A tiring day

September 21, 2017 Thursday

I woke up this morning after having some very tiring dreams involving moving plants in a greenhouse?!?!?!?!?!  I got to thinking about it and I think I did not have many, if any, dreams during chemo and certainly none while I was taking NyQuil for my coughing, but I have had quite a few dreams in the past few nights since I quit taking NyQuil.  Just thought I’d mention that.

My back did not hurt when I got up but by the time I was dressed and getting ready to leave for Blockheads, the pain was back.  The pain has gotten worse as the day has moved on and the more I move, the worse it is.  I have taken some Motrin during the day and that may have helped some.

I appreciated the girls carrying all my stuff into Martha’s house and then carrying it back out to the truck at the end of my time there.  I really enjoyed our time together, looking at each other’s quilts, looking at other quilts we might like to make, talking, laughing and having a wonderful  lunch that we all contributed to creating.  It was a really nice day.

I went to lab after Blockheads and my numbers were a little high but the nurse said they had noticed that my numbers are high one week and then low the next – seems they do that consistently.  She said that since it’s a regular pattern, it’s okay and she’d see me next week.  Fine with me.

Then I went to Longhorn to have dinner with the travel girls.  We had a nice dinner but I ate too much.  I ate too much lunch and too much supper.  That’s not good because I am too full now and I’d really rather not be.

Then I headed home.  I should have gone to Kroger but I just didn’t feel up to it.  I’ll go sometime tomorrow.  I have to visit my regular doctor and get cleared from having bronchitis before the surgery center will let me have surgery in 10 days.  I think I’m over the bronchitis though I am still coughing some but my cough is much better.  I guess they will know for sure tomorrow.  I want to get that surgery done!!

I have had diarrhea today, but not tooooo bad.  I have mostly felt pretty bad and I don’t really know why.  Maybe it’s from taking Motrin and not being able to take a nap.  Speaking of naps, I could have so easily fallen asleep about 7:00 tonight but I knew that would interfere with going to sleep in bed so I made sure I stayed awake.  I would have gone to bed at 7:00 but it was just too bright to do that.  Now it’s 8:17 and it’s about dark, so I’ll be taking my shower and getting to sleep very soon.

Morning weight – 220.2  Bet it will be higher tomorrow.  I expect if I lost some weight, my back would feel better!!!!  If my back isn’t better tomorrow, I’ll just rest a lot.  Hey, I’m seeing a doctor tomorrow – maybe she can help my back out a little!!  Hopefully.

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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