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A little better today

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Feeling a little better today. Did some laundry, and a Sit and Be Fit workout. I am a little achy but haven't taken a pain pill yet today.

Called my doctor's office about the Zofran, they got approval for a year from my insurance, now I am just waiting for an email from Rite Aid saying it's ready to be picked up, though I don't plan to go out for it til tomorrow morning. I'm in my sweats and I just don't feel like changing into my "going to town" clothes or doing my hair.

  
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SUEJENN 2/16/2012 10:45PM

    Glad you got the approval so quickly. Go in your sweats! Who cares what you're wearing anyway?

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NPA4LOSS 2/16/2012 9:55PM

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CARRAND 2/16/2012 8:06PM

    Sounds like a good day!

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GOOZLEBEAR 2/16/2012 7:13PM

    Glad to hear things are looking up!! Feel better soon!

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CELLOPLAYER1 2/16/2012 6:05PM

    Glad to hear your insurance company came thru for you.

Take Care.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 2/16/2012 5:50PM

    I just talked to my GI doctor and he's putting me on the generic of Zofran now. I'm hoping it helps me. Glad you've been able to get approval to continue taking it.

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ELLFIN3 2/16/2012 5:15PM

    I am so glad You are feeling better!!! When You say Sit and Be Fit I always think of that toy kids use to have called a Sit N Spin! Rest and enjoy the Big Bang!!! Love Ya!!!!! (((((HUGS)))))

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/16/2012 4:53PM

    A couple of pieces of good news for you!!!

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NURSNANA 2/16/2012 4:51PM

    Hey Shari, Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better today! Also, good news about the Zofran. Praying for you my friend. ~hugs~ Nancy

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OUTDOORGIRL70 2/16/2012 4:29PM

    Glad you feel better. emoticon and prayers are there for you.

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SIERRA551 2/16/2012 3:07PM

  I'm glad you are feeling better. You did some exercise now try and rest .
Zofran sure does help

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Not feeling good today

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I took a pain pill this morning because I was feeling kind of achy all over, a side effect of the Aredia I had yesterday.
I ended up getting nauseous from that. I took my Compezine, but not soon enough; around noon I ended up throwing up my breakfast. I shouldn't have waited so long to take the Compezine, but I put it off because it makes me sleepy.

Zofran would be better to take during the day for the nausea, but my oncologist's office is still working on getting approval from my insurance for it.

I'm just kind of laying around the house today, not feeling like doing much of anything.

  
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OPALMOON 2/16/2012 9:07AM

    Sorry to hear you didn't feel well today Shari. Hope everything eases off and that you can have a restful night and a better day tomorrow.

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SNUZSUZ 2/16/2012 9:06AM

    Sending up prayers for you!

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SUEJENN 2/15/2012 10:25PM

    It is a journey of having to take drugs for the drugs. Hope you get approval soon. Take care. emoticon emoticon

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KERRYG155 2/15/2012 8:26PM

    Feel better soon!

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CELLOPLAYER1 2/15/2012 7:46PM

    Take care and hope you feel better soon!

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OLDERDANDRT 2/15/2012 7:00PM

    Feel better, soon, my friend! It hurts me when a friend is hurting! Love the kitty! Sometimes it's better than an Rx!! Take care! Drink plenty of fluids and get lots of rest! ((((HUGS))))

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BUNNONE 2/15/2012 6:38PM

    What a bummer. Hope the evening is better for you. emoticon

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NURSNANA 2/15/2012 4:55PM

    Oh, I am so sorry you got so sick today Shari. I hope your tummy feels better now. Hope your insurance company hurries up and let's you get the Zofran!

Hope you feel better my friend.
~hugs~
Nancy

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HANOVERLADY 2/15/2012 4:46PM

    Feel better. I'm sure your cat will provide you with some welcome Kitty Therapy!

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ELLFIN3 2/15/2012 3:51PM

    I am so sorry You are feeling so bad! I hope Your Doctor's ofice can get this other prescription for You!! You are in My thoughts and Prayers!! (((((HUGS)))))!!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 2/15/2012 3:41PM

    I'm feeling awful today too and am staying on the couch. Today must just be a 'don't do anything' day for both of us.
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BETHGILLIGAN 2/15/2012 3:15PM

    Feel better!!

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No chemo today

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My white blood count was too low for chemo today, but I had my Aredia.
My hemoglobin was good though, it was 8 before the transfusion and 10 today.

Gotta stay away from crowds and sick people the rest of the week.

  
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OPALMOON 2/15/2012 7:42AM

    Glad to hear your haemoglobin has improved, Shari ! Take care of yourself and keep warm!

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TRACYZABELLE 2/15/2012 7:03AM

    Stay well~ We need you to get your strength and keep it!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 2/15/2012 12:58AM

    Definitely want to stay away from sickness as much as possible. Hopefully things will be back to (some form of) normal next week.

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SUEJENN 2/14/2012 8:02PM

    It's hard to balance out your feelings when something like this happens. It is better to wait until you counts are up and to give you some time to recover. Take care, Shari.

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KERRYG155 2/14/2012 7:39PM

    That's a hard thing to do unless you stay home. I know you would like to get it over with. Take care

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NURSNANA 2/14/2012 7:03PM

    Hey Shari, Well, maybe the good side is you will not feel so sick from side effects this week. Staying away from crowds and sick people is probably good advice for all of us! The Noro virus is making many people very sick in our area right now.

Take good care my friend. You are always in my prayers.

