Wednesday, July 4, 2012

And She's Back

After Sunday's crash and Monday's screaming bone pain, Tuesday was more tolerable.  My legs and lower back still hurt pretty darn bad, but it was tolerable and I could work.  My appetite was back, and I not only ate lunch, but also ate like crazy last night.

We're going to Mom's today for the fourth, so I'm glad to be feeling better.  I made pasta salad last night, and Kevin and I put together a fruit salad this morning.  We'll do hot dogs and brats, to minimize the time Kevin spends at the grill in the 100 degree heat.  Mom made a peach cobbler, and I've heard a rumor about potato salad.  Sounds like plenty of food, considering how few people will be there.  It's OK, though.  Leftovers are my friends.

I'm glad I've been keeping a chemo diary of sorts.  It helps me to know what to expect, and it gives me hope to know when my appetite returned last time, etc.  Otherwise, I think it would feel quite depressing during the five days or so that I don't want food.  I still get a headache every day, but it hasn't been as bad.  She said she'd cut the steroids further if this continued, so that will probably happen.  I'm kind of scared for her to do so, though, because the steroids are keeping me from being nauseous.

Oh well.  Like I said before, if a headache is the worst I have to deal with, I consider myself blessed.  I'll take some Advil and go enjoy my day.  We went a bit overboard with fireworks for the girls.  I think it's guilt on my part.  I feel like I've robbed my family of a summer, so I'm spoiling them when I can.  Because we'll have no vacation, no trips, and no amusement parks, I indulge them when an opportunity shows itself.  Eh.  It makes me feel better, ok?

7 comments:

Cindi said...

HAPPY 4TH!...fireworks, fruit salad, potato salad...sounds like a PERFECT day to me...be safe..Glad ur feeling good to enjoy the day...hope the headache is minimal..(((hugs)))

Shell said...

YAY for your appetite!

I hope y'all enjoy the hell out of your day!

I love potato salad. Sadly, Jim won't eat it and it's too much work for just myself. The brats sound good though...

Bookncoffee said...

All of it sounds so good. Hope you enjoy your day. Enjoy the fireworks. We have a serious burn ban going on here. They may allow the public places to continue their fireworks but have asked people not to do them here at their residences. George and I are just hanging here and having a lazy day and enjoying not going anywhere. Happy 4th and glad you feel like eating!

Missie said...

Happy 4th and I'm so glad you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

My wife feels the same way... That she's robbed our 14 year old daughter (and me of a summer). I keep telling her that a "lost summer" is better than losing her.

FrankandMary said...

Spoiling can be great fun, but you didn't rob them of their summer. It isn't your fault, & I am sure they know that. You probably need to be spoiled a little as well. ~Mary

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Hope you had a good holiday. Everything sounds good except brats.. I hate sausage, bratwurst, keilbasa etc.. its a texture thing.