Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chemo Round 2

Yesterday was my second round of chemo. the procedure was the same as last time, I spend the morning on the chemo ward and was home by lunch time. As expected the side effects are strong for the first few days. I slept most of the afternoon yesterday and went to bed early.
This morning I had my radiation at 8:00 and went back to bed by 8:40 where I slept till 11:30. I was trying to hydrate a bit and drank a large glass of water follow by some smoothie like juice hat was supposed to be my lunch. I threw both up about 5 minutes later. All that effort for nothing.
I don't feel great, so I 'm hoping that his day will pass by sleeping and resting.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Olaf. I can't imagine how you feel. This will be but a memory soon. Stay strong and keep fighting. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Not that it matters but that was me - kevin. I suck at these messages.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Olaf! Habe erst heute von deinem Blog erfahren. Denke aber oft an dich seid dem ich weiß wie es dir geht. Wünsche dir alles Gute und Gottes Segen deine Cousine Claudia

Laura said...

It probably matters to Angela Kevin. Imagine if your name was Bambi or something.

David&Delpine said...

Salut Olaf, Corentin, Julie, Delphine et moi sommes de tout coeur à tes côtés. Nous t'accompagnons par nos pensées dans cette épreuve. Continues à te battre comme tu le fais et nous irons courir ensemble lors de ta prochaine venue chez nous !

Nolan said...

Nausea is just about the worst feeling there is (I'm sure there are women who've had children out there that would heartily disagree with that) and I hate that you have to go through that.

Thinking of you a lot here at the studio.

hannahbanana said...

Wish I had a cure for naseau - but it's the cancer cure that's making you sick - don't want to interfere with that - do we?? Hang in there my friend. A year from now - when you are out training for an upcoming marathon - you will have forgotten how horrible you feel today. Hugs. Elaine

gina said...

Oh, Olaf, I wish I could take away the lousy feelings. Try to think sunny thoughts! :-)

Anonymous said...

welp maestro...i'm 40 today. wooo. i am a fan of your work and am a fellow musician/composer out west. i've been following your blog these past weeks and can i say, how much i marvel at how quickly you've become part of my day? your journey IS as scary to read and think about as it must be for you to write it. i just wanted very much to say that i think that the power and courage you've imparted in reaching out to others thru what must seem a most bizarre chapter for you has, and likely, is, impacting others by bringing out what i think is the truest and the best in all humans. so...i'm going to choose to embrace this bday instead of dreading it. it is indeed a fine day to be 40, to be able to extend a hand to a colleague and his family in friendship. ps. i can't believe that crazy les paul story. CRAZY! lizh

Anonymous said...

Olaf! Werner Thiessen hier! I am sorry to hear that the effects of chemo + radiation are kicking in. I arrive in Winnipeg Sunday and am very excited to see you. I will give you a call early next week and see when is best to pop by for a visit. I realize your family is in, so you will be busy with family. But I will be there till Sept 5th. I remember you getting that guitar!!! See you soon. Love, Vern