Friday, November 23, 2012

A Blur

OMG! I can't believe it's been a week since my first chemo! Seven days - a blur.

I started getting a cold the day after and I'm still coughing.  In addition to this cold I was nauseous and had to take meds that made me groggy. Today is the first day I haven't felt like barfing. Going to work on Monday was out of the question. I planned on going Tuesday and made several attempts - got a shower, rested. Got dressed - rested. Ate a bite of toast - rested. Got back into pj's - rested. Richard took me to work on Wednesday. I was there long enough to check the email and visit with my students and friend, Ellen. It was so good to get those hugs!

Wednesday evening my sister, Carol, and niece came over for a pajama party. We watched movies and ate junk food (phenergan helped keep it down).

We all awoke to the delicious aroma as Richard prepared his perfect turkey. There were plenty of hands to help get all of the remaining dishes ready for a Thanksgiving feast. I was tuckered out and had to nap while everyone enjoyed dessert. I have so much to be thankful for and it was wonderful having our family together.

We've been checking my temperature often. It's been hovering between normal and 100.3. The problem is that if it reaches 100.5 then I have to go to the emergency room because an infection is extremely dangerous for someone with decreased white blood cells. Last night, just as Katie and Richard were planning their Black Friday shopping spree, my temperature was 100.4. I took Tylenol, drank water and we checked every 15 minutes. Tommy and Katie finally decided to go shopping without Richard as he stayed home to take care of his patient.

It's been 98.6 all day!

I sure appreciate all the hugs received by mail, virtual and in person. I am so lucky to have so many people who love me. Here, I am sending one back to you! ((HUG))