A relaxed day

September 23, 2017 Saturday

I could not go to sleep last night, even with NyQuil, until after 4:00!!!  That steroid shot did its thing and really kept me awake and HOT!!!!  I got a phone call at 9:30 and that woke me up.  I should sleep well tonight since I have worked hard not to have a nap today.

I had a good breakfast and then did a little housework, a very little!!!  I had chicken and rice for lunch and dinner – sure was good.  I did do a little shopping at Hobby Lobby and then did a very little bit of measuring and sewing but I did do some.  Then Sue texted that it was sprinkling at her house so I went out to start mowing the yard before it rained at my house.  It never did rain at my house but it looked like it could have.  My yard is so dusty so I used my shirt over my nose to try to keep out a lot of the dust as I mowed.  I did mow very slowly and did my best not to aggravate my back problem, but there were a few times that were very “jerky” so my back is not as happy as it was.

After mowing, I mostly rested the rest of the day and did some reading.  My back is not actually causing me pain, but it feels like something is in the wrong place.  Hope it feels better tomorrow.  It probably will.  I did start taking the probiotic this morning so I’m hopeful my diarrhea will get finished.  I read the box and the probiotic is made of living cells or something, so if there is still chemo in me, I suppose those probiotic cells may not live.  Surely within a week or so, the chemo will all be gone.  I also have done the thrush medicine with the swish, gargle, and swallow method three times today so I have one more time tonight to do it.  That medicine does not taste very good, but then again it’s not too terrible.

Tomorrow I hope to do some sewing, go to dinner with some friends and then drive to Roswell for a few days.  Missing those kids today, though I did get to see and talk to them and Rachel today using the Duo app on our phones.  That works really well and I enjoyed that a great deal.

Morning weight – 220   I did eat better today, probably too much, but at least it was all good food.

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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