A bad back day

September 20, 2017 Wednesday

I slept well last night and then got up at 7:40 this morning.  Life is much more active for me in Roswell than in Dalton and that’s a good thing.  When I bent over to pull on my jeans, something in my back kind of slid to the side and I was in PAIN!!!  This has happened before and I’m sure it will again but it always hurts for a while when this happens.  I took lots of Motrin today and I expect I will tomorrow also.  I have kept moving and stretching my back but I also sit down when needed and rest my back.

I wasn’t nearly as active today because of my back but I still had lots of fun with the kids.  They are SO cute!!!!  I LOVE being around them.  But I had to come back to Dalton since I have lab and Blockheads (a sewing group) tomorrow.  I took more Motrin before the drive but could barely walk once I got home so had to take more pills.

Once I was back in Dalton, I got food for Blockheads and for my dinner tonight and then came home.  I’ve rested since then and plan to get to bed soon.  Got a busy day tomorrow so I need to be as rested as I can.

I’ve had diarrhea today, of course, and I’ve had lots of runniness  with my nose and eyes – I guess something is blooming that even my Benedryl and the other sinus medicine (can’t remember because of chemo brain!!  That’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it!!) can’t handle.  I don’t know if it’s the sinus thing (I think it is) or chemo, but I’ve been light-headed several times today.  I don’t like that feeling, but maybe it’ll go away soon.  I have been quite thirsty today but maybe that’s sinus problems too.  Who knows.

I did have my pre-surgery interview today over the phone so that’s done.  I don’t know how I’ll go from midnight until afternoon with NO water or liquids.  I guess I’ll do it on the day of surgery but I am certain I will not be happy about it.  Poor Sue will have to listen to me complain!!!!  I think she is so considerate that she will not be drinking water in front of me.  She’s just like that.



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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