Another great sewing day

August 11, 2017 Friday

I slept well last night except that I woke up several times with “almost leg cramps” that never really developed but certainly seemed like they were going to develop.  They never got painful but were annoying anyway.  I woke up and got dressed so that I would be ready to meet the mailman at door to sign for the certified letter with the lump sum payment from the cancer insurance company.  I’ve done this every day this week, but he showed up today – my payment has arrived.  Goodbye credit card debt!!

After I got back home from depositing that check, I started sewing again.  Today I finished two more blocks and cut out three more for tomorrow.  I am really making progress on this quilt.  I think I need to get a lot done before my third chemo treatment next Thursday because I expect I’ll not have a lot of energy after that for a while.

This evening a group of us went to Cleveland TN to eat at a cafe that specializes in tomato pie.  All the other girls ordered that and loved it.  I am something of a picky eater and tomato pie just did not sound good to me so I ordered and enjoyed a hot dog.  It really was good.  Of course, the best part of my meal was the coconut pie – I had been looking forward to that all week long.  Then I enjoyed a coconut truffle – never had one before – it was delicious.  I will hate to see the scale tomorrow morning!!

As far as side effects, I guess I’m just not having any.  My feet and ankles are still swollen but I expect that’s from all the sitting while I’m sewing.  Course, I have to stand up and walk to the ironing board quite often, but I do sit at the machine and applique using the buttonhole stitch for long stretches of time.  I do still have a real tendency toward diarrhea and that probably is related to the chemo.

Morning weight – 216.2


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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