Thursday, November 25, 2010

Rough Day

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!


Sandee said...

May the rest of today be wonderful for you.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Big hug. :)

Lori said...

((((Jeni)))) I am so sorry to hear about your rough day. I just want to hug you right now. I hope that you felt better and got a chance to enjoy the day. Happy Thanksgiving late...sending you big hugs, prayers for healing and love, Lori

wendyytb said...

Feel better soon, Jen! sending a big hug your way!

Maggie May said...

I can honestly say, that while I was having chemo, I never felt so cold in the whole of my life.
I slept in a woolly bobble cap. Keep your head covered and wear lots of layers.
It is cold here right now, but last year it seemed almost unbearable.
Luv Maggie X

Nuts in May

Travis Cody said...

Pam suggests several fashionable scarves.

I'm sorry you were ill. I hope that doesn't become the norm for you. Hang in there!

terri said...

Being cold, especially when you can't seem to get warm, is the worst feeling in the world. Stay warm and enjoy the holiday!

Marguerite said...

Hope you're feeling better and that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family on Saturday. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Blessings, Marguerite