Rest day
Saturday, January 09, 2010      6 comments

It is a struggle to keep a balance between rest and sloth. I am unable to perform physically as well as I could when I started at the gym last year this time. I have to keep reminding myself that I am involved in a struggle for awhile and that... Read more
3 days later
Friday, January 08, 2010      6 comments

Yesterday was a good day for the first day after chemo. The changes in doses and order of meds seemed to work. I got tired toward the end of the day. Again this morning I was up early for me 7:45 am. Nice easy start for the day. Coffee and l... Read more
5th Chemo
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      9 comments

I had a horrible night last night. During the evening I medicated with donuts because I was so anxious about chemo today. Consequent​y my sleep was interrupted by night sweats and light sleep. I was up at 7am, showered and got into the van... Read more
Jess and I
Monday, January 04, 2010      6 comments

Jess and I went out for a few errands (get Dad a birthday card and a nice winter hat) and then we went for a coffee at Mochaberry, a coffee shop in town. When Jess was in Grade 11 we used to go there to work on her English assignments. (She had ... Read more
New Week
Sunday, January 03, 2010      7 comments

Today is the start of a new week. Bruce and the kids visited family in Trenton yesterday. Thank you everyone for your hugs and good wishes. All I have been able to think about is chemo this week. I have two issues to deal with, the Herceptin ... Read more
Sleepy day
Wednesday, December 30, 2009      3 comments

Today has been a very quiet day. I was up for a very short time before our visitors arrived and shortly I had to go to bed for a nap. After I got up we had a great lunch. Bruce made some spaghetti sauce and Jess made garlic bread and Brenda pu... Read more
Hospital stay
Saturday, December 26, 2009      11 comments

Well, I have been away from the computer for a while. I had a bad reaction with the Herceptin. So I went back on the Thurs. for the chemo. On Fri the 18th the Home Care nurse turned up for the first Neupogen shot. That is the one that is supp... Read more
Shot #1
Friday, December 18, 2009      5 comments

Today was a slow but eventful day. Bruce and I went out for breakfast and a few errands and came home because the Home Care nurse was comingtoday. I managed a bit of my to do list before she got here at 12:15. Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. ... Read more
New Chemo
Thursday, December 17, 2009      7 comments

I can't say that I went to chemo today without any anxiety. As they told me about the side effects and how it was different from the first three chemos I could feel the muscle tension. I started off with a shot of Benedryl and Zantac. Both of ... Read more
Herceptin challenge
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      4 comments

Well wasn't today an experience.​ When I went to have my blood drawn they couldn't get any from the port. They could flush it with saline but no blood would come out. So we have to drill through an arm and hand. The right hand was chos... Read more
Heart Test
Wednesday, December 09, 2009      6 comments

I left early today to go to the hospital for my test. I gave myself an hour and a half. The roads were busy and wet. It's amazing how many people were driving with no lights even daylights. I got to the hospital at 12:45 and had to wait until ... Read more
Driving heart test
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      4 comments

Today I went to the support group for Alzheimer's. It was also a potluck! Food? I'll be there. I made cabbage rolls. M&M's was closed. Hahaha! We chatted for a while and updated each other on where we are and then we had lunch. It was so good t... Read more
Good Days
Monday, December 07, 2009      3 comments

Well, I felt so good on Thurs and Fri last week that I ran errands, took care of my dad and in general took advantage of every minute. I should have listened to advice to take rest but when I was feeling so well.... What can I say. I had a gre... Read more
My dad
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      10 comments

I spent some time with my dad today. My sister has done most of the caregiving in the last 6 weeks during my chemo. I noticed a big difference in his demeanor and ability to interact. He seems 'tired'. During breakfast he had very little to... Read more
The Biggest Loser
Tuesday, December 01, 2009      8 comments

I am watching The Biggest Loser tonight. These people are part of the 'second chance'. They have spent 12 weeks losing weight at the ranch. Then they had to suck it up at home for 2 months. Tonight they are running a marathon. It is a true ... Read more

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