September 16, 2017 Saturday
I had trouble getting to sleep last night so it was late when I finally got to sleep. I did wake up a little earlier today, 10:00. It’s still later than I prefer though so I’ll try for earlier tomorrow. I had a nice grilled ham and cheese sandwich for breakfast – I love those things. I also had one for supper.
Sadly, I will run out of bread, ham and cheese tomorrow and I don’t plan to buy any more any time soon. I sure will miss them.
I did some house cleaning today, nothing drastic, just some things that needed to be done. I really need to start wrapping those Christmas presents soon because they are almost all here. It’ll happen sometime soon, I’m sure.
Then, I went out and got my older truck, cranked it up and drove it around the neighborhood just to kind of charge it up. Then I drove it into the back yard to get those limbs that Irma knocked down as she went by. There were a few more limbs than I was expecting but I managed to get them all up.
I emptied the truck at the edge of the front yard, knowing that the city will pick them up next Wednesday. Then I swept the ants out of the truck bed and put the truck back up. By then I was trembling and sweating and I don’t mean glistening in a nice way. I was sweating. I went inside and sat for a while in the cool house, but I continued to tremble and sweat for quite a while. After some time, I stopped shaking but I continued to sweat for more than an hour – it was really pretty strange. When you are bald, it seems that the sweat is more noticeable or something. I hate wiping my head and my hand dripping with wetness!!
I fixed yesterday’s chicken breast after a long time of cooking and added rice. It was yummy and the pepper I added was not overwhelming. After lunch, I rested. I was really, really tired from the limb work and I rested the rest of the afternoon – I had a nice long nap even and felt better then. When it was almost dark, I decided to mow the back yard. Everything went well until the mower ran out of gas!! So, I went and got gas and finished mowing – it was hard to tell what needed mowing still since it was basically dark, but I think I got it all. Then I was tired again!!! I certainly did not do any more work this evening. I never did any sewing or cutting at all today and I had planned to do some. Maybe tomorrow.
So I felt pretty good when I got up, felt terrible after working in the yard, felt better after napping and then felt bad after mowing. Overall, I just overdid it. I did not do any walking at all today, except in the yard. I did have diarrhea, as usual, but otherwise I did not really have any other side effects of the chemo. Except for one little thing. I haven’t mentioned it before, but in the last couple of months I have had a few strange colored bruises on my arms. I never bruise, generally. I asked a nurse about it once when I was at the oncologist’s office and she said it might be from the chemo. Today, I got another bruise on my arm and I expect it was from the work with the limbs, but I don’t remember any time when my arm was hit. I guess I just bruise a little more easily with the chemo in my blood.
Morning weight – 218.4