Saturday, November 1, 2014
Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today: 0.00 miles; Running Total: 25.36 miles)
Day 113 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.
The real effects of chemotherapy take a day or two to kick in and today I was the definition of lethargy.
The nausea was kept at bay with the help of anti-nausea medication and copious amounts of ginger tea.
The Neulasta injection that helps rebuild my immune system makes the muscles in my back and shoulders ache.
I wasn’t super hungry. I ate, but I didn’t want much more than crackers and cold fruit.
When the kids wanted to go outside I sat in a lawn chair, read a book and enjoyed the sunshine while they played on the swings and rolled in the grass with the dog.
I binge watched more of Downton Abbey (holy crap I can’t leave that show alone. Who knew a PBS show would be so amazing?!).
It feels like I’m getting over a stomach flu. I imagine if I wasn’t taking the anti-nausea medication it would feel like I was in the middle of a stomach flu.
Today’s silver lining: Emotionally (God I hate that word — it’s just so squishy) I was great.
I allowed myself to rest. I didn’t cry over nothing. The kids didn’t give me those sideways mommy’s-gone-crazy-again looks.
I’m like a Rolling Stones album, only I’ve switched tracks from Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown to Mother’s Little Helper.
What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!
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