Saturday, January 22, 2011

Knocked me Down, but I'm back up.

Today's Shout Outs:

Angela B, Bonnie D Shell, Annette H, Marie H, Dona C, Carmen B, Peggysue T, Ted M, Teresa K, Kate B, Cara, Ivona P (Australia), Debbie P, Faith W, Yvonne W, Elise D, Vanessa B, Katie S, Holly J, Jan H, Sue J, Kathleen Mc, Consumer Crafts, Shell S

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Dear friends,

Whoa Nelly, I have no idea what happened yesterday, but it was like I was back to the 2nd day after chemo.  The night before I started feeling "off", not exactly sure what was going on since the day before I had felt pretty good.  Then I noticed I started to get really emotional too, no "moments", just tearing up here and there.  I finally went to bed and then woke up feeling even worse.

For some reason, my nausea was worse than it had been and yup, out came the blue bag.  If you don't know what the blue bag is, let me describe.  While I was in the hospital, they had these blue flat disks all over.  We finally realized that these blue disks were barf bags.  All you had to do was shake it out and your had a cylindrical tube for your throwing up pleasure... measurements on the side to boot.  Anyway, we took a bunch home with us and out it came yesterday.

Then, it was just fatigue all day long... it was crazy.  I was peeved yesterday because this is supposed to be my week of feeling better and better and that darn cancer/chemo totally disrupted by plan!!!

Another thought is that one or all of my chemo drug's side effect is the long term disruption of a menstrual cycle.  Who know's how that will affect my body and then of course is the thought that it will then bring on early menopause... I'm ok with the no more periods though (silver lining).

But, so far so good this am... I'll take it!

Until next time...

-Katie

20 comments:

Cassie said...

Well, that sucks, Katie. . .boooooo! I thought that was what those little blue bags were for. I saw them last week at the hospital, and wondered. I'm hoping today is much better for you.

Ted said...

Actually, if it messes with your menstrual cycle, I have to be concerned for the poor GUYS in your life! ;) Tell them to RUN, not walk to the nearest ice cream store to get you something you want! ;) Continuing my prayers...

Jak Heath said...

Well isn't that just a pain... but on the upside that is another hurdle that you've jumped over, pleased you are feeling a bit better today. You see I knoew you'd find a silver lining in your post and lets face it as most us gals know it's a good one, Teds right though, tell Kevin to get out his hard hat.

Gram's Treasures said...

Well, here's hoping you have a great weekend! You made me laugh with those blue barf bags, I don't know that we use them here. I remember from prior hospital stays, the blue kidney shaped bowl that isn't near big enough to hold everything we give up! So now that you are feeling a little better, be sure and go spoil youself!
hugs Joyce

Candy F. said...

Glad you are feeling better today -- have fun with the "sisters" and enjoy yoursef.

Curt in Carmel said...

Sorry for the setback sweetie. . .but get through it as best you can and let out what you must. It's all part of the process. You'll feel strong, weak, vulnerable, indignant, sad, happy, etc. . .it all part of the human condition. And you are going through it with a grace and dignity I've come to love and admire. Keep fighting the fight Katie, and never, ever give up. I'm here fighting with you! Best, Curt

Joan B said...

I guess this chemo doesn't stick to a plan, huh? Ugh, I can't imagine how hard it must be to wait for a good day and not get it. But, I'm so glad today is better. Yeah for small victories

Claire's cards said...

Better out than in, as long as ther nausea passes. I hope you'll feel better during the week-end, it must be very hard to lok forward to something and then not getting it.
Keep going Katie, we'll be there with you
Claire xxxx

Saskia said...

Katie,

Sorry to read you've had a very bad day. But you're such a positive person and you have such a great sense of humor... wow! I've already learned a lot from you,... i try not complaining about little things, i try to enjoy every little minute of my life, i'm so thankful for being healthy!! Great to know you Katie! Thanks for being such a wonderful person!!! :)


Lots of love for you!!!

Saskia

(sorry if my english isn't always correct, my language is dutch)

Novice Naturalist said...

So sorry you had a bad barfy day. I hope today is a great day!

jackib said...

Two steps forward, one step back....:( Hopefully soon it will be three steps forward, no steps back.... :) Hang in there, sweet girl.

Anonymous said...

btw - I keep forgetting to tell you that I love your "thank you for taking the time (its precious) to comment". You are so right. Thanks for the reminder.

Karen said...

Hey there Gorgeous Katie!

Just wanted to send you lots of love and hugs from Australia! I pop in and check your blog every single day to see how your going!

Stay strong, give those boys in your life big hugs and NEVER EVER give up!!! We're all here cheering you on!!!

Luv Karen
x

Jill said...

Dear Katie, Sending you love, hugs and prayers from Ireland.

Jill xx

IamDerby said...

Keep fighting the good fight Katie! I hope tomorrow is a better day. Big hugs from me to you.

Lu said...

Dearest Katie,
I prayed or ou this evening. You are so brave and you have so many of us praying for you-even your friend in El Paso, Texas. May the Lord bless you and keep you strong.

Andrea6760 said...

Hi Katie,

Sorry to hear about the ups and downs you have had yesterday. Im hoping that today is better and that you can stay away from the blue disks!

*Hugs*
~Andrea

Sue Ann said...

My husband Curt took the kiddies to Mass last night while I was home with a sleeping baby. He told them about you. Emma and Anton said a prayer for you and lit a candle ....... of course you are always in my thoughts and prayers too!! Sending hugs your way!!!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I am happy to see you posting regardless of the bad day! Your determination and fight will see you through this very difficult time.

Wishing you some rest today and a break from that awful nausea. You are in my prayers every day.

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Toni said...

down and most definitely not out that silver lining means some golden moments coming up(and there isnt no barf involved) keep positive hugs Toni x

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