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Tired out today

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Yesterday was an ok day for me, just spent a quiet day at home. Worked on my hats while I watched a couple of movies on the Hallmark channel last night; for the week, I finished 8 baby hats and 5 adult hats. I have almost all the hats I need for my friend's team to sell at the Relay for Life in September.

I had a hard time getting up this morning, but started getting ready for church. A little while after breakfast though, my stomach started feeling kind of icky, so I decided that I better stay home. The feeling passed eventually, but I still feel very tired. Maybe all my activity from last week is catching up with me.

Hopefully, this week will be easier. I have grocery shopping to do tomorrow, then it's my long day at the clinic on Tuesday; besides chemo, I also see my doctor and get my Aredia infusion. I have to manage my "spoons" carefully this week so I can go to cookout on Saturday.

  
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LOLAINSC 7/30/2012 1:16PM

    Hope you feel more rested and less queasy today, and am glad you had a quiet evening that allowed you to finish your projects--13 fewer UFO's (UnFinished Objects) floating around your house!
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1STATEOFDENIAL 7/30/2012 12:20AM

    emoticon I hope this week will be easier for you. Keep an eye on those spoons.

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CIRANDELLA 7/29/2012 10:54PM

    Thirteen hats in the space of one week?! That's amazing!! Congratulations on some pretty amazing productivity there, Shari! Here's to what will hopefully turn out to be a successful week of "spoon juggling" or "spoon arrangement" so that you'll feel good for the cookout on Saturday. And you remind me that I'd better get to the grocery store, too, tomorrow - ugh! Why is it that grocery shopping is such an energy depleting experience? I'm always "too pooped to pop," as my mom used to say, afterwards :) Here's to a restful week... emoticon

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CARRAND 7/29/2012 9:04PM

    Take care of yourself. It's awesome that you completed so many hats.

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ELLFIN3 7/29/2012 8:51PM

    Bet You will do great at managing Your spoons!!!! You are so awesome! Look at all the hats You have made! WooHoo for You!!!! Love Ya!!! ((HUGS))

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CELLOPLAYER1 7/29/2012 5:58PM

    Take it easy and get the rest you need.

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NPA4LOSS 7/29/2012 5:24PM

    emoticon Hope that you are able to get some good rest today! emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/29/2012 4:27PM

    You had such a busy week I'm sure you need some down time. Hopefully, you can get some rest this week. Take it easy so you don't miss the barbecue!!

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BEARRY50 7/29/2012 4:01PM

  Tomorrow is a new day, hopefully you wont be tired. Congrats on making the hats,

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PAXTONBLUE 7/29/2012 3:37PM

    I hope you feel better

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End of a busy week

Friday, July 27, 2012

I had lunch out today with my mom and a friend; we had a nice time. We went to the Wild Rose Cafe; a local place, nothing fancy, but the food and service are excellent.

I have had somewhere I had to go every day this week, since Sunday. Not complaining, just saying. It's more activity than I've been used too all in one week since I've been on chemo. I'm glad I had the strength to get through this week. I'm also glad that tomorrow, I can just stay home, and not have to set the alarm before I go to bed. Next week won't be so hectic. Church on Sunday, grocery shopping on Monday, chemo and oncologist appointment on Tuesday, and on Saturday, August 4th, a cook out at a friend's house.

We had more rain today, some rain and thunder this morning, and a thunderstorm that popped up around 3:30pm. Nothing severe, just a brief period of heavy rain.

  
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LOLAINSC 7/28/2012 1:44PM

    Sounds like you had a lovely as well as busy week. Hope you can make some room for fun and love and laughter this coming week. God bless you emoticon

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0309COOKIE 7/27/2012 11:37PM

    Wow! You had one busy week! Something every day. Lots for next week too.

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AUNTRENEE 7/27/2012 10:39PM

    I think that we got some overnight here but not enough to worry about. We're behind around 5 our 6 inches. Maybe more. But I'm glad that you had a good week of rest and relaxation.

