Friday, August 06, 2004

Wonderful weather!

Its BEAUTIFUL here. Mid-70s, no humidity, sunny, no rain. You would think it was fall if the calender didn't say August 6th. Yay!

We have a weekend of home improvement projects. Well, just one project. Way back around Memorial Day I decided to buy the laminate floors for our great room. Long story short, it didn't get done that weekend. And pretty much every weekend in June I was laid up with some sort of something (freaking out worry, surgery recovery, etc). July rolls around and I start chemo - so that killed two weekend. My folks were up one weekend, and the other we just decided to have fun b/c it was my first normal weekend in over a month. So, this is a good weekend for me, the weather is beautiful, etc. So - we are redoing our floors. Hopefully I'll be of some help :)

Anyway, our home computer is still acting up. Turns out, I have viruses!! This sucks. I've been on the internet for 12 years now, and this is the first time EVER my computer has been infected. So right now, internet access at home is very, very limited. Hopefully I'll have some time to finish cleaning it up. I think I have everything quareneteened right now, but I still have a couple hours of cleanup to do, and I don't feel like doing it tonight.

On the "how ya doing?" front - I'm really tired. I've been having trouble sleeping again. Haven't fallen alseep until after midnight all week, and been getting up at 6 to be at work by 7. I am hoping to catch up and sleep in tommorow. When I see the doc on Tuesday I'm going to break down and ask for some Ambien. I've always have trouble falling asleep, but usually I just took melatonin. Only melatonin and chemo are bad together. So I was cheating and taking some of the anti-puke meds that knock you out. Only they aren't knocking me out anymore.

And I have horrible heartburn! Oh its killing me. It started about 10 minutes after I left the office (and my stash of tums) today, and I had to do the entire drive home (55 mins) without any relief. Then I chewed about 5 tums, took some Zantec, and its simmering down.

But you know, in the grand scheme of things, heartburn ain't that bad. Some folks have many more of the side effects. Mine are all relitively managable, and aside from the 4-5 days of complete feeling like shit, the other 10 days of each treatment cycle is relitively ok. I can work & be social. I still have my hair (I'm going to try to post a pic this weekend for you all who don't see me regularally). Its just heartburn, fatigue, and other intestinal problems *blush*

Man I talk a lot!! Gotta run!

P.S. Hiccup - can you give me a new clue?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although you do have some nasty side effects today, you sound much more energetic and motivated! Good so!
If your laminated floor is one that needs glue, don't forget to keep the line straight and press tightly every row.
Can we get a picture of the new bathroom also?
We continue sending you all those positive vibes.
Chatelaine du Lac

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad to see you spirits soaring again. The weather is very nice--it makes me think of fall. All is well. Now for a clue from the Great Swami as to the identity of hicup== He's closer than you think. See Ya! hicup

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A new Bathroom and now new floors--I thought you were sick. I assume you are only supervizing the man of the house. I just don't understand how you manage the man in your condition.


4:46 PM  

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