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CAROLYN0107 2/14/2012 7:01PM

    Does that make you glad or sad when you can't have your chemo. Does it only prolong the number of times that you need to take it? I realize you're on treatment for the long haul but in what you're taking now, is there a certain number of treatments that you need?
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CELLOPLAYER1 2/14/2012 6:47PM

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OUTDOORGIRL70 2/14/2012 6:16PM

    My prayers are there for you.

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ELLFIN3 2/14/2012 3:32PM

    As always You are in My thoughts and prayers!!! Stay in and rest and stay warm! (((((HUGS))))) emoticon

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SNUZSUZ 2/14/2012 3:18PM

    My prayers are with you, today and everyday!

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Monday, grocery shopping day

Monday, February 13, 2012

Feeling better today, so far; that could change later, as I got another email alert from Mediclim for migraines. It's cold and windy today, and my barometer is going down, so I wasn't surprised. Hoping to avoid a headache like I had Saturday night, especially since I have chemo in the morning tomorrow. I'm already getting the achy teeth though that are part of my sinus headaches. :(

I got out for my shopping this morning, went to Rite Aid for a few things then to Meijer for groceries.

I did a chair aerobics DVD; well, parts of it anyway; I couldn't keep up with parts of it, had to stop and rest a few times, but I was using my stop watch so I could track just the time I actually exercised, not the length of the workout.

  
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OPALMOON 2/14/2012 8:36AM

    Hope you still feel better for the rest of the day and night and all goes well tomorrow, Shari.

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TRACYZABELLE 2/14/2012 2:26AM

    I am making a pot of chicken vegetable soup tomorrow-- taking the skin off and tossing it out!! I NEED it to be LOW LOW in fat!

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SUEJENN 2/14/2012 12:45AM

    Shari, you are an inspiration! emoticon

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KERRYG155 2/13/2012 10:29PM

    Good for you in getting some things done even when not feeling so great. Wish those nasty migraines would just go away.

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ELLFIN3 2/13/2012 7:11PM

    I Your migraine does not show up!!!!! Sounds like You had a busy Monday! Rest Up!!! Love Ya!!!!! (((((HUGS)))))

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/13/2012 2:09PM

    Hope that migraine does not come on strong!!! Shopping and a workout--YAY! You're doing better than I--I've been in a bit of a blue funk since my dad passed. I know you understand what I'm going through. It will get better but not soon enough!!! Good luck with chemo1

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Bad migraine last night

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I went to bed at 9pm last night with a mild headache; I had gotten an email alert for migraine from Mediclim yesterday, but I thought if I went to bed early and slept off my headache I could avoid a migraine, but I woke up with one anyway around 1:30am. I took my pain pills that I don't usually take unless my regular ones are not working, and they made me nauseous, so about an hour later I had to get up and take my Compezine. It took a long to time to fall asleep.

My headache was mostly gone this morning, but I still felt kind of nauseous and shaky, so I did not go to church this morning.
I felt bad about that, not because I feel it's a duty or an obligation, but because it makes me feel good when I go, and I like the people there. It's not a "new found faith"; I've always been a Christian but stayed away from church since my late teens, because I wasn't happy with the church I grew up with, for reasons I don't have to the energy to explain right now. The church I belong to now is the one my parents joined years ago, and when my dad passed away in August, I was really impressed with the pastor who did the service, and the way the ladies that hosted the luncheon after the funeral really reached out to me and let me know they cared even though they didn't know me. The people there are very welcoming and friendly, not the type that go to church for a "fashion show" or just to be seen so that others think they are "good people". The worship services are kind of a casual style, which I like.

I also enjoy the services because on the weeks that I have chemo, Sunday is the only day I can get out and socialize a bit. Monday's are my grocery shopping days, my chemo is always on Tuesdays, and Wednesday through Friday, and sometimes Saturdays too, I'm kind of housebound because of the chemo side effects.

I had to take my nausea meds again this morning. Finally felt well enough around lunchtime to eat some rice and applesauce.
I also did a very gentle yoga workout, (my Peggy Cappy DVD), I felt it would be good for me to stretch a little and get rid of some tension. Other than that, I'm just staying in my pjs and having a "lazy day" today.

  
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SNUZSUZ 2/13/2012 11:05AM

    Sending up prayers for you right now!

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OPALMOON 2/13/2012 5:06AM

    I feel for you when usual medications don't work, then you need to take more that result in side effects. It's a shame you weren't able able to get to the church service, hopefully you will be able to go next Sunday. A lazy day sounds like the best idea and I hope you are feeling a bit better now.

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KERRYG155 2/12/2012 10:45PM

    Glad you got to feeling better-hope it stays that way! The stretching does help us feel better, doesn't it! TAke care.

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NURSNANA 2/12/2012 9:24PM

    Hey Shari, Sorry to hear you had a Migraine and nausea. Hope you are feeling a lot better tonight. It is a wonderful blessing to find a good church. The people at your church sound nice and friendly. And, it is so nice you can go with your mom. I am sure having you there is a comfort for her. Take good care my friend!

~hugs~
Nancy

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ELLFIN3 2/12/2012 7:30PM

    I hope by now You are feeling better!!! (((((HUGS)))))
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CARRAND 2/12/2012 6:41PM

    I'm so glad you found a church where you are welcomed and happy. I hope your nausea is gone by tomorrow.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 2/12/2012 5:13PM

    So instead of a new found faith, it's a new found approach to faith through a church that better meets your needs in your faith. Either way, it is great that you get to celebrate your beliefs with like-minded individuals.

I know how you feel with the headaches - I was up all night with severe pain through my body and a massive headache. It is very wearing when we have to feel like this. Keep hanging in there.

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/12/2012 2:00PM

    Hope you feel better!

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