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NPA4LOSS 7/27/2012 10:18PM

    emoticon on the emoticon We are 19 inches below normal. I hope that you had a good time with your activities this week. That makes the strain a little easier emotionally anyway. emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 7/27/2012 9:06PM

    At least you had the week off chemo so you could get all of that done. Hopefully you can get some good rest this weekend before your chemo on Tues.

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CIRANDELLA 7/27/2012 8:41PM

    So glad you got to go to the café with your mom and a friend! Like you, I'm maintaining my weight, and going out to eat is one of the high points of my day-to-day life :) Glad you had such a good experience there.

Shari, you really do have a full schedule...next week included! I'm impressed continually by how much you're able to do despite some pretty demanding medical treatments - kudos! I hope all will go well on Tuesday. The day you go to the cookout, my parents would've been married 67 years. Hard to believe I'm such a geezer emoticon, although I'm "only" (ha, ha, ha) 60. Have a good, restful evening!

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 7/27/2012 8:26PM

    Enjoy your day tomorrow and I hope all goes well this coming week!

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CARRAND 7/27/2012 8:05PM

    Enjoy your quiet day tomorrow.

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CELLOPLAYER1 7/27/2012 6:59PM

    You did have a busy week. Enjoy your quiet weekend.

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/27/2012 5:23PM

    This was a busy week for you!! You can rest this weekend!

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REILLYGIRRRL 7/27/2012 4:53PM

  You're a busy lady! Hoping your appointments went well.

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Ups and downs this week

Thursday, July 26, 2012

No chemo this Tuesday, this is my "off" week, but I had to go in for lab work. Later that day, a couple of friends came over and mowed the lawn for me, and used a power washer to clean my house. I had some green crud on my siding. It looked so nice when they got done, I forgot how white my siding is when it's clean.

Yesterday wasn't such a good day. I started out feeling ok in the morning, and I went grocery shopping, but my hip and knee were really hurting by the time I got home, which was a little before 10:30am. I took my pain pill, and about an hour later I felt nauseous. I think when I took it, my stomach was too empty at the time; all I had eaten up to that point was just 2 eggs for breakfast. I took my Zofran but it took a long time for it to start working.

Then in the afternoon, I had a sinus headache start, I'm sure it was the weather because we were suppose to have a cold front coming through. It ended up turning into a migraine. I took my Imitrex and it eventually worked on the headache, but I was feeling tired and shaky, so I didn't do much the rest of the day. I laid down for a nap around 4:45pm. I didn't really sleep, but just resting helped. I got up at 7pm and was able to eat a little bit. I spent the rest of evening reading and watching tv. I did notice when I checked my barometer in the evening it had gone down since the afternoon, so it's no wonder the weather triggered a headache. My sciatic pain got worse in the evening too.

It was quiet outside until 11pm, then all of the sudden, the wind started, and I heard something hit the roof; it startled me and I nearly jumped out of my chair. I went to bed after that, but didn't go to sleep right away; I sat in bed reading, with the kitties on the bed with me, and kept the tv on to keep an eye on the weather. We had some heavy rain and some loud booms of thunder. I ended up having to take a sleeping pill, and I think it was close to 1am when I went to sleep.

I went outside right after feeding Timmy and Kallie this morning and checked the roof. There was a tree limb on it, but not a big enough one to cause any damage. I had about 7/10th's of an inch in my rain gauge.

This morning, most of my pain was in my ribs on my left side. I had to wait to take my pain pill though, I had to get Timmy to the vet before 10am for his geriatric exam. It's a special exam my vet does on pets 7 years or older, besides a physical exam he does lab work too. I dropped him off at 9:45am and was told I could pick him up at noon. It seemed like a long wait, I was still tired out from yesterday and it was hard to keep my mind off my side hurting. And even though Timmy showed no signs of illness, it's hard not to worry that something would be found on the lab work. But finally the time came to go pick him up. I didn't have to wait long after I got there. He did great! Everything was in the normal range and his weight is good. I was so glad to get him back home, and glad that I could finally take my pain pill. Feeling better now than I did this morning. Even got my laundry done.


