Saturday, 21 December 2013

New Meds

I'm happy to report my new meds seem to be a better match for me!  I've felt "good" considering all the medication I'm on, and most importantly I've experienced only slight queasiness in my stomach a few times this week.  It helps to face the next 3 weeks (of chemo), knowing my nausea is somewhat under control. And being able to eat helps with energy.  I've also been sleeping better.  So overall, things are much better then last week. I am fatigued all the time, and my radiation team has warned that it's time to "rest as much as I can".  Radiation is exhausting....who knew some invisible beam going into me could be so demanding on my body. (Hopefully this means my treatments are working well.)  Today I was making French Toast for the girls and had to sit down between flips because I was so tired.  I feel weak all the time.  I feel like I've run a marathon after going up and down the stairs!  You know that shaky muscle feeling.  It's crazy.  So I lay around a lot and am catered to.  It's great and frustrating all at the same time. I appreciate my family for taking such good care of me, but I wish I was taking care of them instead.  Today has been a good start to Christmas holidays:  we slept in until 9 am, had a big brunch, watched TV, did a few jobs around the house.  Tonight Darryl's sister will come over to play some games and hang out, maybe watch a movie.  I'll lie around for most of it and be a part of as much as I can.  I'm learning to be happy to be a part of as much as I can instead of feeling sorry for myself for not being able to do everything I would like to.  I need to focus on all the ways God is blessing my life right now:  with peace, with family, with friends, with gifts of generosity, with all my needs being met, and so much more.  We are so happy that our families are willing to celebrate Christmas at our home this year.  This will allow me to rest when I need to and join in the Christmas cheer when I can.


  1. May you and the family feel a special touch of God's love,especially during this Christmas Season.Thinking of you often and praying for you.

  2. Glad to hear you are feeling well! Have a blessed Christmas! I hope you get even more time to rest as you celebrate with your family and friends.

  3. Thank you Melanie for being real,as words penned in your blog expressed your true and honest feelings.I am so grateful that your Mom has been such a big help for you ,along with your other family members.Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas.