So I will update my blog just for her! Because, gosh, I haven't seen her in 2 whole days and she lives a whole 5 minutes away! (Love you Rachel!)
There really isn't a whole lot to say. I've been feeling better and better each day. It'll be 3 weeks tomorrow since my last chemo, and the only side effects I have are tingling fingers and toes (my fingers tingle with each tap on the keyboard!), and my legs are still weak. Shopping still wears me out!
I've been sleeping well--making it all night with no trips to the bathroom, or staring at the ceiling with my mind racing. I do notice that I fall asleep much faster than I ever did before. Rich and I listen to old time radio shows on the Ipod at bedtime each night, and I hardly ever make it to the end of the show, even though they are only 25-30 minutes long. That rarely happened pre-cancer.
I am able to enjoy cold things now, but my teeth seem extra sensitive to cold, esp. my molars. Eating an orange from the fridge hurts my teeth, as does rinsing my mouth with cold water.
Last week I didn't care too much about chemo being delayed, but now I'm REALLY hoping I can get it tomorrow. So please pray that all my blood counts are ok so I can have my final round! Its so hard to go back to feeling sick after feeling so good. I just want it done so I NEVER have to experience those awful days again!
Tonight I'll get my bag ready for chemo tomorrow. My pump, a notepad, and a hot choc. packet are already in there, and I'll put in some magazines, a book, an applesauce cup, a pudding cup, and then Rich will add his books too. Oh, can't forget my scarf! I have to keep my nose and mouth covered when I leave, and I also drink the hot chocolate to keep my throat warm. I'll never forget that feeling of not being able to swallow and how awful that felt. It was after my 4th round last Spring, and my throat froze up from the a/c in the hosp. Regions has a new underground parking ramp (opened just in time for winter!), and Rich usually parks in the 2nd level because its warmer down there. I don't like being underground, but it is much warmer than the other ramp!
Shonna is singing with the worship team next Sunday at church. She hasn't done it in a while because she's been too busy. I'm a little bummed because I don't usually feel well enough to make it to church the Sunday after chemo. We have a new camcorder, so if I absolutely can't make it, I'll have Rich record it for me. Hopefully she'll have a solo--she usually does, but not always. Bridgewood Community church is a great church if anyone wants to come! Contemporary worship, relevant messages, Bible based and VERY friendly! Its on Lexington, just north of 109th, in Blaine.
Well, Rachel, if you want to know anymore, you and Brennan should come for a visit!! :)
To all my blog friends, I want you to know that you are all on my prayer list and I pray for you often! God is listening and He loves you all!