  
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1STATEOFDENIAL 7/26/2012 10:56PM

    Sounds like you've had a rough couple days, but good to know you're hanging in there. So glad Timmy is doing well!

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KERRYG155 7/26/2012 10:46PM

    Hope tomorrow is a better day. Glad you got that mos/molds off your house-mine needs to be cleaned, too.

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CARRAND 7/26/2012 7:11PM

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GUNNSGIRL91303 7/26/2012 7:10PM

    You are going through a lot and I admire that you are getting through it all so gracefully and with such optimism. What an inspiration!

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/26/2012 6:31PM

    Wow!! What a crazy couple of days!! Glad you're feeling better and glad Timmy is good!!!

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ELLFIN3 7/26/2012 5:12PM

    WooHoo Timmy!!!! I am glad You are feeling better!!! Rest up this evening!! : ) ((HUGS)) Love Ya!!!!!

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NURSNANA 7/26/2012 4:13PM

    Hey Shari, Your friends are wonderful, so good of them to help you out! Glad to hear Timmy did so well on his geriatric exam!! My cat Molly, will be 17 next month. We found out she has kidney disease last fall, she has special canned food now. She is doing fine so far, her last blood test showed some improvement. I know how you felt waiting to find out about Timmy's exam results. We love our kitties so much, we want to keep them healthy and happy! :) I am sorry you have had pain & nausea Shari. And, I know how painful headaches can be. Glad you are feeling a bit better this afternoon. Hope you have a nice evening my friend.
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CIRANDELLA 7/26/2012 2:43PM

    emoticon emoticonGood Thursday afternoon, Shari!

So glad to hear this week brings you a break from chemo, with just the blood test to have. What wonderful friends you have, mowing the lawn and cleaning off your siding for you! Friends are that are rare treasures, but I'm sure they'd say the same of you :)

Between the sinus headache, pain and nausea, you still managed a lot. Grocery shopping can be exhausting, can't it? Many don't realize how much that demands of a person and their body when they're not feeling well :( Vet trips, too, are very tiring, but what great news that Timmy, at his age, got such a clean-as-a-whistle bill of health! After everything else - plus the tree limb - that must have been such a happy, welcome relief; it came through in your words :) Pets are family members, after all... I remember our dogs that way. We had four old trees cut down because they were close to the house and not meant to grow large or very old (Bradford pears; they don't produce fruit and get very rangy and brittle with age). It looks very sad and too sunny here now, but we'll be planting some crepe myrtles and a nice little maple soon. First, we have to get the outside of our house re-done next week (shudder)... It's always something, isn't it? Feel better... emoticon

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Breakfast out with cousins

Monday, July 23, 2012

I had breakfast at Bob Evan's this morning with my cousin from Massachusetts, and another cousin that she is staying with. My mom and sister joined us too. We had a nice breakfast. It was nice and quiet in the restaurant also, since we came in about mid-morning, after the breakfast rush. We had a nice time. I missed my dad being there. My cousin comes to Michigan once per year, and my dad was her favorite uncle. She did get to see him last summer in the hospital when she was here, we did not know at the time my dad was dying, but he was in very serious condition, so I think she knew at the time it might be the last time.

After that, I went with my cousins to the cemetery so they could see where my dad's stone was.

Very hot and humid here today, I'm glad I didn't make any other plans for today other than breakfast out this morning. I have to remember that even though I don't have chemo this week, I have to pace myself. Still have other things that need to get done this week, including lab work tomorrow, groceries sometime this week, taking Timmy to the vet Thursday for shots and a check up, and lunch out with friends on Friday. I normally don't plan all that activity within the same week, but that's just how things happened.

  
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TRACYZABELLE 7/26/2012 4:37AM

    This weather is plain awful and they are talking about in the 90's tomorrow UGH!!! Keep cool and hydrated!

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PIMPINELLAN50 7/25/2012 3:21AM

    Sounds like you had a good time with your family! emoticon

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SNUZSUZ 7/24/2012 11:49PM

    I'm so happy for you! I'm glad you had a nice time with your cousins and mom and sister!

