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Heartburn and fatigue
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      8 comments

Normally, my bedtime routine includes reading for about half hour to an hour before going to sleep, but with the fatigue from radiation, most nights I can barely manage a half dozen pages, and for the last 4 nights, I haven't done any reading at... Read more
The start of week 3 of radiation
Monday, January 25, 2010      11 comments

Brrrr! Winter is back. After one of the warmest January days ever in this part of Michigan, (It got up into the 40's yesterday), the rain turned to snow, and the temperatures dropped quite a bit too. It's also breezy today with some gusty winds ... Read more
Finally, a day to stay home and relax
Sunday, January 24, 2010      7 comments

It's a cold, rainy, and windy day here in Michigan, the snow is starting to melt. A good day to stay home and stay inside, so that is what I am doing. I was able to sleep in this morning, so I did. Feeling so much better now, except for the... Read more
Funeral today
Saturday, January 23, 2010      9 comments

Still dealing with the fatigue from the radiation; it was hard to get up out of bed this morning. Also feeling more of the heartburn, also a radiation side effect. I may have to call my internist Monday morning and get something stronger than my... Read more
A day out with my mom today
Friday, January 22, 2010      6 comments

This morning, my mom and I both had appointments to get our hair cut. We are both having problems with thinning hair, due to our medical problems. I really like my hair now, and surprisingly, I didn't have to go as short as I thought I would. I ... Read more
A long, busy day
Thursday, January 21, 2010      5 comments

This is probably going to be a long blog, so I apologize in advance for that. Yesterday was a long day. After my radiation treatment, my mom and I went to the funeral home to make arrangements for Aunt Elinor. It went very well, and Chris, ... Read more
She is gone now
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      21 comments

My Aunt Elinor passed away in her sleep around 5:30 this morning. I am feeling sad, but at the same time relieved that her suffering is over. My mom and I will be going to the funeral home at 3pm to make her arrangements. I am going to sugg... Read more
Tuesday, January 19
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      5 comments

Still no change in my aunt's condition. After my radiation today, I went shopping for some clothes for her for the funeral, when the time comes. I knew my mom wouldn't feel up to doing it, and anything I can do to help my mom, I am happy to do. ... Read more
Very tired again today, and an update on my aunt
Monday, January 18, 2010      8 comments

I was gone for most of the morning today; finally got around to returning those two tops I bought at Fashion Bug that didn't fit, filled up the car with gas, and then went grocery shopping. Hip was really hurting today too. When I got home,... Read more
Feeling the fatigue today
Sunday, January 17, 2010      6 comments

Starting to feel more of the radiation side effects now. No diarrhea yet, but close to it; going to have to really start watching what I eat again and will probably be back on my bland food diet before long. I have also been feeling the fatigue ... Read more
Went to see my aunt today
Saturday, January 16, 2010      10 comments

My mom and I went to see my Aunt Elinor today. She has been in a nursing home since February 2003, after a major stroke. At the time her doctor (who is an arrogant SOB by the way) told us she'd never be out of a wheelchair. Well, she proved him ... Read more
Made it through week one of radiation, 3 more weeks to go
Friday, January 15, 2010      12 comments

It's finally warming up above freezing and melting some of the snow. Since I won't need to wear my heavy winter jacket for a few days, I decided to wash it today; it has to air dry so it will take a couple of days to try. In the meantime, I have... Read more
Thursday, January 14
Thursday, January 14, 2010      7 comments

I had my 6 month dental check up and cleaning this morning; everything looks good. It's important that I keep up with those checkups, because with the Zometa I am on, there is a risk of developing jaw necrosis if I have any dental surgery. So ke... Read more
Wednesday, Jan 13
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      11 comments

I was very tired last night, went to bed at 9:30pm, which is early for me. I was tired from getting up so early, and also the Compezine I took to prevent the post radiation nausea makes me tired, as did the Fioricet I take after my Zometa treatm... Read more
A busy day with appointments, and day 2 of radiation
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      14 comments

Last night, I ended up going to bed at 6:30pm; didn't really sleep that much, but gradually, the headache and the nausea got better, and I got up again at 9pm. Had a small snack and watched a couple hours of TV, then went back to bed at 11pm. It... Read more

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