Friday, December 03, 2010

Help Wanted!

Today was certainly not one of the best days of my life!

My problems began last night when I couldn't stay awake -kept falling asleep while trying to work on my current embroidery project! I hate when that happens because then, since I was dozing off throughout the earlier evening hours, I woke up then about 12:30 a.m. and of course, you know then I was WIDE awake! So as a result of that, I didn't actually go to bed till about 4:30 a.m. and then, had to get up around 9 so I could run to Clearfield for a follow-up injection from having had my final (I sure hope it's final!) chemo treatment this past Tuesday.

So I started out the day behind the eight-ball, so to speak because I was still tired, not fully rested.

Plus, there were a myriad of other issues that cropped up throughout the day -errands I had to run for Mandy that turned out needing more information and more work; Mandy have brought all the boxes and storage bins down from the attic to put the tree up and lots of disruption from that; getting this injection which unfortunately makes me feel like I've been run over by a Mack truck as it seems to make every joint in my body ache and well, the weather (cold, really cold and snow on the ground) did nothing to improve my attitude either.

And by the time I had supper ready, I think I had ticked off every single member of my family -from my oldest daughter who I snapped at (several times) when she called this evening, to Mandy for just trying to get the tree up and the house somewhat in order and also my son for well, just being present and accounted for!

I jumped all over Miss Maya too while fixing supper because she was being a tad obnoxious, telling me how she doesn't like turkey and didn't want any of the home-made turkey pot pie I had fixed for our meal and well, I informed her in short order that Grammy is not running a short-order restaurant here and that it is high time she realizes she'll either have to eat whatever goes on the table or she'll find herself going to bed very hungry. (I did eventually relent as I remembered I had some leftover tuna, mac and cheese casserole in the fridge so I did warm that up then to make for a slightly more peaceful meal -no small children crying, at any rate!

But boy, as miserable as I felt -and acted too -I was really wishing that I knew someone who had taken a massage therapy program online and had graduated from it to come along and just wipe out all my aches and pains in one great big massage tonight!

Baby, that would have been heaven to me!

Hopefully now though Friday will maybe be a bit better. This darned shot -as the nurse reminded me before giving the injection -kind of makes you feel really trashy for usually two days so please let the after affects of this thing pass on by very quickly or I'm liable to have to go looking for a new family to contend with me and a new place to live too boot!


terri said...

That's awful to have to feel that way and still try to carry on with your daily chores and activities. I'm sure your family understands (at least the adult members) that it's not you, it's the effects of the shot dictated your behavior. I sure hope you're feeling better today.

Maggie May said...

You seem to be finishing chemo very fast!!!!
It is awful not to be able to give in to the side effects when you have the children.
It is also annoying when you fall asleep when you are doing a project.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Linda said...

Well, gee woman, I wonder why it is you're feeling more tired than usual? Could it because you're going through chemo right now and your body is fighting off cancer while you're still trying to do all the things your normally do? Good grief, I'm surprised you aren't in bed by 7:00 at night! I wish I had half your energy, I really do!

Now go get some rest, will ya?!?

Barb said...

It all sounds perfectly normal and to be expected given the circumstances. Told ya you are a sweet lady. :)

Travis Cody said...

Sometimes we just get cranky.