Thursday, January 13, 2011

Roller Coaster

Everything I read before I started chemo mentioned having good days and bad days, and fatigue.  Being a very high-energy person, I really never experienced fatigue before so I wasn't exactly sure what that would feel like.  Well, what "they" say is true.  It's crazy how different I feel from one day to the next.  Yesterday I was so weak, hungry, tired and COLD.  I had the strongest craving for pot roast.... I couldn't shake the craving.  I don't know if my blood counts were down and I needed protein or just what it was, but I couldn't get pot roast out of my head.  I found a local restaurant that had pot roast on their menu and picked an order up after school.  It was the BEST meal I've ever had, isn't that funny.  Then I crawled up in my lounger with piles of covers trying to get warm.  I was so tired and achy, praying I wasn't getting sick.  I finally gave up and went to bed about 7:30-8:00.  Today I feel absolutely WONDERFUL..... strong, warm, happy, great appetite.  Isn't that crazy..... I now know what it means to take one day at a time.

P.S.- the hair is still hanging on for dear life, ha ha ha. 


  1. Hey babe, I am keeping up with you. Things are funny sometimes from one day to the next. Hang in there, prayers are coming your way. Love ya.

  2. I'm so glad you woke up strong,warm, happy and hungry!! I am Praising God for that!! I hope you sleep well and wake up the same way again tomorrow!!

  3. Hungry is good!!!!! And I LOVED the story about the hair! I did wear a chemo hat throughout the "bald" period, only because it seemed that I felt sooooooo cold without it. But as I started getting my hair back, I felt I looked like a marine and wouldn't take the hat off. It wasn't until one of the ladies at the cancer center asked to see how much hair had grown in, hugged me, and told me I was beautiful. That changed everything, and I never wore the hat again. Amazing how a word of encouragement and a hug can mean so much!!!!! Pot roast!!!! I craved hot dogs!!!!