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Long day at the chemo clinic today, too much sitting!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      14 comments

Woke up to the sound of rain and thunder this morning, nothing severe, some spring thundershowers. The rain stopped late in the morning, and late in the afternoon, the sun came out and it warmed up to 72°F. My appointment for chemo was at 1... Read more
Dr. Appointment today; low thyroid
Friday, April 26, 2013      9 comments

Today I had an appointment with internist; it was mostly routine, but I did find out I have a low thyroid. It's not uncommon for someone who has been undergoing chemo for as long I have. At least it explains why I have been more fatigued than us... Read more
Got a project done today
Thursday, April 25, 2013      7 comments

I have a small house, and a small kitchen, and not a lot storage space. I have a huge cupboard under my kitchen island where I keep my pots and pans, cookie sheets, muffin tins, mixing bowls etc. I had it stuffed full; which when everything... Read more
No chemo this week; grocery shopping today
Tuesday, April 23, 2013      9 comments

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 mo... Read more
DVD Review: Stronger Seniors Core Fitness Chair Exercise
Saturday, April 20, 2013      8 comments

This is a chair exercise workout designed for seniors or anyone who has physical challenges. It is Pilates based program designed to strengthen the abdominals, and the lower back and pelvic floor muscles, which support your spine and internal ... Read more
Yesterday's tranfusion, feeling a little better today
Thursday, April 18, 2013      13 comments

Had a hard time sleeping Tuesday night, but I made it through a long day at the hospital getting my transfusion. I got there a little bit before 11:30am. They gave me 2 units of blood and I went home around 6:15pm. I didn't get as achy as I... Read more
Getting a transfusion tomorrow
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      14 comments

I did ok handling my fatigue last week; knowing there was a good reason for it helped me not to feel so depressed and "useless". I made sure I got a little activity in each day; nothing strenuous, just mostly staying on top of the laundry and th... Read more
A Promise of Spring
Friday, April 12, 2013      12 comments

Hard to believe by looking at the calender, here in Michigan, that we are two weeks into April. Last night we had freezing rain that turned into sleet and snow. Woke up to a snow covered yard this morning. This afternoon, there is still snow in ... Read more
Chemo today, and hemoglobin going down again
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      13 comments

Thank you for all the supportive and encouraging comments on my blog yesterday! They really do help. I had chemo today. I had last week off, and usually on my week off, my hemoglobin goes up instead of down. But it went down this time. It w... Read more
Made it through a tough day
Monday, April 08, 2013      8 comments

The weather today is rainy and gloomy, a perfect fit with my mood for most of the day. It's the kind of weather that aggravates my pain issues; today it's the arthritis and sciatica flaring up making my left hip and knee hurt. The pain pill... Read more
A little bit of a tough week, but some postives
Sunday, April 07, 2013      10 comments

I had the past week off from chemo. Often, those weeks are when the fatigue is the worst, and this was one of those weeks. It gets frustrating to start the day thinking of all the things I want to do, then having that energy fizzle out on me by ... Read more
Happy Easter!
Sunday, March 31, 2013      12 comments

I made it to church this morning, but with the day I had yesterday, I wasn't so sure I was going to. Saturday I woke up at 4am with a terrible burning heartburn. I a... Read more
Ups and downs the past few days
Friday, March 29, 2013      11 comments

Tuesday night was a rough night. I tried my new medication, and it made me very, very sleepy, but I could not sleep because of the chemo side effects. For some reason, they worse than they usually are. I sometimes feel crampy hours after a chemo... Read more
Long day with chemo and stuff
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      13 comments

I woke up too early again today; the power went out around 6:30am. I knew that because when the power goes out, the surge protector on my computer emits this very loud and annoying BEEP BEEP like every 2 seconds. Had to get up to turn it off, th... Read more
Back to my workouts after 3 days off
Friday, March 22, 2013      9 comments

My shoulder is finally feeling better, but my left "bad" hip is still really hurting. That is not unusual, it usually takes about a week for my injections to really kick in and have a pain killing effect. I skipped working out for 3 days in... Read more

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