KATZEYEZ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KATZEYEZ KATZEYEZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Sudden Drop... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035249 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4dbf105b-40c0-423e-8157-457c22310274.png"> First of all, thank you everyone who commented on my blog- it is such a wonderful thing to know that you have friends out there rooting for you! Makes it all so worthwhile! <BR> <BR> The good news is that I have lost a whole kilo since yesterday- it could be that my scales is being stupid, but there it was... some may be water loss, we will see... I have been pretty bloated of late...but it's great ne... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:50:00 EST Day 3 and counting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034791 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b3d8f975-3fab-4f71-b55e-70003e75e86e.png">Well, made it to day 3! I have lost small amounts, but this is encouraging as I have been stuck for so long unable to lose as much as a gram! For me, every single gram is significant as it shows some improvement in my state of being- I need to lose the weight to feel better and to help with my other problems. <BR> Knees and back are killing me and the change in weather makes it worse, although I am glad... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:31:09 EST Second day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034281 First of all, <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01f35c2e-b461-458a-afdd-38f4d45207a1.gif"> to all my wonderful friends who commented on my last post and made me feel welcome again! It sure means a lot! Trying to stay focused when I know that it will be difficult due to the side effects of Tamoxifen is taking its toll. Sometimes I wonder if I should just stay as I am until I stop the tab, but that is a defeatist answer. So, here I go again. With the help, love and motivation from... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:15:13 EST Starting over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033758 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f6c21ab-d929-4147-a7e3-2e61af60b10d.gif"> Hello, all! <BR> I know I have started over a few times and somehow never make the grade...so I have decided to start over one last time and make it work... I hope I can this time! <BR> Not feeling very good these last months- kept me away from most things I do...now I am making a big effort to start again- I need to- I am having problems as it is, so I must find a way to get rid of the excess weight. ... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:29:23 EST End of vacation...Ick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959392 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79182edb-ae4e-4772-91bd-2e112956806d.gif">Yep- it's that time again...tomorrow I go back to the lousy pit that I call work...I hate where I work, but have limited choice in where I go... The only good thing about it is that I have a steady wage, even if it has been somewhat chopped up- we are losing a third of all our overtime and a healthy chunk from our main wage... as Government employees in a Government hospital, we are the first to get our... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 04:29:40 EST Back home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958486 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24f139e4-2400-4b17-b419-ac5cf27b3c1c.jpg">After a nasty few months, I have decided to come back here where I have friends and feel happier...recently, I lost all my pet kittens in a freak accident when some idiot spread random pesticides behind our house...what made it all worse was that the cats didn't stray beyond the back yard... So whoever it was, put the stuff down close to home and decimated the pet poulation of the whole neighborhood...... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:34:47 EST Exercise? I wish! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866600 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1702074132.jpg"> <BR> I used to love exercise...the gym was the place you were most likely to find me after a hard day at work...exercise made me feel less tired, not more. Which is why now, with the problems I have with dislocating my knee, I miss being able to just go and do my thing...I am very limited to what exercise I can do, basically, I cannot get in and out of the pool, so swimming is out...walking is a difficult proposition, and t... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:36:59 EST Getting moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863873 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2090363010.jpg">Well, it's been a while and many a day down the road since I was last here- perhaps I just didn't feel up to posting or doing anything in particular...work was a pain, things have somewhat improved but still not up to speed...I am back on silly shifts, so feeling perhaps a lot more tired than I should be at this stage...Got myself a few bits of exercise equipment that I can use sitting down- hope they help. I need to find a f... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:43:38 EST Thursday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834910 back at work...not a bad day on the whole...few bits and pieces to do, but got them done and almost up to date now. Seems my other senior is taking the sick leave path and is leaving me more or less to it...It is getting very difficult to keep up the pace because there is so much that needs doing. I am also information-starved, so it is harder to do what needs doing when no-one tells you how it should be done... <BR> <BR> Diet-wise, I am stuck again, need sommat to kickstart the old metabo... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:21:13 EST Vacation over.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834428 Going back to work tomorrow...not ready for it in the least...I know that vacation always whistles past, but these last three days have been balm for the soul for me. Just pottering around at home made all the difference...I am even feeling tentatively positive about losing weight- I lost 2.5 kilos so far and managed to keep them off. That is an achievement for me, considering that the Tamoxifen is working very hard to keep the weight on... <BR> Hubby is on nights, so I am at home with the ca... