Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Back at work

So I went back to work today. I started feeling a bit more like myself last night. Not 100% or anything, but a bit better. Less cranky at least. We went for about a 20 minute walk last night. Ug! It was too hot at humid even at 9pm, but hey, at least I got out of the house.

Anyway, lingering side effects seem to be: nasty food taste, sore throat, cramping in my calves, and a general feverish feeling. I'm not running a fever, I've checked, but its just that sweaty/cold feeling where you feel lke you can't regulate your body temp. Blech!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are feeling well enough to return to work. Sounds like your side effects are annoying, but very very glad to hear you are not feeling pukey.

20 minutes of walking in the nasty thick air around here should have worn you out!

I'm sending positive thoughts your way...


7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Hope,

Linda emailed me the link to your blog (I hope you don't mind). I’m so sorry that you’re going through this. Please know that just reading your account of everything that is happening is so inspiring to those of us who may have doubts about how we might handle a similar situation. I truly admire your strength and your candid optimism. Thank you for sharing your experience, not just to keep folks up to date about what’s going on, but because you’re living proof that, deep down, we’re probably all a bit stronger than we realize.

I’ll be thinking about you and wishing you all good things–-that you’ll astound your doctors with your ability to refrain from puking, that if your hair does fall out it grows back even more beautiful than before (true story: my grandmother had bone straight hair her whole life until after chemo, when it grew back in curls!), that your trip to Alaska is even better than you could imagine—-and that it’s just one of many adventures in store for you.

I feel like I should tell you to be strong or to be brave or to be steadfast in your determination to overcome this and any other obstacle life throws your way. But you, Hope, already are all of those things. So, just keep on keeping on, and remember that we’re all pulling for you.

-Anne (who was once also known as “hollydarling”)

10:25 AM  

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