It has been extremely hot the last 2 days and I have been exhausted! It’s one thing to be hot normally, but with chemotherapy it seems to fatigue me so much more. No wonder my hair is falling out so dramatically. I do not have much hair left now, but I am going to get a wig when I can afford one. I heard that the american cancer society sometimes get wigs donated. We are going to check into that.
My children have been doing their best to come up with our house payment, but so far no luck. I am praying that they can get some help for us. I was a victim of elder fraud a few years ago and the mortgage company stole all of the equity out of my home. When we finally were able to refinance and save our home we had to use every penny the 3 of us had to save it. The new mortgage company was going to credit back around $100,000.00 if we were not late. We made it 9 months, but needed to make it a year. It is a great gift, but when you have no savings, and all these new expenses, what can you do. My health and that of my family is most important. God will help us and I will keep confident that it is what it is and all we can do is the best we can. Wouldn’t it be strange if there was nothing to be concerned about? I often wonder what that would be like. “I just want my cancer to leave my body, I want my cancer to leave my body, I want my cancer to leave my body”.
I have heard so many inspiring stories with the Olympic athletes. Their stories are amazing. We all have a life to live and its important we live it to the fullest as best as we can. I am grateful for my children and all I have. Things will get better!
I have been very lucky this weekend and am still feeling good and holding my own. I helped my daughter make a beef and vegetable stew and a homemade lemon cream pie. We have not had the pie yet as my son got delayed in traffic. He is almost here so I just wanted to make a quick note. God Bless Everyone and enjoy every day.
My nurse told me this round of chemotherapy may not be as hard on me as the first time. So far, it has been good. I have been tired, and a slight headache, but not the severe pain. I am telling myself I will hold up well this time. My steroid that they give me with the chemotherapy usually wears off on day three, so we will see what happens.
I had an uneventful day. I actually hung out with my daughter and relaxed. We are going to make a no bake lemon pie tomorrow as my son is coming home again and he likes lemon pie. My daughter is making a hearty beef and vegetable stew as well.
We also watched the Olympics and it was so exciting to see Michael Phelps get his 22nd gold metal. Swimming, Gymnastics and Volleyball are our favorites. All the athletes from all the countries are so amazing!. The man with two prosthetic legs that ran today truly gives you motivation that anything is possible. Well, my best to all the Olympic athletes.
I have been pretty lucky so far this time with my double chemotherapy dose. I have had a slight headache, but no pain at this time. I know that one of the main reasons is I get an IV of steroids prior to each dose which usually makes me feel pretty good for about 48 hours.
I have been very good about drinking a lot of juice and water today as my nurse told me to drink ten to twelve glasses of non-caffeinated beverages a day. I was given an Iron shot yesterday and was concerned about getting constipated. I am doing good in that department as well today.
I continue to tell myself, ” my cancer will to away, my cancer will go away, my cancer will go away”. My hair is still thinning a lot every time I brush or comb it. Just taking each thing one day at a time.
We had a very nice social worker here who spoke with my daughter about things to help financially. Family members can be paid to care for spouses and parents depending on if you “qualify” for certain “in home care programs”. These vary depending on where you live in the United States. She is going to get us some information.
I enjoyed another day of the Olympics.
Keep smiling as much as you can,