I took it easy today because tomorrow I am resuming my chemo and also have an appointment at the medical center early at eight o’clock, a time that no longer resonates well with my energy levels. I used to be an up-and-at-’em-early woman, but those days seem far in my distant past. Now, I crawl around here like a slug until around nine or ten. It will be an interesting morning, to say the least.
Finally, I am able to make myself something quick, like soup, in the microwave, so I managed that today. I figured the liquid meal would do me good for my continued attempts to hydrate myself. This is quite an accomplishment because all of the wobbling around up to this point has made it a big risk to do anything at the kitchen counter while standing up. Today I managed that, with the heavy breathing, of course, but I managed it nonetheless. Every little step means something to me at this point. I am still quite short of breath when I do anything more than a few steps, so I am not sure I am going to be able to walk into the infusion center tomorrow. We will see, and, as always, I am not unwilling to try.
No other news except that the regular visits with my home health care nurse are going well twice a week. She takes good care of me, and the company is very efficient in getting the supplies delivered to me on time. I was glad that the hospital staff took my advice this time and recalled the same service that I had previously. It is nice to feel comfortable with people who are coming into one’s home to deliver care.
Our weather continues to be dreary with a rain system hanging over us for a few days, making it cooler and wetter than normal. It doesn’t affect me much as I am inside, anyway. I did not hear the pleasant pitter patter of the rain today on our roof and skylights, though, so I don’t think it rained that much.5 6 7 8 © 2004–12 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.