Monday, April 30, 2007

Since today is Monday, it's all about the Big Mac. I ran out to buy lunch for Christine and I as a severe thunderstorm was approaching. I made it to McDonalds and got through the drive-thru quickly. Driving back I could see the storm rolling in and wondered if I'd make it back before the storm hit. Luckily, I did. No sooner did I walk in the door at work, it began to pour.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Spending most of the day on the couch, reading, napping. I have the windows open. It is beautiful out and I keep thinking about getting outside, but I want to have a lounging day, so I am watching the nice weather from the window. I need to have a day like this. Feeling good, getting plenty of rest.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Overly tired right now. Had my first computer class this morning. I am learning how to build a computer. Today was all about the internal components. Of course there is homeowork to do. Next week the process begins. It is interesting and confusing. I planned on taking a nap when I got home (around 12:30pm) but couldn't because the neighbor across the hall was in the process of moving out. They were loud. It is quiet now, but they might be back. I'm afraid to lay my head down, don't want to be rudely awakened. Beautiful day out and I am indoors. Hmmmm.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Going to head out for the evening in 45 minutes. Dinner with Kim, Scott, Sarah, Nicholas, Jody, Carl, Steve, Traci, and Ryan. Been awhile since we all got together. Should be lots of fun. I really could use a nap, but not going to be able to tonight. Oh well. I'll sleep when I get back.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

My frozen lunch didn't seem appealling , so I ended up going to Quiznos and getting the prime rib on garlic toast. Delicious, garlicky. Of course I had to stop at Cold Stone Creamery too and got *mint ice cream, chocolate chips, kit kats, and oreo cookies. Can't wait to have my nightly snack about 7:00pm!!!

*ice cream makes me feel better when i'm crabby, tired, etc

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I'll be napping when I get home from work. While I was able to stay up through the evening, I feel like I haven't gotten any sleep. I had to watch out for mountain lion this morning while getting out of the Jeep. I heard on the news one has been spotted in the area. There is a wooded area that runs along a creek and I have seen deer, coyote, squirrel, dog, sasquatch, crane, cardinal or two, but no mountain lion. I will keep a vigilant watch out my window.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I'm going to try to make it through the evening without taking a nap. We'll see how it goes. I am tempted to lie down on the couch. Things are going all right, Definitely feeling good. Tired of course.

Monday, April 23, 2007

I'm at work early morning, ready to begin my day. I can't help but think of what a great weekend I had running around, spending too much money, having a chocolate malt with breakfast, rummaging, driving miles and miles. It was a liberating, irresponsible weekend. They don't get any better than that.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

After a busy day of writing up paperwork (I finished it all), I am finally going to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. I'm feeling good, not so wiped out as I have been, the fatigue is fading. Glad I got all my work done. Now it's time to play. and eat.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Brought a huge stack of paperwork home for the weekend. Going to be busy writing in between naps. The weather looks to be really nice too, so I am going to try and get out and enjoy it. Tonight I am going to lounge, do a logic puzzle or two and watch TV. Glad the weekend is here.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Hot Dogs at lunch were awesome!!! April's food day was a tailgating theme. There were plenty of dogs, fixin's, pasta salads, potato salad, tuna salad, and chocolate cake. I ate plenty. Napped when I got home, had Alice in Wonderland on (Toon Disney has been showing movies from 4:00pm to 6:00pm) as I slept. Busy night on TV with Survivor, Grey's Anatomy, and ER. Feeling good, still tired but dealing with that, I love my naps.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I found it hard to get out of bed this morning and I felt tired all day despite getting eight hours of sleep. I took a nap once I got home. I had stopped at the store on the way and bought some fruit. I needed to get relish and celery salt for food day at work tomorrow and completely forgot it. I'll have to stop on the way, in the morning.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Not too much going on today. Worked a full day (for the first time in 20 days). Came home and took a nap. I'm still getting used to the fact that I don't have any treatments to go to! It was nice being able to take 30 minutes for lunch, being able to sit and enjoy my food. Looking forward to watching TV tonight and relaxing.

