Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Not have been the best idea, maybe

The Pamidronate infusion and de-access went well on Monday. Whew! I've been pretty tired since I got it but that's normal.

I had the chance to get the flu shot today and I took it. I'm supposed to get it each year anyways and getting it earlier is better. Of course the flu shot isn't without side effects - it leaves me tired and physically sore for a few days afterward.

So, umm, I guess it shouldn't have surprised me that this morning's flu shot, on top of Monday's Pamidronate, knocked me out all afternoon.

There's a part of me that wishes I'd been able to have more time between the Pamidronate and the flu shot. The fact that I was knocked out for the entire afternoon - and I'm still tired, feeling a little nauseous, and starting to feel a bit achy - tells me that the next couple of days are going to be less than productive. I'd kind of hoped to get some sewing or pattern work or jewelry done (yes, I have an idea or two about new pieces that I'd like to make) but I think I'm going to have to adjust my expectations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Chantelle,

If Tylenol won't interfere with any of your other meds, I've got a suggestion to help prevent that achy tiredness next year. When I used to work in the hospital they gave out Tylenol to everybody when we got our flu shots. I gather the idea is that by taking the Tylenol right away, before you start feeling icky, it helps to stop that reaction from starting. It also prevents your arm from swelling so you don't get that sore arm some people do after the shot. We use the same trick on Josh when he gets his baby vaccinations and it works great on him -- I always take the tylenol to the doctors office and rarely get the crankiness that some other moms complain about.

The hospital also gave out chocolate bars when we got our flu shots. That doesn't help much with the soreness but it does make you feel better regardless!

Hope you do feel better in a day or two.

Anne Marie