gaylejackson2 wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:03 am
I keep dozing off. I had weird dreams in the night, including the same one that I had a few days ago. I finally stayed awake about 4 am.
I also took Tramadol before bed last night for muscle/bone pain--it's lessening but was enough to keep me shifting constantly in my seat on the way home from SLC yesterday, all 4 hours. I feel a bit dizzy & woozy today, I think it is from the Tramadol, its' side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, and ??? I got a low-grade headache from it on Monday too.
Yesterday we went out to see Dr P, my plastic surgeon, as he wanted to check me over to make sure that the chemo wasn't messing up his handiwork. I have posted an update in my cancer thread covering that visit, but as I typed it last night (yay, with minimal hand/wrist pain) I think I forgot some details, so even if you read it now, go back in a day or so for the rest of the details I'm hoping I can remember to put in there. However, for one happy bit--I get to have baths again now!!
I have really enjoyed having days to myself, so much so that I found that I have REALLY missed the quiet.
Monday my children were off from school due to the previous Friday being the end of the trimester, then yesterday Dh & I drove to my appt in SLC-- it was GOOD to be with him, and we had a few frank conversations on the way out (I slept most of the way home, I tried to stay away but my body overruled the brain). We also had the opportunity while out there to see an old friend, she was my college roommate 22 years ago, I saw her 5 years ago but I think dh hadn't seen her for 15 years. She and I keep in contact through Facebook & Fb messenger.
Regarding my friend L, she made me several double-sided soft knit hats/beanies, and she insisted I try a bottle of CBD oil, even if only topically, to see if it would help my pains. I'm excited to wear her hats, they are the softest ones I now have.
Chemo Doctor says I mustn't take CBD internally, even to help with bone/muscle pain, as there is a component in it that causes the body to not produce as many white blood cells, that it can cause the body to not metabolize the Chemo meds as quickly as normal which keeps the chemo in the body longer and can actually increase some pain. I don't know which of them to believe, but am leaning towards Chemo Doc--however I didn't want to offend her, so I took her oil. I'm going to do more research, and in meantime I do have plenty of time to make final decisions.
I reheated my pot of leftover tea, added in 2 diced mandarins and 1 fresh teabag--it's spicy but so good! Feels good on my mouth too.
Monday I had sent a variety of pictures to Chemo Doctor's team, mentioning my latest round of pains & sores. Tuesday morning early I got a reply back about them thinking that I have thrush, so we picked those Rx on our way home last night--yes to the thrush and I have liquid Nystatin to take for that, plus they gave me a mouth rinse & spit mix that is positively revolting and makes the nasty Nystatin taste delicious--but the mouth rinse dulls the mouth pain which was a blessing in helping me sleep last night.
There is a man from my church here cutting wood at neighbor's again; he has single-handedly cut Most of a semi-trailer load of logs, and split them. Our church supplies firewood to several widows and disabled people within our boundaries. The pile of cut & split chunks are almost as tall at his pickup truck and easily twice as long, probably twice teh width of his truck too. The pile would be so much bigger, but many loads have been hauled off to above said people.
High today is low 50's with overnight low at 25, same for the rest of the week, then dropping into the 40's next Tuesday, with chance of snow Thursday next week. It's sunny outside but there is a storm system passing overhead since yesterday, I can feel barometric pressure against my feet & ankles.
I hope you all are well, or as well as can be expected this time of year. I'm sitting upright at my computer and my belly is saying it is time to move around, or lay down. I'm also having breathing issues today, I'll blame it on barometric pressure and yesterday's travel.
I'm going to knit & wrap in a blanket & watch Hetty Feather. I may drop my blankets downstairs too, they stink, and their odor makes the nausea & bile rise at night when I'm attempting to sleep.
Today I'm thankful for warm house, knitting (since my wrists are aching less today), and sunshine to walk in. Oh yes, and for baths!!