Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Oh Tuesday

So after a weekend pity party, I'm feeling much better today.  I wish it was easier for me to deal with the Big Chemo weekend.  It's so hard for me to be too tired to make a meal or wash a load of clothes.  Maybe it's something I won't ever get used to.  I'm trying to stay positive, I really am.  But it's a challenge.

In case anyone was wondering, the Neulasta shot gave me what felt a lot like a stress headache, almost a migrane, for about two days.  Sometimes I felt pain in my joints.  Nothing this tough-y can't handle though.  I hope it's working and I have a whole bunch of infection fighting cells now.

On the Erbitux front, I have dry patches on my face.  Annoying.  I'm using the cream the doc game me.  It's not too bad.

Other side effects?  We're starting to find strands of red hair here and there.  Sad face.

Really though, I can't believe how much better I feel today.  It's like someone flipped a switch.  And I'm glad.  Today we'll play catch up with just about everything, from schooling to cleaning to exercise.  Tuesdays are my favorite day and least favorite day...thankful I feel so much better, but dreading Little Chemo tomorrow.  I better get going...I still haven't figured out how to get the house to clean itself.  ;)


  1. Glad to hear you turned the corner, and you are feeling better. I hope you can get a few runs in this week :) Thinking of you guys as always...
    Mike S.

  2. Did you ever contact that organization that offers housecleaning services for women going through chemo?

    I'd love to come over one Saturday or Sunday afternoon and do some cleaning/laundry/whatever for you while you rest or play with Reese and Eli. Just let me know! John said he'd be happy to stay home with our kids whenever you'd like me to help.

  3. I'm glad you're feeling better. Can't you train the kids to do ALL the cleaning? ;)

  4. Becky, I still need to do that. And we'll keep you in mind if we get buried. :)

    Rose, yes I'm working on that. ;)

    Mike, I will definiting get out this week! I was out today, Wheee!!!

  5. I am really glad that you are up and running again. You are such a strong and beautiful woman. Enjoy your warm weather. Love, Nana and Poppy

  6. quichyer bichun!