Monday, April 16, 2007

and with number 20 completed, I am done. Now the follow ups begin, in a few weeks. I came home, sat on the couch and cried. All the frustrations, fear, aggrevations over, replaced with a sense of relief and happiness.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Ready for a nap. I have been plunking away at the spreadsheet for work for a couple of hours. I want to finish what I can before I email it back to work. It seems like a nice day out, want to go bike riding, but I think the couch is more in line for this afternoon. Gameshow Network, a yoohoo, and a nap. Perfect Sunday afternoon activities.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

I brought work home with me, to make up time I'm using on medical appointments. I have been on the computer throughout the day researching and pricing equipment. I took a break this afternoon, Mom called and invited me over for pizza. While there, I noticed I was wiped out. I came home and took a nap for two hours. I am done working, want to spend the evening on the couch, I am still tired. Plus Pretty in Pink is on at 9:00pm and I plan on watching it. Hey, MTV is having an America's Next Top Model Marathon!!!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

When the treatment is in progress (about 10 seconds) it can create static electricity and today it was apparent, the hair on my legs were standing up and dancing around. Afterwards, as I was changing back into my clothes, the gown crackled as I removed it. Number 19 out of the way, ONE MORE LEFT. While I'm glad to have a two day break, I'm kind of wishing it was Monday already.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Number 18 done. Only two more to go. I chatted with Shirley, a woman getting radiation treatment for lung cancer, while waiting for my turn on the table. She is in her early 50s and has four treatments left. We talked about our ordeals, being in remission, and moving on once treatment is finished. There was respect and compassion, along with a sense of relief in our words. We wished each other the best on my way out. I believe I feel human again. Ready to conquer the world. . . after I nap!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I've been watching the weather. It is deteriorating and I am dreading the drive to and from the clinic. What I dread worse is missing a treatment and dragging this out another day. I'll put the Jeep in 4WD and take my time. I'm hungry, tired, and ready to leave for the clinic now. I have another hour to go before I leave.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I shouldn't be too surprised, but my platelets are down under 100. The radiation treatments can effect blood cell counts. Since I am on Coumadin and my count is low, I need to be very careful not to injure myself. No shaving this week. (Damn!) Beside that, the fatigue has settled in. It seems like no matter how much sleep I get, it's not enough. This should last a few weeks after treatment ends. The doctor is pleased with my progress and I will finish up on Monday as expected. 16 treatments down, four more to go. If you haven't noticed, I have been counting since it began. Time to curl up on the couch again.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Treatment 15 is done. Went by quickly. I then got to have a massage. I asked the massuese to concentrate on my shoulder region. She did an awesome job. Right when I was at the point of total relaxation, it was over. Too fast. I told her I could lay on the table all day. I made sure I was on the list for next week. I had dinner by my Mom and Dad, along with Michael, Erin, and Justin. There is always so much food, roast beef, country fried steak, chicken strips, mashed potatos, peas and carrots, rolls, creamed cucumbers, jello and for dessert ice cream sundaes. I look forward to dinner every Monday. We sit and have a good meal, great conversation, and good laughs.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter Everybody!!! Hope you all find wonderous things in your Easter baskets. Mine is filled with carefree days, restful nights, and hope for the future. That and chocolate. Been sleeping a lot, watching TV. I did get out and grocery shopped. I'm excited (egg-cited) to go over to Scott and Barb's for Easter Brunch today. Good food and company.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Finally Friday. I can sleep for hours if I want to. I want to. Had my 13th and 14th treatments. Counting down the days. My Pro-Time is 2.7, right where it needs to be. I'll get my blood checked again in a month. The clot must be getting smaller in size, there is no more pain or pressure behind the knee. I still get swelling, but that even seems less now. Work closed early today, so I came home right after my radiation treatment and now I'm going to go nap.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Got through two more treatments, numbers 11 and 12 the past few days. Only 8 more and I am done. The technology fascinates me, I'm always asking questions about the machine and the treatment, watching the machine as it rattles and hums, and microwaves me. The procedure really is nothing, I just lay on the table. When I was at EPCOT on my trip, I had the chance to learn to operate a Segway, the personal transportation of the future. It was cool! You have to be coordinated in order to drive it, so it was a challenge for me. I didn't hurt myself or fall off. The Segway costs about $5,000. Now I just have to win the lottery to get myself one to play with. Or I'll just have to go back to EPCOT and ride it again. I think I'll do that!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Have reached the half way point with today's treatment. Ten down, ten more to go. Reached my toleration point, just getting through the next two weeks is going to be a major challenge. Mindset: I just want it to be done with. I got a massage after treatment this afternoon. That was great, definitely a good thing to have at this point.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

I need to shave but am too lazy. I have been reading most of the day in between naps. Not much to write about, haven't been up to anything. I have been experiencing diarrhea in the evenings. I can eat during the day without any issues, after dinner, watch out. Oh the joys of side effects. Immodium is my new friend. The fatigue is there, it doesn't interfere with much though. I like having two days to rest up.