A nice day today

July 24, 2017 Monday

I slept well last night and woke up in plenty of time to get to my sewing group, Dudettes, at 9:00. My mouth felt strange all day long and that pesky little mouth sore was right back where it is about half the time, but at least it’s quite small. I had a good day sewing, got quite a bit done but certainly did not push myself to get too much done. I got home a little earlier than usual, feeling like a little nap would be great before having dinner with book club friends and watching Casablanca with them.  However, I just couldn’t fall asleep and headed on to the dinner and movie.

It was a really fun evening with the girls. Dinner was wonderful and I really enjoyed the movie, at least what I saw of it. I did fall asleep for the time they were in Paris, but I was figured out what happened while they were there. Ingrid Bergman certainly was beautiful. I’m glad I finally got to see most of the movie – I had seen the ending several times and now I understand what happened.

I came on home and chose fabrics for a quilt I’ve been wanting to make for a long time. It’s an appliqué quilt and I really like doing that kind. I will be doing all machine appliqué on it because it would hurt my hands too much to do hand appliqué. It won’t be a fast process but I think it will be rewarding.

I’ve felt good all day in spite of my mouth issues, but I’ve been sluggish all day. My right ankle has been feeling very swollen for several days but when I look at it, it’s not swollen at all!!!  Strange, I know. I still have not lost any hair – maybe I won’t. Course, I’m still not growing any of those horrible, tough chin hairs either.

I do plan to go to the pool tomorrow but I expect I will cover up more than I have been doing – I don’t want to get burned again. Tomorrow will be the last day before I start taking steroid pills in preparation for the 2nd chemo treatment on Thursday. Then more fun can begin again!!

morning weight – 213.2

Author: melaniesjourneythroughcancer

I am a retired teacher who was recently diagnosed with triple negative ductal breast cancer. I decided to write this blog to record the actions and emotions that occur as I make this journey through the cancer experience.

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