I almost didn’t post that one picture of me and Estela at the taqueria because of how fat I look. I have to remind myself multiple times every single day right now that the purpose of being here is to get healthy … and while healthy in AZ looks like tanned skin and an active gym body, healthy here looks like nutrients blowing up and stretching out my body for a couple months. People have been telling me for years that my body image issues are a little extreme, and now I am coming face to face with that reality.

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