Thursday, last day of March
Thursday, March 31, 2011
GERD and GP symptoms: Got to feeling sick last night while watching tv; must have been some of that food I had at the Chinese buffet restaurant yesterday. My guess is it was probably the mac & cheese, probably too much fat in it for me. Usually that is a food that is a GP friendly food for me, but then normally I make my own at home and I use 2% milk, low fat cheese, and very little butter in it.
Today the GP is a lot better, but having chest pains from the GERD. Usually if one flares up, so does the other. I had tests done to rule out a cardiac cause for the chest pain, but they are still scary sometimes, even though I know my heart is ok.
Pain: It's one of those "3 pain pill" days; haven't taken the 3rd one yet, but I will at bedtime. Woke up with my hip/knee hurting, that got better with the pain pill, but this afternoon the arm/shoulder pain flared up again.
Fatigue: Not one of my worst days, but not one of my best either. Didn't have the best sleep last night; kept having strange dreams (maybe it was the Chinese food? lol) and kept waking up a lot. And the pain pills are adding to the tiredness today.
It's also possible that my blood counts may have dropped a little lower; I had chemo on March 22nd, but it can take anywhere from 4-10 days for the blood counts to drop after a treatment.
The weather is slowly warming up; it got into the low 40's today; considered going for a walk, but decided not to since my leg on the sciatica was feeling a little weak, even after the pill helped with the pain. I noticed that the crocuses are coming up in my yard! Still have about half of my yard covered with snow.
I did not do my strength training workout today either because of the GERD and the shoulder pain. Had a lot of setbacks with the fitness this month, due to the chemo side effects and pain issues; only managed 321 minutes this month, exercising 19 out of 31 days. But I am not beating myself up for that; I know I honestly did the best that I could.
Going to try to go to bed a little earlier tonight, there is a used book sale tomorrow that I want to go to, and I want to get there in the morning before everything is picked over.