Sunday, January 9, 2011

Taking It Easy....

Thursday and Friday after chemo were really uneventful.  I felt well and enjoyed work.  Those 240 little 4 and 5 year olds keep me going, I just love them.

Saturday was another story.....  The nausea hit hard and heavy.  Nothing really set well and as a result I didn't eat too much all day.  I can tolerate pain so much better than I can nausea.  Smells really have an effect on me.  Coffee smells horrible, and I LOVE coffee.  Really strange.  I just laid as still as I could, eating soda crackers and sipping water, napping when I could.  It was a really looooong day.

I woke up this morning feeling good, my stomach grumbling.  Pancakes (of all things) sounded so good.  My sweet Bryan went immediately and got me some.  I have to say, they were the best pancakes ever.  A baked potato with mac n'cheese for lunch and I'm still feeling good, thank goodness.  My hair is hanging on tight, I haven't noticed any on my pillow yet.

It would be great if this was as bad as it is going to get but I know I'm just fooling myself.  I haven't had any of the bone pain they kept warning me about so maybe it won't be too bad.  I'll just try to take it one day at a time.  I have to admit that when I was laying there sick Saturday, 6 months of this was overwhelming to me.  I'll keep you posted.


  1. Sorry that several days have past since you posted this and there is no comment. I tried several times to leave a note here and it wouldn't go through!!!!! I'm here praying for you, and thinking back to those days of terrible tastes, disappointing cups of coffee, etc. It got down to cream of wheat cereal and chicken noodle soup for me. And yes, pancakes, of all things. The more simple the food, the better it tasted. I did have lots of indigestion --- felt like a firey brick in my gut all the time. Prilocec took pretty good care of that. Don't dwell of the 6 months!!!!! It's one day at a time. And when it's all over, it will be behind you. Waiting to hear how you are doing!!!!!

  2. Take one day at a time-baby steps if you need to.Kiddos do have a way to our hearts and they will help you get through each day. Eat what sounds good to you. Maybe a milkshake will help. Oh you are so lucky to have sweet Bryan. I wish you both much love. I loves ya. Gale