• 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 59 (Sick Day)



    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Day 59 of 100 Days of Good Karma.

    Woke up today not feeling well.

    No, that’s an understatement.

    Woke up today feeling like shit.

    This is odd because Mondays have usually been good days.

    It feels like food poisoning, but we all ate the same things last night and no one else is sick.

    I called the doctor this morning just to keep her informed.  She said drink a lot of fluids.  And eat, if I can.

    Easier said than done.

    Nothing tastes good.  Hot foods smell revolting.

    I wrote this blog post from beneath two blankets with cold chicken soup and a huge glass of Pedialyte within reach on the nightstand.

    The most exerting thing I’ve done today is take a shower.

    I have a God awful headache that I can’t entirely blame on being sick.  I haven’t had coffee today.  It seemed like a bad idea given the stomach issues.

    I don’t want to take anything for the headache because the medication could mask a fever.

    Fevers are a big deal when you’re on chemotherapy.  I’m under strict orders to call the doctor back if I get a fever of 101.  Right now the thermometer says I’m hovering between 98 and 99.

    It’s one of those days where I creep from bed to toilet then back to bed again.

    Today’s silver lining:  My wonderful husband. 

    He didn’t bat an eyelash at working from home.  He got the kids ready for school.  He’s going to pick them up.

    And he’s about the sexiest nurse I’ve ever had force feed me chicken soup.

    I don’t know what this is going to do to chemotherapy tomorrow.  I hope I’ll be healthy enough to do it.  Fingers crossed!

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!


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18 Responsesso far.

  1. Pam says:

    Thinking about you….Fingers crossed that it’s just a bug.

  2. Brent says:

    Technology is an amazing thing. I discovered your site because I like to read “The Rowdy Kitten” and Tammy had posted a link to your blog. I appreciate your writing style and sense of humor and I enjoy reading your posts. I also admire your determination and drive. It comes through very clear in your posts that you are not a mediocre person dragging your way through life.

    I’m sorry that you have to face this trial of cancer and even though we have never met or probably never will, I wanted you to know I am sending positive energy your way. It sounds like you have an incredible family and support system in place and you even have complete strangers 3 states away rooting for you.

    One of my favorite sayings is “This to Shall Pass” there are brighter days ahead for you Meghan so keep the faith.

    • Meghan says:

      Thank you, Brent! I love Tammy’s blog, too, and I’m incredibly honored she included anything of mine in one of her posts. Welcome to the blog!

  3. Leslee says:

    Sorry your feeling so badly, but so glad you married such a wonderful man! Keep the Faith pretty lady!

  4. Sandra says:

    Hi Meghan, hang in there! I know from experience that sometimes one may be feel like there is no tomorrow – and a night later wondering what’s for breakfast! ( even if it may all taste a bit like metal, depending on the message O:)).
    Love your blog!

    • Meghan says:

      Hi, Sandra! I’m glad you like the blog! Yes, the ups and downs are EXACTLY like that. One day totally miserable and don’t want to touch anything that smells remotely like food, the next day starving. It’s quite the roller coaster!

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  6. Tina Smith says:

    boo. Yuck. Hate being sick, too. 🙁

  7. Mom says:

    I am so glad you got to get your treatment. You have always been a lucky duck when it comes to Justin. He is wonderful. I’m looking at different pictures on the computer and see the ones of you in the space suit. Lots of fun there. My daughter the astronaut!!!!!!!! Love ya, Mom

  8. Helen Opitz says:

    Hope you get to feeling better very quickly. I’ll say an extra prayer for you today. Love you.

  9. pwsquare says:

    Hope you feel better soon.

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