Well yesterday was chemo day. They gave me extra fluids so basically I spent all afternoon peeing. I went out for dinner with my sister afterwards, so that was nice, and it also gave me the inability to workout which was probably good for my steroided hips.
This morning woke up – drank some coffee, hung out in bed for a couple of house watching Shawn T rap up his Diet show, then I got up and looked in the mirror and did a little gasp. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the Steroid Flush but you recognize it pretty quick. My face is bright red and puffy! I took advantage of this and hopped on the treadmill for my daily walk/run/drag and actually was able to up my speed a little, so bonus there. Today will be lots and lots of water to flush out the chemo and the steroids, and lots of protein and L-glutamine to hopefully keep everything happy.
I think the steroid shots have shrunk my hips. No really. I think they may have been quite swollen. My pants fit differently now. The downside is that my thighs look bigger! They have always been the biggest part of me, runs in the female side of the family. Not much you can do with genetics except lipo, and I just can’t stand the thought of parting with that much money. 🙂
I’ve got the laundry in, and I’m showered and dressed. I think I will do a quick floor sweep and kitchen clean and then I am done in the house. If I stay feeling good I will go work out at four. My lungs are not happy today AT ALL. I assume that’s got to do with the water retention. I also woke up with a bloody nose again.
When my husband left for work today he kissed me on the forehead and told me to take it easy on my body today. It made me laugh. I have had two days of taking it easy. The people who love me are always telling me to slow down. I hope it never happens. There is something that happened to my brain back in 2011 when I was first diagnosed with cancer. It woke me up to the fact that I am not immortal as I once hoped I was. When I had to hear those words again in 2014 it was all of the gates opening up for me. There is no time for wasting. If I want to be strong and healthy, I need to do it now. Period. If I want to read ALL OF THE BOOKS, I must do it now. Time to sit and play with the cat? YUP! NOW. Now is not the time to slow down. Some day that choice might be taken away from me, but until then, stay out of my way. 🙂
Okay – enough of my steroid crazy talkings!
Let’s find a random picture to add.