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Bad migraine Tuesday night

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I didn't get online yesterday. The migraine I had Tuesday morning came back that night; it was a long miserable night without enough sleep. I still felt worn out from it all day yesterday. I didn't even change out of my pajamas all day. It felt like the headache could come back so I thought it would be best to stay off the computer.

I am feeling much better today though. I got caught up on the laundry and did a Sit and Be Fit workout.

  
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JUDICAT63 2/24/2012 5:03AM

    ouch! I really feel for you.. I have migraines too, and the day after is a bit like a "hangover" without the alcohol.. I always have to "lose 2 days" with a migraine. Hope you are feeling better now and no more symptoms are hanging around! emoticon

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SUEJENN 2/24/2012 12:42AM

    Sometimes, Shari, just staying in your jammies is what you need. It's like a big cuddle. Love and hugs.

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KERRYG155 2/23/2012 9:50PM

    Sorry you had such a miserable day but glad you're feeling better today.

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NPA4LOSS 2/23/2012 7:56PM

    I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers my friend. Take care of YOU! emoticon

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NURSNANA 2/23/2012 6:55PM

    emoticon Praying for you Shari. Glad today was a better day. :)

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/23/2012 6:11PM

    So sorry about the migraine. Glad you're feeling better!!!

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CELLOPLAYER1 2/23/2012 5:43PM

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JUDITH316 2/23/2012 4:14PM

    welcome back my friend, sorry you had a migraine but happy you looked after yourself and are feeling better today, take care and God Bless, my prayers are with you always.. emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 2/23/2012 3:27PM

    Glad you took care of yourself and were able to get back to it today.

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ELLFIN3 2/23/2012 1:55PM

    I am glad to hear from You!! I always worry when are not on!!! I am so glad the headache is gone! Love Ya!!!!! : )

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Monday and Tuesday

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I didn't blog yesterday because I was too tired; woke up at 5am yesterday morning and could not get back to sleep. Only 5 hours of sleep, which can really drag me down when I am already battling fatigue from chemo. I did something that I rarely do, took a 2 hour nap late in the afternoon. Didn't really do much of anything yesterday, and since I there was no mail I had no reason to go out, so I stayed in my pajamas all day.

I got a little bit more sleep last night but still woke up too early. Had a sinus/migraine headache start after I got up. I took my Imitrex which broke the headache but it left me feeling kind of weak and shaky. Good thing I always have a ride to take me to chemo.

My WBC was up high enough today that I was able to have chemo, but my hemogloblin is going down again, not low enough at this point for a transfusion but low enough to cause fatigue.

I felt better for a short time after getting home. I did the PBS Sit and Be Fit workout and then got into my pajamas.
It's just going to be tv and reading for me the rest of the day. It feels like that sinus headache is starting to come back.

  
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OLDERDANDRT 2/23/2012 1:10PM

    UGH! I can relate to the sinus headache thing! I usually awake with one rather than develop it after rising, though. Hope you'll be feeling much better really soon, my friend! Stay positive, hon! emoticon emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 2/22/2012 7:05PM

    Sending emoticon and emoticon your way. A good book always makes me feel better.

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CMRAND54 2/22/2012 7:57AM

    So glad you got some exercise in. Relax and enjoy the day.

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OPALMOON 2/22/2012 7:19AM

    Take care and look after yourself Shari. I know how broken sleep patterns can drag one down. Hope tomorrow is better for you.

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SUEJENN 2/21/2012 8:55PM

    I don't know what to say Shari. The effects of chemo can be dreadful. Good news that your WBC was up. You constantly amaze me with your strength and positive attitude. Imagine exercising when you have had chemo. What a Warrior you are!! emoticon

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KERRYG155 2/21/2012 8:37PM

    Sorry you're feeling so tired all the time but an evening of tv and reading sounds great to me! Prayers that you can get some sleep and you feel better.

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ELLFIN3 2/21/2012 7:29PM

    I am glad to hear from You!!!! I hope the headache is gone soon! Rest Up!!!! Love Ya! (((((HUGS)))))

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NURSNANA 2/21/2012 6:00PM

    Hey Shari, I missed hearing from you yesterday, but totally understand when you are too tired to blog. I was praying for you my friend. Hope you can sleep well tonight, and maybe tomorrow will be a better day for you. My Fibromyalgia flared up today, and I ended up taking a nap too.

Take good care.
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BETHGILLIGAN 2/21/2012 5:59PM

    Glad you took a nap!! Love that! Hope you get some good rest!

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Finished my hoodie

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I was up early enough to do my yoga DVD before getting ready for church.

I was glad to be able to go to church this morning, I missed the last 2 Sundays because of not feeling well. Beautiful day to go too, sunny and in the upper 30's.

I also finished the hoodie I have been working on.

  
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TRACYZABELLE 2/22/2012 5:09AM

    LOVE IT!!

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NPA4LOSS 2/21/2012 12:29PM

    Sew cute! emoticon I know that you are going to enjoy it! emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 2/20/2012 6:14PM

    Glad you felt well enough to go to church! And I love your hoodie!!! Love, love, love the paw prints!!!!
Be well, my friend! emoticon

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OPALMOON 2/20/2012 4:45AM

    Love the hoodie, Shari! Glad you were able to get to the church service today - and great going getting the exercise in as well! A good day all round - woo hoo!!



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HJBUMP 2/20/2012 1:01AM

    Very cute hoodie!!!

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PMCFARM 2/19/2012 11:11PM

  Your hoodie is so cute and the "paws" fabric is sooo you! Glad you were able to get to church today... it just makes my whole week more peaceful!

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CIRANDELLA 2/19/2012 9:40PM

    Hey there, Shari! Long time no see...I have scarcely been on. What a fantastic hoodie - and the paw prints made me smile! You are so talented...! emoticon

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KERRYG155 2/19/2012 9:40PM

    Finishing your hoodie and making it to church-sounds like a fantastic day!

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/19/2012 8:03PM

    I'm so happy you got to go to church! I know it's an outing you enjoy. Love the hoodie! It is very cute!!! My grandkids just left so I'm worn out!!! Early to bed for me!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 2/19/2012 7:57PM

    Your hoodie is so CUTE! Good work! Glad you made it to church this week.

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ELLFIN3 2/19/2012 6:58PM

    I am glad You were able to go to church! I love the hoodie!!! You do such good work!!! Enjoy the evening!!! Love Ya!! (((((HUGS)))))

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DOTTIEJANE1 2/19/2012 4:51PM

    Glad you were able to make it to church. The hoodie is lovely . Like the paw print. Have a blessed week .

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NURSNANA 2/19/2012 4:05PM

    Hey Shari, What a cute hoodie!! I love the paw prints! So glad you were able to go to church this morning! Sounds like a nice day for you my friend!
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CMRAND54 2/19/2012 3:12PM

    I'm happy you're having a good day.

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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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