Thursday, April 5, 2007

Thursday, April 5, 2007 -- Yucky Day

Hiya Bloggy,

Well, today is Thursday, so I was not surprised that today was a Yucky Chemo day. That's what happened the first week where, once we had stopped the chemo and the pump came off on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday was a yucky day. Sure enough, last night was fine until I went to bed, then I started to feel just slightly queasy and tired, I guess, because I was ready for sleep by 11pm.

Well, I woke up this morning and you could have pushed me over with a feather. Talk about weirdness! I now know why people now say it's hard to describe what the chemo yuck is like. It's a combination of feeling flu-like and an out of body experience. I was very dizzy and out of sorts today, as well, you just feel like everything is such an effort. I did take myself out for breakfast this morning... to get outside and out of the apartment. I took my book and had a very pleasant breakfast at the corner cafe down the street from me. But getting there and back, took all my energy.

I did take Bridget out this morning and then again this afternoon. All told, I did manage to do 18 blocks (1 1/2 miles) between the morning/afternoon walks and going out for breakfast. But these were not energetic walks by any stretch of the imagination. It was just a matter of moving and being out in the fresh air.

Oh well, tomorrow is another day! I THINK the first Friday was kind of yucky, but better than Thursday, so hopefully tomorrow will be an easier day... then we'll be back to normal (she says hopefully) by Saturday.

But hey... we all knew there would be good days and bad days... we just keep telling ourselves there will be more good days than bad days :)




Bonnie said...

That's right Cheryl - focus on that you are going to have so many more good days than bad! And I'm happy you got outside, even if it was such an effort. I know my mom's doctors encouraged her to walk each day she was on chemo.

Keeping my fingers crossed that tomorrow is a bit easier for you. (((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

I had at least 7 entries to catch up on! I love, love, love all the pictures you put in of your friends, your Diva, your nurse and fellow chemo friend but especially your smiling face. You are da bomb as usual! The chicken soup in the car had me laughing out loud!
I hope the effects will not stay long and you feel better and better!
Lisa M