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:51:14 EST Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833354 Happy Day! I actually managed to color my hair! Not what I had in mind, but it certainly made me feel a lot better! Also, I couldn't believe my luck when my mother actually gave me some cash for Christmas! I rushed out and bought a jacket I had my eye on for a while- that made me happy too! <BR> <BR> Three days off work! Kinda bliss! I needed a break- too much stupidity going on there and not much going on that makes any sense....Lots of people doing lots of dumb things...I guess that is wh... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:16:00 EST Feeling my way... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832399 ..back to the straight and narrow road of losing those kilos! It has really gone far enough and now is the time to get serious. I am sick and tired of not even being able to tie up my own shoelaces and getting tired too easily...I need to get back on track as far as my present state of health will allow me and not wander off the beaten track until I achieve my goal. <BR> <BR> Stressful at work and at home, so doesn't help any, but I have to overcome that and keep looking ahead to better thin... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:51:40 EST A huge thank you.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651526 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1259479337.jpg">...to my wonderful friends for their good wishes after my Dr's visit on Monday! <BR> I have to say, that is a load off my mind, now I can concentrate on my arm and knee...I still have a ways to go, and my arm that was broken is giving me pain again...I am taking my daughter to the orthopod tomorrow- I might well nobble him to have a look at it...I feel it being weak again, and maybe I have overdone it... It's a major buttache... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:44:06 EST Good news at last! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650040 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l17705059.jpg">Sring is supposedly in the air, and I am feeling the change of weather somewhat sharply. I always come down with allergies in the Spring, feeling sinussy and generally run down, but still happy because I have good news today! I went to see my Oncologist, and the news is great! All clear, blood tests clear, and ultrasound and mammogram very much improved! Coupled to the fact that my knee is better too, All in all good news! <BR>... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:29:39 EST Back on the Wagon... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628306 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l326595285.jpg"> I have been away for a long while...the reason being that I fell in December and broke my arm and dislocated my knee, so was unable to sit, stand, or anything else you might care to imagine...after all, the only way i could get about was walking around like Frankenstein in a knee brace... After removing the brace, due to a bout of dodgy physio, the knee partially dislocated again...so we were back to square one minus...no... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:57:45 EST Sleep! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548435 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1026597172.jpg"> SUCH a magical word!!!! I recently joined the better sleep challenge in order to try to get some semblance of normality into my somewhat shaky sleep patter...Ever since starting Tamoxifen, I have been unable to sleep, initially because of the pains from the side effects and subsequently because it knocked my ovaries for six and now I spend all winter in shorts and a tee shirt! Not fair! I wake up on average 5 times a night f... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:59:25 EST Getting serious... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523212 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1404086306.jpg">It's Autumn, my favorite time of year...and now I am going to have to get serious about sifting those excess kilos...haven't been feeling well recently, so not eating as well..I find that there is very little I fancy and eat what appeals within healthy limits. I have lost some weight, but I am worried about putting it back on again as I lost it when ill..I find now that I don't want vast amounts of food and am happy with smal... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:38:59 EST Why do people... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518236 ..have to be so hurtful? We work so hard here to help those that need us...and people are so ungrateful. I was deeply hurt today because we had a cancer patient in that needed xrays- we had to move her onto the bed and turn her on her side...her son accused me of trying to make her suffer because she was a cancer patient...As a cancer survivor myself, that really cut deep...also, I am not in my profession to make people suffer...I was doing the best I could for her...the situation wasn't help... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 05:35:17 EST Starting again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482771 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1724752147.jpg">it isn't as easy starting out again...I am handicapped as well by the Tamoxifen which I am taking...wretched pill has so many side effects...I find that, although I am motivated to do what's right, I get distracted at work with eating trivial nonsense, just out of boredom...I know this has to stop, and I am going to stop it...no choice...I actually get frustrated because I lose a couple of kilos and then oput them back on...e... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:38:44 EST Return to the fold... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479415 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2093416066.jpg">I have to admit- I haven't been around for a very long time now...not good...I am beginning to think that I should never have left...so here I am again...rejoined the community team- and back with a vengeance! today is the last day of my summer vacation- back to work tomorrow...ICK!! So a great time to restart the plan and stick to it! <BR> <BR> Hot here, makes everything so much more difficult...One isn't hungry and may pi... