Chemo #2 Day 9

25 Jul

Today has been a better day than the last two.  This is the day during my last chemo treatment that my fever started.  I have not had a fever today.  I am so glad!  I am still very weak and cannot walk around for long without having to sit down and rest.  But, it has been better.  Yesterday I barely made it out of bed and was in a daze most of the day.  I literally felt drugged.  Today, I have that feeling every so often throughout the day, but have been able to at least make myself meals, take a bath and get around on my own today.  Kevan had to help me quite a bit yesterday…even to help me get to the bathroom.

When I say I made myself meals today….I have a chair in the kitchen now so I can get off the couch and do something.  I hate sitting around.  So, I walk to the chair….make myself something and walk back to the couch.  Or I use the chair while I wash dishes.  I never realized how much energy it takes to stand.  I cannot stand for very long.  I get too dizzy and have to sit.  I am thankful for the chair and thankful to have something to do except to sit and watch TV.  I was also able to read some this morning and my brain actually worked enough to comprehend it.  YAY! 

Other than weakness, occasional bone pain in my hips and feeling drugged I am doing good today.  The throat and stomach burning is not hurting as bad…it comes and goes.  I am able to eat normally now…not just potatoes, eggs and oatmeal.  I will confess that in the last few days I have actually eaten an entire jar of Vlasic dill pickles!  I don’t know what is wrong with me, but they taste really good to me.  lol!  I don’t normally eat pickles.  Also, I don’t like watermelon and I am TOTALLY craving watermelon.  It is so weird.  Secretly praying that Kevan gets his hands on one before he comes home from church tonight.  Shh!  lol!!  Tomorrow I will be going in to have my counts checked.  I’m praying everything will be good.  If all goes well I should be feeling a lot better in 2 or 3 days.  At least, I did last time.

Just received a call from a woman at church.  She made Kevan and I some homemade cinnamon rolls from freshly ground flour.  I was actually browsing Pinterest and salivating over all of the desserts so I am REALLY looking forward to Kevan bringing them home from church tonight.  Thanking the Lord for this little blessing!  I am so excited!

3 Responses to “Chemo #2 Day 9”

  1. Nancy Farrell July 25, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    This is good news Jayde. I am thankful for the "up" report, even though it is still a trial for you. We will celebrate these small gifts with you. So, we continue to pray for you and your sweet, devoted husband Kevan.

  2. Cheryl Whiteaker July 25, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    It is good to hear your feeling a little better. Maybe before long you can grind your flour and preserve veggies and help Kevin remodel the house. Then we will know you are getting back to the old Jadye

  3. Julie July 26, 2012 at 1:41 am #

    Hey Jayde, Just wanted to pass on a suggestion for you. When you don't feel like reading or watching tv, you could listen to audio sermons or music on line, or even stories. Praying daily for you! Love you.

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