I suppose that is a fitting title, since it's been a week since I last posted. It seems weird to say, but life is pretty much going on as normal. I never thought I'd be so happy for a normal, boring, routine life. I made it through a five-day week after 2 three-day weeks. It seemed long, but we made it.
I have an appointment with my plastic surgeon on Wednesday morning. It's the 2-month post radiation visit. He'll evaluate how hard it was on me. I have some questions for him, too. I think I'm going to have to see a physical therapist for my left arm, but I want his opinion before deciding. I'm also hoping that he'll schedule surgery. It'll be 4 months down the road, but I want a date to look forward to.
We're having our roof replaced, and they got partly done before a cold front and snow came through. There is a tarp on my roof. Anyone who has ever seen my crazy neighbor's house knows how I feel about that. They're to be back to work tomorrow, though. It should be done this week. Here's hoping.
I caught some cold bug that was sticking around too long, and my oncologist thought I should see our family doctor. I did, and he prescribed a Z pack for me to prevent it from turning into anything ugly. I have been told that I'll have to be super careful about illness from now on. I was NOT raised to go to a doctor for a cold, so I felt silly being there, but our family doctor agreed that I should be there. I'm almost over whatever it was, finally. Just a bit of a tickle left in my throat.
It's 8:00, and my body has decided that I should turn in. I'm trying to listen to my body when it comes to how much sleep I need. I push it a bit later on most Tuesdays to watch Parenthood, but sometimes I can't make it. Thank goodness for DVR. I hope my sleep patterns get back to a pre-chemo state, but it doesn't seem like it's moving that direction. I know other ladies (who went through this journey at the same time as me) who cannot sleep more than a few hours at a time, though. I am smart enough to be thankful for the sleep I get, no matter when I get it.