Sunday, January 30, 2011
I don't have any updates on how Rhonda's mother is doing today, but Rhonda slipped and fell on the ice on her way out to her car when she was leaving to go back to the hospital, which is about an hour drive. She was in a lot of pain by the time she got there, so she went to the ER before going to see her mom, and found out she had broken her knee. I know she has a couple of friends that live near the hospital, who both told her she could stay at their places, so I am hoping she takes them up on it; I was worried about her driving so far in the winter weather even before she broke her knee.
It was cold again today, but sunny; and no additional snow, so no shoveling today, yay!
I was glad to be able to get my exercise indoors today; did my Leslie Sansone Power Mile DVD.
Tomorrow is grocery shopping day again; got my list and coupons all ready. Going to be a little bit of a stock up trip, since I didn't go shopping last week. With my chemo schedule, the only week day I can shop is on Monday, and I do not shop on weekends because the stores here get too crazy busy. Winter is not over yet, so I want to make sure I have enough of everything because I'm sure there will be a Monday or two coming up where I won't be able to get out because of the weather. I'm going to get the ingredients to make some home made soup too; we have a snowstorm coming on Wednesday, and that is just the kind of weather made for home made soup.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
My heart is feeling heavy for two friends today.
Rhonda is one of my best friends, and her mother is in the hospital. She had a heart attack a couple of days ago, and right now the doctors are saying that they can't really do anything for her. They have her on morphine right now and are trying to keep her comfortable. Rhonda's dad just passed away not even a year ago. (Edited to clarify that it is Rhonda's mother that had the heart attack, not Rhonda.)
I also heard some news on my friend and neighbor Toni that I had talked about in my blog about 2 weeks ago; I found out from another neighbor, who had talked to Toni's grand daughter, that Toni's cancer is too advanced to treat, and that she is now in a nursing home, and does not seem to know or recognize any of her family. When her grand daughter went to visit her, Toni became angry and told her to get out. It was heartbreaking news to hear today. It sounds like it won't be much longer for her now, and I just pray that Toni is not in pain and will be in peace. I am sad that I didn't get to see her or talk to her one last time, but I know Toni would rather have her friends remember her the way she was, and not see her in the condition she is in now. I know that deep down in her heart, Toni knows that we all love her.
All I can do now pray for my friends and their families.
I didn't do a workout today, but I got my exercise in by doing some shoveling and some heavy cleaning, and yes, I counted the time towards my fitness minutes.
We had about 3 inches of snow overnight. Thankfully the temperatures are not as frigid as they were last weekend. I think the nerve block in my shoulder is doing its job; I did the shoveling around 10am and so far I've only had very mild pain in that shoulder, so far not bad enough to take a pain pill for.
Did a little bit of cleaning this afternoon, and now I am sitting and relaxing and watching the US Figure Skating Championships.
Friday, January 28, 2011
I had another bone scan done today; I've had so many over the last 7 years, I have lost count. It's not a hard test; I went in at 11:45am to have the dye injected, then had to drink lots and lots of water when I came home, and I went back at 3:45pm for the scan, which took about 25 minutes. That part of it isn't too bad, just kind of hard to be still since I am kind of a fidgety person, but it's not an enclosed machine like MRI, so no claustrophobia.
My pain specialist wanted it done because of the pain I am having in my shoulder, and my oncologist also said it was time for one anyway. I have bone mets and I get the scans done about 6 months, sometimes more often, to check and see if they are spreading.
I feel kind of bloated from the water; with my gastroparesis, my stomach gets full quickly and stays full for a long time, so drinking large amounts of water in a short time is kind of uncomfortable, and today, I had to drink what I normally drink in an entire day in the space of about 3 hours. Was also busy making many trips to the bathroom too, LOL!
I did my workout right after breakfast today before I got ready to go get my injection. I did the Leslie Sansone Power Mile again.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Spent much of last night tossing and turning, and waking up a lot. Not sure why I had so much trouble sleeping, just one of those nights.
I was tempted to skip my fitness activity today, but since I did nothing yesterday or on Tuesday, I pushed myself and did my Leslie Sanson Power Mile DVD. Still modifying the arm movements because of my shoulder. I was glad I did it once I was done, and it gave me a second wind for awhile.
When I went out to get the mail today, it was only 25°F with a 15°F windchill; I passed a neighbor gal who was out jogging in a thin down vest and short sleeves; I was out in a parka, hat, scarf, and gloves and my face was freezing! I don't run, but I know runners get very warm, but still, in these temperatures, it doesn't seem smart to be out with that much skin exposed.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
It's in the low 30's today with no wind; I was going to try going for a short walk, but when I went out to get the mail first, I realized it was still too cold; no sun today and it's quite damp. My legs were cold even through my sweatpants. As much as I didn't want to give in to the cold and not go, I realized it was best not to go today. I had my Zometa yesterday, which causes some bone pain for a day or two after, and being out in the cold would only make it worse, so I'm wouldn't be helping myself my toughing it out. Not up to doing an indoor workout either, as I am having some stomach pain because of my GP symptoms flaring up because of the chemo. But tomorrow is another day, and maybe I will feel better and can do something then.
I cleaned the snow off my car while I was outside, even though I am not going anywhere today. I didn't want to let it build up too much and end up with a layer of ice underneath it as we have snow in the forecast just about everyday the rest of the week, which would make more work later cleaning it off if I need to use it. Today it was kind of melty so it just slid right off. I filled the bird feeders too as long as I was out.
Doing some laundry today, but otherwise taking things slow and easy today.
I was starting to get kind of bored with my crocheting while watching tv at night, so I dug out a counted cross stitch kit which is a small picture of 3 butterflies which I will work on. I hope I can finish it; I love to cross stitch, but I often get frustrated and don't finish my projects because about halfway through I end up making a dumb mistake that is too hard to fix. At least it will keep my hands busy so I am not tempted to snack!
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