Shot 36 is in my system as of Friday evening. 3/4 of the way through. 12 shots (3 boxes) left to go. Woo Hoo!!! (mathematically interesting to me because of all the base-3 and base-4 numbers involved... interesting patterns and symmetry). I think I mentioned early on that I pay attention to numbers, particularly when measuring a drawn-out process like this... Shot 36 is one I've definitely been looking forward to.
I've finally hit a meaningful side, too. Well, I suppose it's all in how you look at it... I'm still not getting any of the body aches, headaches or fatigue, and my hair and mood seem to be holding steady. However, between the treatment and the cold weather we've been having here in Seattle, my face has gotten annoyingly dry, flaky and prone to springing leaks (blood) at random, regardless of the battery of moisturizers and topical medications I've been throwing at it. I would love to personally thank the person who invented the styptich pencil! (I use it frequently to stop the random leaks, which are very similar to shaving nicks)
Also, the corners of my mouth have gotten particularly dry and prone to cracking and bleeding... and the area has developed small patches of yellowish flaky skin. It's pretty gross. My significant other assures me it's hardly noticeable, but it drives me nuts... vanity is definitely one of my weaknesses.
I guess I don't have too much cause to bitch, though. Most of my blogging and hepC forum buddies are having a much rougher go of it than I am, and are at an earlier stage in the treatment calendar. My heart definitely goes out to them... I wish I could pick up and carry some of the burden since mine seems so light.
Speaking of fellow bloggers, I had a nice chat with my man Jason in the UK (shouts out to ya, Jae) this morning. Wish I could make it to the UK for the get-together they're arranging on the support forum, but ah well... maybe another time!
Anyhow, that's about all I have to say for today. Gotta go get my monthly labs drawn tomorrow... whoopee! Oh well, at least my holiday shopping is done and I can spend the next couple of weeks getting into the spirit.