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Saturday, quiet day at home

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Legs are feeling a little achy today but so far I haven't taken a pain pill. I didn't take one yesterday until just before bedtime.
I woke up earlier than I wanted to, my right hip (where I had the radiation a couple of months ago) really hurts early in the morning, no matter which side I've been sleeping on. I think I have arthritis in that hip besides just the bone mets, because usually once I am up and moving around the pain gets better.

I worked on my sewing again today, almost done with the hoodie I am making, just need to hem the bottom and the sleeves. I'll try it on later to check the length.

I also did my Jodi Stolove Sit and Tone DVD.

Starting to feel achy in my arms and shoulders now, maybe I won't wait til bedtime to take the next pain pill.

  
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OPALMOON 2/19/2012 8:06AM

    Hope the hip pain eases off for you, Shari, and that you can get a good night's sleep once the pain pill kicks in.

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KERRYG155 2/18/2012 10:39PM

    Hope your aches ease up soon. Looking forward to seeing your hoodie.

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ELLFIN3 2/18/2012 8:13PM

    I am glad You are not having to take the pains pills as often!! We are watching reruns of the Big Bang!! I look forward to pics of the hoodie!!! Enjoy You evening!! (((((HUGS)))))
Love Ya!!

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LINOVER 2/18/2012 4:41PM

    A few years ago I saw instructions for making a heating pad which was very simple. Just fill a large sock about 3/4 full of regular rice (not instant). Add a few drops of an essential oil that you like. I used lavender in one and peppermint in another but you can find lists of some that are more helpful for pain on the internet. Put in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes max. Wrap in a hand towel so it won't be too hot on your skin and place on whatever part aches. It can be used over and over. I even made them one year for Xmas gifts.

Hope your aches are easing!

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NURSNANA 2/18/2012 4:28PM

    Sorry you are aching Shari. Hope the pain pill calms the pain down. We are finally going to get some snow tomorrow! We haven't had any snow in a couple of years, maybe a dusting last winter. I just love to watch the snow fall. :)

~hugs & prayers~
Nancy

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/18/2012 2:36PM

    Sorry you're having all of this achiness!! Hopefully, you'll feel better after pain pill. Beautiful day here today but snow/rain is on its way. emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 2/18/2012 2:36PM

    emoticon I have arthritis in my hips and that was my first thought when I read your blog. I picked up a wrap at Walmart that I can heat in the microwave. I lay it over my hip and it works wonders. It is called Thermal On. I am not sure if you can use something like this but wanted to let you know. My thoughts and prayers are with you. emoticon

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Friday, Feb 17, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

This morning I went and picked up my Zofran from Rite Aid as soon as the pharmacy opened at 9am. The weather was pretty nice then, sunny and not too cold, but this afternoon it has gotten windy, and there is rain on the way.

Yesterday afternoon a friend brought me some of her homemade chicken noodle soup, and today another friend brought me a dozen jars of applesauce she canned.

I worked on a sewing project today and did a Sit and Be Fit workout.

  
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ARTJAC 2/17/2012 10:42PM

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LEYWREN 2/17/2012 9:53PM

  Sounds like you had a productive day. I hope the zofran works well for you. I go between zofran and phenergan. You are lucky to have good friends like that. I hope the rest of your night goes well.

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SUEJENN 2/17/2012 7:51PM

    You amaze me. You manage to take care of yourself with consistent exercise and activities! Hope the Z works for you. emoticon

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CELLOPLAYER1 2/17/2012 6:51PM

    Sounds like you had agood day. We had mixed weather it was cloudy going into work and then mid morning it was snowing then coming home tonuight it was sunny.

Hope you have a good weekend!

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NURSNANA 2/17/2012 4:19PM

    Hey Shari, Your friends are such a blessing, and so thoughtful too! :) Glad you have the Zofran now, just in case you need it. Have a nice evening. ~hugs~ Nancy

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/17/2012 3:51PM

    Sounds like a nice, quiet day. glad you got the meds!

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ELLFIN3 2/17/2012 3:34PM

    Sounds like You have had a busy day! Chicken noodle soup sounds good, but the applesauce sounds even better! Enjoy! Have a great weekend!!! Love Ya!!!! (((((HUGS))))!

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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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CMRAND54 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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OUTDOORGIRL69 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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OUTDOORGIRL69 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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