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No chemo this week; grocery shopping today

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My best friend took me to get some groceries this afternoon; since I don't have chemo this week, it was a good time for a "stock up" trip. With the fatigue and pain issues, I haven't been able to drive myself to the store. Most of the time my mom has been picking up a few things for me when she does her shopping. I don't like to have her have to spend a lot of extra time doing that though, so I only have her pick up the things I really need, not the "extras" that I want but can manage without, so today was a good day to get some of those things.

I wasn't really hurting too bad while shopping, but the pain flared up again almost as soon as I got home. I was thankful to have help carrying my bags in today, especially when I have 4 steps to climb to get to my door. I was tired when I got home too, but not as exhausted as I usually am after a shopping trip, so I think the transfusion I had last week is helping.

After I got the perishable items put away, I got into my pajamas and sat down for awhile. I will put the rest of the stuff away tomorrow. I also stocked up on some chicken and ground beef that were on sale; tomorrow I will package it up into smaller portions to put in the freezer. It will be better to do all that stuff after a night of good sleep.

It's raining pretty steadily right now. I'm glad it held off til later in the day; it was just starting to sprinkle at the time we got back to my house and got my groceries inside.

I think it will be an early bedtime tonight; looking forward to settling into my bed early, cuddling with the kitties and relaxing with my book.
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