Friday, January 06, 2006

The day after

This has probably been one of the worst Chemo’s that I’ve had in a long time. I went to bed early last night. Anne and I had our prayers as soon as dinner was over and I just crashed out, she stayed up late studying. There is just one more day for her exam. Both Tripti and Anne are nervously prancing around the house unsure of what last minute heroic attempts to make at scratching knowledge from their books!
Anyway I was hoping a long sleep would have helped the feeling of being nauseated, feeling tired but woke up feeling just the same. The Drug Methotrexate acts on rapidly dividing cells like all chemo, but this causes a lot of mucosal ulceration. My mouth and throat are all feeling raw; the effects of this chemo go on until I “rescue” it after 24 hours with a medicine called Folinic acid. This stops the action of Methotrexate from doing too much damage to my healthy tissue as well. Just ate my first one a few hours ago.
Tomorrow is my first class with Dr. Prathap and Dr. Benjamin for the Cochrane study. Wish I wasn’t feeling this bad a day before, I mean I’ve sailed through so many Chemo’s and been walking 3 rounds around the campus before, now I have a bad Chemo day before my class. Hope things clear up soon. I hope if I sleep it off and eat enough of my anti nausea pills I should get through this one soon. “The righteous shall live by faith” that was my mornings reading from Galatians. I have faith that this will soon be over, bad chemo day or not!
A picture of our sit out in our room, where Anne and I read at times.


Phil Dillon, Prairie Apologist said...


You are in the prayers of oour church family here in Emporia, Kansas. Keep hope alive during this difficult time!

In Christ!

ET said...

Hey Tarun
Hang in there.
With faith you can move mountains. And youve got that faith alright!
take care and get loads of sleep.Hope you feel better soon.
ET (no, not the extra terrestrial!)ps. Good luck to Anne and tripti.

Tarun Jacob said...

Thanks all.
Am feeling so much better - just had dinner (rice, corned beef made in the special way my mom makes it) and I am already feeling tons better. Must be all the prayer!

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Do you believe in Jesus Christ?
And do you believe in miracles?

I pray for your total healing and recovery.

God bless.

Carlos ("Carl") said...

I'm finding a lot of help reading your blog, Tarun. You're my guide along the road, being a couple of months further along this NHL journey than I am - especially so, now that I've learned for sure that chemo is in my future as well.

Sorry to hear about the bad chemo day. "I can do all things through him who strengthens me."