A day of ups and downs...
Thursday, February 14, 2013
I had a nice Valentine's Day today. Bran took me to lunch, and Arn got me flowers and licorice. The licorice because when I was putting together little treats for the two of them this morning I filched a couple pieces of chocolate and it "hit the fan" nearly literally. You may recall I posted a while back that I was abstaining from coffee, tea, cola, and chocolate per doc's orders because of ulcer issues. Well, it'd been quite a while since I'd had any chocolate, and the doc must be right -- there is some kind of acid in it. Not five minutes later I had the worst stomach ache and have been on and off the throne all afternoon. How's THAT for a Valentine's Day gift!
I called Arn and said DO NOT GET ME ANY CHOCOLATE! Ok. So much for chocolate. In like candy form anyway. It doesn't seem to bother me to have like a chocolate cookie.
Anyway, my brother-in-law had his second chemo treatment today. They were at the Ash Wednesday service at church last night and he looked really worn out. He'd had his first yesterday. One more tomorrow and then three weeks off. My sister has had some counseling and is handling it better now. So that's good news.
But then this afternoon, Ralph, the hubby of one of the 80+ year old couples I visit regularly, had surgery for a collapsed lung, and while the doc was in there, he found lung cancer in Ralph, too. I am so, so sad. He's rather frail from being sick for a while and I seriously doubt they would suggest chemo. But he and Donna are so close, they are still sweethearts after 70 years of marriage. I wonder how this is going to affect her. I haven't talked to them this afternoon, though I left a phone message. They were on my list to visit tomorrow. I am just so bummed... To make things worse, Donna's brother-in-law died yesterday morning.
I'm just feeling very sad tonight. And I'm worried about his lordship here. He had his appointment with the diabetes doc today and his A1C had gone up from 7.2 to 8.2. Nearly as high as it was when he was diagnosed. The man is so hard headed he just won't listen to me when I try to talk to him. I wasn't in a very good frame of mind to deal with that tonight.
So I really don't know WHAT kind of day I had today. (And eating was not good today for the first time in a good while.) Think I'll go do some mindless TV watching with his lordship...