Some Ugly Truths

I had my fifth chemotherapy treatment Wednesday. Every three weeks, I receive regular chemo and then, because of the location of my tumor, I receive intrathecal chemo, in my spinal cord. So maybe it's more accurate to say I had my ninth and 10th chemo treatments Wednesday. A friend asked me yesterday how I am feeling. I decided to expand on my usual one-word answer of "Okay." My energy is starting to wane, I'm losing urinary control and my taste buds are starting to shut down. Experience tells me that all of this will worsen and last through next week. Ninety-six hours of anti-nausea medicine is part of my chemo regimen so I won't start to feel nauseous 'til early next week; then I'll have t