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 11:09:20 EST Hot and humid Sunday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413116 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1719434899.jpg">I wish that the summer would pass...it is so hot and humid here that I feel I am literally swimming in water! I hate it when clothes stick to you and you are running around wringing wet from sweat...the winter is so much better! <BR> <BR> Anyways, I am back on my flexitarian kick- to be honest, mostly vegetarian, I prefer plant foods to meat any day...I am beginning to lose some weight again, this time I hope I can keep it o... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 10:08:10 EST Stuck at home... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403374 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1333240101.jpg"> <BR> Hello all! <BR> First of all, thank you all you wonderful friends that visited my blog and sympathized with my predicament...I am still in pain as the burns got infected, and now I am stuck at home on sick leave and have been roundly condemned by those I work with...They even said that there was bets taken as to whether I would come in or not to work...I didn't want sick leave, but with the soreness and the ability only... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:06:04 EST OUCH!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402448 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l463077070.jpg"> <BR> Good evening, all! <BR> it hasn't been the most wonderful day for me today...OK, lost some weight, feel good, but had a small accident last night... i manged to burn my lips while tasting the sauce in the food I was cooking...only I didn't feel the pain and woke up looking like I had Botox and silicon on my lips...I didn't feel any pain because I still have numbness from the Taxol during chemo...it has been nearly 2 yea... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:58:47 EST Getting to then point... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401420 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1019522996.jpg">Hello all! <BR> Despite a rough weekend and day at work and feeling like rubbish, here I am again making the best of what I have...and the results are good! The scales has finally moved, and I feel less bloated...my knee is still killing me...joint pain from Tamoxifen don't help much either...but I am up and running and feeling very motivated...I am going for my walk later on, not a very big walk to as to preserve my knee as ... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:39:46 EST Wow!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395235 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1988055814.jpg"> to all the wonderful folks who visited my blog and commented- it really made my day!!!! It means so much when someone takes the trouble to be nice...and the advice i was given by all was solid!so much great stuff! I am going to start as I mean to go on, I hope that things will come together again like before...I got very discouraged when i put on all that weight after chemo and tamoxifen, but I will just have to snap out of... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:09:01 EST I wonder when... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393236 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l960307511.jpg">...I will finally be able to lick this weight gain problem without causing too much grief to my daily routine...I find that I sometimes just don't have the time to cook such meals as I need to, and wind up eating rubbish just for the sake of not staying hungry...I work dumb hours and it is difficult to keep track of what is happening in the kitchen when I come home about an hour after lunch is due... <BR> I think what I need t... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:04:22 EST Starting afresh... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307033 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l999760181.jpg">hello, all! <BR> I am starting again afresh with my new , healthier plan! I made a life-changing decision for my self two weeks ago...I have ditched meat and am eating vegan...and guess what? I am feeling so much better AND I have lost 4 kilos to boot! <BR> <BR> The idea came after visiting my oncologist last month...she suggested cutting back on processed foods and eating more vegetables and pulses. I love such food, but am ... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 06:26:39 EST Happy!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297224 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l418652496.jpg"> <em>244</em> I think I am onto a winner here...I have started a vegan kickstart diet and I am losing weight finally! I didn't think I could do it, but I am feeling so good one week into the diet that I think I will adopt it for good now. I have no inclination for eating meat, and I can honestly say that I cooked Spicy drumsticks tonight, which were a favorite, and I had no urge to eat any! That is good for me! All I need n... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 13:20:27 EST Yay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186162 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1311519910.jpg"> It has finally happened! I have managed to sift almost a kilo! I am feeling very proud of myself since it appears that I have overcome the plateau I was stuck on since finishing the chemo and starting Tamoxifen! I know that it is going to be a long , hard haul, because the side effects are still there, but it is a start! <BR> Now I need the motivation to carry on... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:54:53 EST New Year's day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183162 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l196546395.jpg">Well, it's day one of the new low-carb plan...I wonder if it will make some difference to my plateau...I feel bloated, so obviously have some fluid retention... took a diuretic to try and correct the problem...Ever since the cancer episode, it has been an uphill struggle against the weight gain...This time, it has gone too far...something will have to give...I am going back to low-carb as it worked for me before, so hopefully ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 05:09:19 EST New Year's Eve... