The tired continues. I was able to get out for a wonderful 2+ mile walk on Sunday with Bev. It's always great fun to spend time together and catch up. She made me a lovely Hawaiian-themed pillow case, so I can dream of ocean breazes and swaying palm trees -- it is so lovely.
Bev and I (and our group of fiber gals - our knitting/spinning buddy gals) have a dear fiber friend who just lost her young daughter to a rare form of cancer at 36 years of young age. I just cannot imagine what this must be like for our friend, the daughters husband and teen and pre-teen children. It is almost too painful to think of her pain and grief. This cancer is so evil and prevalent. When, where does it all stop?
This tired stuff is pretty all consuming. (You are most likely getting my drift as I keep coming back to this -- I'm just dragging today). Luckily I was able to take Gaige for a few hours yesterday. He plays so well now, as long as Lego's are present, that I was able to relax in the recliner. And later, Mark, Sarah, Gaige & I all got out onto our deck for pizza dinner and time to hang out in the hammock.
I am so glad I got a chemo vacation last week. I am just dragging (Oops, I say it again). Can't imagine how I would be feeling if I'd had chemo then. Although I'm sure another blood transfusion would have been scheduled, and one may still be in the near future for me. I had planned a fun day this past Saturday to ride into Berkeley with Sarah and see some of her girlfriends from work, especially Tiffany and her new little one, Rowan. But it was not to be. Again, the fatigue was something I could not overlook. So some nice long naps have been happening each day, and not much more than watering plants, a bit of sewing or knitting. Today is not much better. Boohoo.
And BTW, for those wondering about my potassium levels; it returned to 3.8 with last weeks blood work, which is well in the normal range. So I am back on my regular twice a day Furosemide (lasix), and my Cardiologist says we will start supplemental potassium should this happen again.
|Back - L-R: Leah, Elizabeth, me, Mary. Front: Emory & Analise.|
|Fun with the precious grandkids.|
|Alura & Madeleine cooling off.|
|Fun family gathering at the Jansons.|
|Dallara Family Reunion|
And on Monday we took off for a few days in Carmel with great friends, Ed & JoAnn. Nice, relaxing, sunshine, ocean, full moon, and sand between our toes. Perfect!
|Fun with the Merritts in Carmel|
Now saving up my energy for chemo this Thursday.
Die cancer, DIE. You are messing with the wrong woman!!
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