Along the Santa Fe Trail

Saturday, August 22, 2009

....well, not quite, but time is getting short.

I wanted to thank everyone for the birthday wishes and goodies; they were greatly appreciated, even if I couldn't respond to them right away. I have pictures of that single, fantastic, perfect day and will post them later as well as my adventures in diabetic education as soon as I'm feeling better.

Right now, this round of chemo is not going well. I can cheerfully expect to see my food expelled out both ends within ten minutes to an hour after eating. Naturally my choice of edibles has been significantly limited by this factor. Soft, spicy things with a high number of carbs last longest in my system. The stuff you're supposed to eat --- bland soup, crackers, oatmeal, mashed potatoes, fresh fruits, greens --- just comes shooting right back out. Often it's still recognizable as food :P

I seem to be holding my own on weight, maybe even losing a little bit more, but it's frankly not worth it. I'm tired of being sick after eating and it had better ease up when we leave on vacation. I'm going, whether or not my body cooperates. I need this, I need to get back out west. It's the only real way to give at least some of my systems a chance to recharge in the environment for which they were designed.

So I hope y'all will excuse me if I'm not around much. I'll see what I can do on the road, health permitting. We leave next Sunday. I haven't forgotten about you guys and I'm reading. I'm still doing everything I learned. I'm just not able to sit at a computer for very long. It's a rare day indeed when I don't need at least three or four hours' nap in the middle of the day even after I've slept a good ten hours the night before.
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  • FREDI59
    I will be praying for you - God want's you well, it's time to get the devil off your case!
    3151 days ago
    Oh honey, I am SO SORRY to hear the chemo is making you so miserable!

    Sending you lots of love and wishes that you feel better very soon! I hope your vacation is spectacular and that your body cooperates and lets you enjoy yourself. You deserve this downtime so very much. I so hope you get it!
    3160 days ago
    I hope you are able to relax and recharge on your vacation. I am sorry you have not been feeling well. I will say a prayer for you...Gina
    3161 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear you are going through chemo. I didn't realize you were undergoing such a harsh treatment. You are in my thoughts. I agree with you. I think a road trip is God's answer to prayer!

    3162 days ago
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