Thursday, April 04, 2013
This week has been very busy. Last Friday was Bob's 71st Birthday. Then Sunday was Easter. Although it was a quiet day, we still had a lot going on. I wasn't able to each much of the beautiful dinner Bob made us, but what I did have it was very good. The menu was baked ham with pineapple, mashed potato, and brussel sprouts. I had more of the sprouts than anything. Only two very small bites of ham, one forkful of the potatoes, 3 sprouts, and one pineapple ring. That was it. I couldn't handle anymore. My lips were even burning! Tuesday I finally felt well enough to get my hair cut. I have needed that for a long while. Yesterday I had both a manicure and a pedicure. They were having a special if you got both, so I did! Even with a tip. it was less than the total usually is. I love my finger nails. I'll have to have Bob take a picture so I can show you. The last manicure I had was before Christmas. The last pedicure was just about a year ago. So it was about time I had that done, too. When I do my own, I can't see them well enough to get the nails cut properly! Tomorrow I see my radiation oncologist for a check up. I was suppose to go last week, but Bob wasn't feeling very good. When I started to add my next chemo appointment to my schedule, I noticed it was for September 2nd. That happens to be Labor Day. I called today to tell them I thought we had a problem. She was really glad I called as they had others scheduled for that day, too. No one had ever marked it off as a holiday!! She was gong to have to make some calls to reschedule patients.
I'm still gaining some weight. I really appreciate all the advise everyone gave to me about this. The doctor should be happy as he wanted me to gain anyway. And I still am way within a healthy BMI. Since nothing seems to be helping, I thought I would revisit my earlier menus and exercise programs and try to follow them for awhile. Which I also think is about time!! I'm really not going by the number on the scale or even how my clothes fit. I am going by how I feel - which is still very tired and sluggish. The muscle I bruised in my fall still hasn't gone completely down from the initial swelling either. It's smaller than it was but obvious to me. Sometimes when things don't seem to change, we have to do what we have to do and think to ourselves, "Well it's about time! Why did I wait so long t try this option?"
Everyone have a lovely day. I feel so happy to have each of you in my life. I love you all. It doesn't get much better.
Peace, Love, Hope