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182221 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1066471218.jpg"> <BR> Well, another year about to end...I am more resolved than ever to get some weight sifted these days...I have to get at least 3 kilos off before the easter break! I know that I have certain disadvantages because of the medication I am taking, but I am going to give it a good bash! Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:49:42 EST Restarting.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180509 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l504181964.jpg"> Really need to get motivated again...rejoined the Community team and will keep going this time...I have put on a lot of weight from the hormone therapy, and I rally need to lose it soon! Feeling very blue by the amount of weight I have put on.. I know I can do better, so need to get focussed gain and lose them kilos! Sun, 30 Dec 2012 04:34:07 EST Day One... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4892944 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l471819812.jpg">Well, I never thought I would ever say that I enjoyed the gym...usually I am not a person who enjoys anything repetitive, but I felt really good going back to the gym today after all I have been through. I have just gotten out of hospital after the last leg of the breast cancer surgery from last year, and I feel it's time to call it a day obn all that and start to live again! I am at home until June 13th, and then back to work... Tue, 22 May 2012 12:14:52 EST A trip to the past... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4759544 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l688020023.jpg">It has been a while since I made a serious attempt to do anything about losing weight again...the tamoxifen is just causing too many unwanted side effects which include bloating and water retention...not a great help to any efforts of weight loss...I have gone back to my old calorie shifting system, which works like a charm as long as I can stick to it...I need to get back to my old self for my own opeace of mind...I am going ... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:51:05 EST New Year...one year on.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4663259 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l927033671.jpg">it is hard to believe that I have been fighting cancer now for one whole year....time has just flown and i am not sure if the past really happened or if it was just a bad dream....I know that i am very different now from what i was this time last year...I feel that I have changed so much and that life has changed so much for me too. It needs time, but I think it will all work out evetually. <BR> <BR> Weightwise, i am losing a... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 01:22:17 EST Back to a semblance of normal... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4611405 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l569825454.jpg">...at least all the heavy slog and treatment is over, and I am back at work...seems like yesterday that I was starting out on this long haul against cancer...I hope that I have finally beaten it, at least for now....the hardest part of getting back to normal is the loss of the fear of this happening again...the statistics are horrendous, and I reall wonder what is going to happen in the future...I have faith in God tho, that i... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 04:30:48 EST Ready to Go!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4499501 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l915742168.jpg">Ok, here we go! I have been now for the second simulation for radiation therapy, more pins and needles stuck in me...ouch! and now I am on track for the therapy itself...it will be for 28 sessions, every day except for weekends...then it will be just one bout of Herceptin every month for the next year...I am a little worried about the CT coming up, but since I have no other symptoms, I am assuming it will be clear. I have had... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 03:55:52 EST Yay! making Progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4474897 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l699017734.jpg">Today, I made a great deal of progress-I actually went on my first long-ish walk, and feel pretty good about it! Certainly, I feel like I have more energy than before...I am even thinking of going out for a short cycle as well! I have to get back to exercising and generally getting the weight off that I put on during chemo-not an easy task, but achievable...just need the willpower to do it. Once the chemo side effects have wor... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 05:29:48 EST Big Day Tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4469178 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l296979081.jpg">Well, tomorrow is a big day for me...it is the last big chemo for me- the rotten therapy will hopefully end, at least for now...I still have a ways to go with Radiotherapy and hormonal therapy, but there are few side effects there...so things are looking up! Plus the fact that the Oncologist is very pleased with the progress so far, I am feeling reasonably good. I hope all will be well...it has been a long haul and it still i... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 10:48:39 EST Plowing onwards! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4441268 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l72690162.jpg">It's been a while since I last posted-the chemo was beginning to get a little more troublesome than I originally anticipated...I am feeling a little better this week, only two more treatments to go after this week, so well on the way yowards the end. I have 6 weeks of radiotherapy coming up, but that is nothing compared to the drugs I am having now and the side effects. <BR> <BR> I feel permanently bloated due to the steroids... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:39:34 EST Yay!