Yesterday started off calmly enough but by the time it ended for me (close to 4 a.m. today), it turned out to be one that wasn't so very nice to me.
Although I've been very lucky dealing with the chemo treatments this time around -no nausea, for openers and not that many problems with the high levels of fatigue that often plague chemo/cancer patients, yesterday wasn't all that kind to me.
It started about five minutes after I took my first dose of my daily meds - a high blood pressure pill, my Detrol to help a few other things and my insulin tablet.
Suddenly, my stomach began to feel like it was playing ping pong with those three pills -batting them back and forth from one side of the stomach lining to the other and while it wasn't making me nauseous, it was creating a lot of mild to sharp pains for well over the next fifteen hours after the onset.
I was trying, of course, to figure out what was going on there and what I could possibly do to alleviate the discomfort.
I got to thinking maybe all I need is some hgh supplements to try to transport my system back to a better day, a better time in my life, improve my appearance too (or so said the promotional information about the stuff.) But then I got to thinking a bit more about the appearance deal and realized that it said nothing whatsoever about causing more hair to grow faster and right now, with my bald head, that's something I am looking forward to happening -a new growth -a full head of hair.
I don't mind the baldness all that much except for one thing.
It really causes me to notice every darned draft in this house -or so it seems.
The kids walk by me and their walking creates a breeze -something I had never noticed at all prior to the hair falling out -and that chills me. Yes indeed, believe it or not, it makes me feel -or at least notice -the air around me all that much more these days.
Part of my sleep apparel often consists either of a hooded sweatshirt of cowl neck sweaters, with really big cowls, that I then pull up over my neck and the back of my head to try to keep those areas just a tad bit warmer.
Probably looks goofy as all get out but you know what?
I don't care!
Just as long as I'm not freezing, shivering away, I'm happy.
And -since today is Thanksgiving Day - I'm also really thankful that I like both hooded sweatshirts and cowl neck sweaters to rescue me!
Happy Thanksgiving Day to all my blogger friends, my neighbors and especially to those who are a part of my extended family (cousins galore, all over the place) as I love you all, whoever you are and wherever you may be!