... and I hope to soon go out for a walk.
I can't say I slept well in the night, though I didn't feel bad. I was up to pee almost every hour and normally, I would fall right back to sleep after but not last night. Still, I don't feel unrested. I probably dozed a lot. Just call me DOZY! I'm glad I was peeing lots, though, because up until last night I was surprised I wasn't doing more of that given the amounts of water I've been downing (to flush those toxins). I gained 3 pounds immediately after the chemo and held on to it until last night. I've lost 2 pounds of it. I'm monitoring my weight closely because the steroids reportedly cause most women on chemo to gain weight (oh, JOY!! - Not only do you lose your hair and feel shitty, you get fatter, too!).
About 6:30 this morning, my stomach started to feel a little unsettled followed by my first inkling of heartburn (another side-effect for which I take preventative medication) so I got up and took all my medications and tried a piece of toast, which didn't work for me, so I had crackers instead. I went back to bed and felt immediately better and slept a little, too, which was good. I've read the paper, started the dishwasher, tidied a bit and will soon get myself dressed and out the door with Mom for a walk.
Was it hot last night or was it just me? I woke up around 1:30 (to pee, of course) and found my top was pretty soaked. I spent half of the night on top of the blankets. I asked Mom if she found it hot last night but she didn't seem to. Maybe it's another side-effect - menopause. Hmmmm ... Don't women in menopause also typically have trouble sleeping? Drugs? Menopause? Both?
And don't read this next bit if the talk of peeing and menopause already made your eyeballs curl. I'll even spell the repellent word backwords so you can still avoid it if you want to. Okay ... so ... I haven't had a "parc" since the chemo. Apparently these chemo drugs can cause one or the other of the two extremes (you know what I'm talking about it you've ventured this far). Maybe today will be my lucky day in that regard. It is kind of important, isn't it? On the bright side, it doesn't yet seem to be causing me any discomfort. Still, I think that will be a good goal for today. I'll repot later ... tee hee ...
Have a lovely day!
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