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4330555 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l873556091.jpg">Today was chemo day...always a bind, as it is a long journey followed by a long therapy...three hours...but I had the news I was wiating for today-the blood tests showed that the cancer markers in the blood had fallen, indicating that the therapy is doing what it should!!! That is good news! Finally on the road!I am not out of the woods yet by any means, but i am one step further down the road, and I hope this trend will conti... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:02:59 EST Good News so far..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4306639 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l918927261.jpg">..it appears that the most this new therapy is doing to me is to make me a little tired...and i did a whole lot of ironing today... I am thinking of doing some treadmill too, but too hot at the moment! Either way, I think 3 hrs. ironing is plenty activity enough for one day, coupled with other housework!!! I enjoy exercise, and the last lot of chemo kinda put the brakes on rather a lot, so have to start again! <BR> <BR> Diet-... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 11:30:59 EST Getting ready, finally.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4298339 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l63111339.jpg">...for the new treatment...it is early in the morning, so I will be finished hopefully by lunchtime...I am not a great one for sitting still for long periods of time, but am going to have to grin and bear it for the next six weeks...I guess i can manage- what choice have I got? I hope the side effects are less than with the previous combination...hair loss is supposed to be minimal, mind you, I lost it all with the last treatme... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 14:06:04 EST Oh, My.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4293330 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l155542816.jpg">It is sooo hot now over here...the side effects of the chemo have really gotten me down over the last weeks, which is why I haven't posted...my weight has been up and down- too tired to exercise and too hot as well...I DO do housework when I am up to it, so i am not completely immobile, but I would sure like to do more... <BR> <BR> It feels odd feeling like jelly and just wanting to veg out- not like me at all...I will be tal... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 10:46:27 EST Hmmmm..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4217576 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l629502275.jpg">...Sunday already!!!! Forgot to get Gerry to do my injection this morning, so had to get up extra early and go find him at work so he could do it...what a twit-I got involved talking about sommat silly and forgot the biggies! Never mind- lots more time to do what I need to do- a little ironing, alittle writing, the morning will go well I am sure. <BR> gerry wants to bring a visitor round this afternoon, I am not at all convin... Sun, 8 May 2011 01:22:36 EST Tired still.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4216269 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l707476348.jpg">... but generally getting on with it....second chemo went relatively well, I am by no means as bad as I was the first time...the only 'shock' was getting in the bath and discovering that I am finally losing my hair...so went and had a buzz cut to reduce the shock of losing the mop of hair I had-never mind- the least of what is happening is my hair loss ....that will grow back a lovely steel grey color, which is what is my natu... Sat, 7 May 2011 11:45:38 EST Off my Butt!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4191381 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l182285510.jpg">Decided to get going again after talking with a friend of mine who is a cancer nurse and has taken me under her wing-staying at home or in bed isn't productive, so I decided to get up and take the doggie for a walk! made me feel so much better!! I even felt less tired after I came home- had the oomph to cook a simple meal and get some washing done too!It's amazing what i can do when I put my mind to it-I guess it is just a que... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:16:12 EST It's A Bright Day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4188443 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l733146874.jpg">...that starts with a positive attitude!!!! I am feeling much better today-last night was hell on wheeels-asthma kicked in bigtime and I just couldn't sleep or breathe at all...kept getting up on the hour every hour to go to the bathrooom, and then I hit on the idea of raising my pillow a little- finally dropped off and got up all the better for it!I am not planning big things today- but I hope to get something done rather tha... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 01:59:19 EST Feeling the Pinch- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4187233 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l448983606.jpg">Feeling the pinch....just about says it all for me today....it was the most difficult day so far for me post- chemo-tired, wheezy, and just wanted to sleep....I am up and about now and feel a little better...I am making a small spot of supper to take my tabs and then will indulge in a nice hot bath, I think....I must get more out of myself now that I feel I am making progress and losing weight to boot-here's hoping for a bette... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 12:18:55 EST After some time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4120814 I can finally write again. I have been away since I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer a month ago-the diet and everything else kinda went out of the window, but I am finally beginning to get things together and getting back to normal. I am awaiting chemo now, but feel reasonably good- the surgery has taken care of most of the problem-I have just had a wide resection with lymph node removal, but it appears that the problem ended at the nodes- only 4 were infected, and nothing further-clear CT s... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 02:30:32 EST