Saturday morning coffee and afternoon pizza

This morning we awoke early, but I went back to sleep until nearly nine o’clock. Marvin made us coffee, and I stayed in bed relaxing and reading till late morning. It was a beautiful morning with a breeze coming in through our skylight. With the amount of fatigue I have had lately, it is hard to separate the causes, and in the end, it doesn’t really matter what the cause. It just matters that whatever my body is going through, the fatigue is just one of the side effects. I enjoyed the morning after the usual nausea waned. I have had some other side effects, so I am looking forward to getting through these two weeks post chemo.

The best part of the day was the coffee, the conversation and some good pizza this afternoon along with some root beer, which is something I have been craving for some weird reason. It started with the root beer float that I craved last week when Marvin made me a float at home with diet soda and sugar-free ice cream. My glucose readings have been back to a decent level since I have been out of the hospital, so I pay strict attention to my carbohydrate intake to keep that under control. When I had the Doxil® that one day, the Decadron® and fluids they gave me as part of the preparation for the chemo raised my glucose level for about 24 hours. After that it normalized. Since I do not take any kind of medication for my diabetes, I manage it strictly with diet. Exercise used to be part of the control, but I can’t say exercise is on my agenda any more. Maybe after I get past this introduction to the new chemo, that will change and I will be able to walk again. Heck, maybe I will even wear a pedometer to see whether I can rack up 1,000 steps in a day. Right now that number is about as likely as a marathon. But I have hope.

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11 responses to “Saturday morning coffee and afternoon pizza

  1. KEEP ON THINKING POSTIVE.THAT IS WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU I PRAY YOUR DAYS WILL GET BETTER AND BETTER

  2. You have hope, and I do to. Sounds like you had a nice day with Marvin. Hope you get more good days next week.Take care, Love and hug’s

  3. Yea! So glad that you had a better day today. Prayers that each day gets better and better for you.

  4. Roni (RaptorRapture)

    Glad you had a good day. For now, put the pedometer on your finger and let your fingers do the walking for you…here on the internet you can go anywhere and do anything your heart desires without setting one foot out of the bed! So, it’s perfect for you. You will get some strength back after the side effects wane a bit. Until then, enjoy the breeze, the view, the fine coffee, cold root beer (isn’t it funny how we get cravings like that!) and the pizza. Oh, and enjoy the love and hugs coming at you!

  5. P.S….I love your home….loft like living is wonderful…and your zebra head…is there a story to it?

  6. As each day passes post chemo…things will be better….one day at a time…I wish I could still drink coffee but I can’t anymore…love the smell of it…and everything that goes with it…now, it’s just decaf teas….some green tea…but it’s under control…GOD I MISS IT!!! 🙂 b-well
    love,
    joey~

  7. Claudia Sandrella Day

    Donna,
    I continue to read your blog daily and pray for you. I sent you an email last month and guess you didn’t see it. Please see the complete email sent on October 4. I post this as a hope and comfort to all, reminding us all of how much God loves us. God has given us free will and during our life each will make a choice either to accept Christ as our personal Saviour or not.This is a decision affecting eternity. Below is what the Bible tells us.
    Salvation is not a matter of performing an outward religious act but rather a matter of inward repentance for sin and receiving by faith God’s forgiveness and gift of eternal life. If you too will sincerely repent of your sins, you may trust that the blood of Jesus will cover all of your sins and that Christ’s righteousness will be imputed to you. God has promised in many places in the Bible that He will not refuse any who come to him in this way.
    I. ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR LOST CONDITION
    – Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
    – Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him (Jesus) the iniquity of us all.
    II. BELIEVE THE GOSPEL
    – Acts 16:31, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.
    – John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life…
    III. REPENT OF YOUR SINS -I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. -Romans 10:13 Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
    IV. RECEIVE CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR
    – John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    – Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
    – 1 John 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
    – Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

    Here is how you can receive Christ.
    1. Admit your need (I am a Sinner)
    2. Be willing to turn from sin (Repent)
    3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose again.
    4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit. (Receive Him as your personal Lord and Savior.)
    Simply pray:
    Dear Lord Jesus,
    I know that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I believe that your Son Jesus Christ died on the cross in my place and rose again, paying the penalty for all my sins. I want to turn away from sin. I now invite You to come into my heart and life as my own personal Savior. I am willing by your help to follow and obey Jesus Christ as the Lord of my life! Thank You for saving me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

    I look forward to meeting each of you in heaven.

    With love from Donna’s cousin Claudia

  8. Hi Donna! Good coffee, root beer and pizza. It sure sounds like a great day! Root beer floats were my greatest joy when I was very ill. Something about them that just hits the spot. My prayers have not stopped. They continue to come your way.

  9. Hi Donna! It sounds like a great day and I hope you are enjoying being in the moment especially as the nausea lifts. I hope for great days ahead as I continue to suspect this Halaven is a great choice for you! Here’s to great days, hugs and prayers! With love-Susan

  10. Donna, I didn’t know that you also have to contend with diabetes. It sounds as though you know your body signals well. It makes me so happy to read your blog and picture you having pizza and root-beer floats. The way you write creates such vivid word pictures. How wonderful that despite the challenges you have you seize the day. You are pretty wonderful!

  11. Donna, I love to read that you are eating pizza and root beer floats…hurray! Keep enjoying!

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