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LOLAINSC 7/24/2012 12:51PM

    So wonderful to have a special day with those you love--hope you are feeling better. emoticon

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OPALMOON 7/24/2012 10:10AM

    It's so nice to hear you had a lovely time with your family. I hope you get through the rest of the week without any problems. Pacing and resting are still very important, as you say. Take care and keep cool too.

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KERRYG155 7/24/2012 7:51AM

    Glad you all got to get together. I seldom get to see my cousins since we are so scattered.

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/24/2012 7:25AM

    So glad you had a good time with family! You do have a very busy week planned!! Make sure you get some rest!

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AUNTRENEE 7/23/2012 10:06PM

    Glad that you had a good time with your family. Just pace yourself throughout the week.

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ELLFIN3 7/23/2012 9:41PM

    I am glad You had a nice visit! Take care not to over do! Sounds like a very busy week!! Love Ya!! ((HUGS))

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CIRANDELLA 7/23/2012 9:32PM

    I'm glad you were able to have a nice visit with your cousin and the one she's staying with! Sounds like a very enjoyable breakfast together. Yes, that sounds like a pretty busy week you've got up ahead (well, this week, really) but you do such an outstanding job pacing yourself, Shari. I need to learn how to follow your wise example! You manage to get so much done... Keep up the great work! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 7/23/2012 7:44PM

    emoticon So happy that you were able to visit with your family. Be careful this week and hope that all manages to get done! emoticon

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KARENCRANER 7/23/2012 7:39PM

    Sounds like some awesome family time! :)

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CARRAND 7/23/2012 5:15PM

    I'm glad you enjoyed your breakfast. I always like Bob Evans.

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The weekend

Sunday, July 22, 2012

It's been an ok weekend so far, was really hurting a lot all over yesterday, but feeling better today. Made it to church this morning. It was a nice service but too warm in there today. I was glad to get back home and into the air conditioning. It's another hot one here.

Still working on my hats, last week I finished 8 baby hats and 4 adult.

One of my cousins, who is in the area visiting from Massachusetts, called me after I got home today. She wants to meet for breakfast tomorrow with my mom and sister, so we are going to Bob Evans. I'm glad I'm off from chemo this week, so I can do my usual Monday morning grocery shopping another day. It's going to be very hot tomorrow again, so even if my cousin weren't in town, it would be better to do my shopping another day anyway.

  
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OPALMOON 7/23/2012 11:28AM

    So glad to hear you were feeling better, Shari. Not so good about all that heat though! I hope you have a wonderful time with your cousin, Mom and sister!



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AUNTRENEE 7/22/2012 10:26PM

    Enjoy your time with family.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 7/22/2012 8:47PM

    I hope you enjoy your breakfast with your family tomorrow. Hopefully by going in the morning you'll be able to be home and relaxing by the time the heat of the day starts cranking up.

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CIRANDELLA 7/22/2012 8:36PM

    I'm glad to hear you're in less pain today :) There is nothing like pain to completely sap a person of all of their energy and make concentration difficult, or such has been my experience. Glad you've got good, powerful air conditioning in this heat!

WOW...are you making quick progress with those hats! Wish I could still make them. I lost my patterns...and it's been years. I've forgotten what all the abbreviations mean. I'll bet the baby ones you make are really adorable!

So glad your cousin's there! Glad you're getting a break from chemo so that you can enjoy her visit, too. Stay cool.

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ELLFIN3 7/22/2012 8:00PM

    Glad today has been a good day! I am gong to start a Baby afghan tonight. My DH's helper's Daughter is having the first Grandbaby! Enjoy Your breakfast tomorrow and the company!!! ((HUGS))

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NURSNANA 7/22/2012 6:16PM

    Hey Shari, Glad you made it to church this morning. Sounds like you will have a fun time going out for breakfast with your family!

Keep Cool!
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Nancy

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CARRAND 7/22/2012 4:03PM

    How nice to have breakfast out with family and friends. Enjoy!

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