Today is the 5th and last day of my 2nd round of chemo. I've been at the hospital from around 8 to around 2 everyday this week, and it has gone fairly smoothly. Different friends have stopped by everyday to keep me company and eat lunch with me. I was initially worried about getting bored and having nothing to do, but I've come across the opposite. I can't say I've been able to help out my friend and labmate Ray with any of the work I asked him to throw my way. I haven't had much "free" time in between talking to friends, watching the occasional episode, and frequent naps.
The need to nap has been the biggest side effect of this round. My sleeping patterns are hit and miss with 2 or 3 naps a day, falling asleep at 8 pm, waking up at 4 am, and followed by a nap from 6 to 7 am. I had been feeling pretty good after treatment, and had been going to lab after I get done. I ended up laying down and taking a nap in lab instead yesterday, so I'm taking it easy today and going home after to clean up my place. I might even do my taxes.
Hair loss has also been steadily increasing. I've taken it down to an eighth of an inch from the half inch pictures I recently put up. Bald spots have been popping up as well which I'm still getting used to. Shaving was also a breeze this morning taking a whole minute to clean up what scruff I have left.
I'm looking forward to being done today, getting the tube which has been hooked up to my port all week taken off, and not smelling like chemo all the time. My last intermission was nice, and I'm happy to end this week by to starting a new one.