Friday, August 15, 2008

Day Nine -- and Feeling Much Better!!!!

OK, so I'm not this perky -----

------ but I am feeling so much better than I did a few days ago. I'm humming, but not singing like that, for sure!

I keep waiting for my hair to start falling out, but so far, it is still well rooted. I tried pulling -- nothing yet. I'm all set, though, with my hats!!! And I think I just might get a buzz cut when it starts instead of putting up with clumps of hair all over the place.

My legs still feel like stretched out, worn rubber bands, but I'm getting around ok. Couldn't stand the chicken coop feeling yesterday, so blew the coop and went for fresh veggies and fruit and some wonderful fresh Italian sausage for supper. Cooked it up with peppers, onions, roasted red peppers, and cherry tomatoes! Was it ever good over Amish hearty wide noodles!!!! Food fit for a Queen!

Did have a scare a few days ago with horrible chest cramps and body cramps. Like a full body charlie horse. I think I messed up by not drinking enough and by the next day, that was gone. I think I'll be drinking A LOT from now on!

Chemo symptoms are strange. Things come and go. Just when I begin to whine and moan about a new "ailment", that goes and something else starts. I'm trying to make note of it all so I'll be prepared for the next roll down the mountain!!!!!

Today I've been listing some things on ebay, and also got some wash done and some cleaning, so that made me feel like I got something accomplished.

There is life after chemo!!!!!


Joyfulsister said...

Hi My Sistah.
(( Hugz))). I so blessed to hear your chemo went well. I know there are those after flu like aches and weird after effects, but somehow you make it through. I used to take 2extra strength tylenol before each one so it would lesson the aches and flu like symptoms. I drank alot of water it helped. I also used Nioxin shampoo it helps with the hair. That shampoo really does wonders *smile*. people on treatments use this shampoo alot. Have a restful weekend and be good to yourself you deserve it!!! Hugz Lorie

Linda said...

I am sorry you still have symptoms but it was so good to read you felt good enough to get out and treat yourself to some good food. You'll need the nourishment any way you can get it!
sending lots of hugs, Linda

Julie said...

I love the photos--you still make us smile through it all. Wishing you a pain-free, chemo-free weekend. Julie

Debra said...

Love you Cora. I'm praying for you every day.
Love, Debra

Patty H. said...

I'm sorry you are having to go thru this. I'm glad you are journaling about it tho.

Wanita said...

So glad your feeling better, Cora, and that you enjoyed a good meal. Sounds like it was really delicious!

You continue to be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cora,
I am so glad you made it through the first chemo! Hope you feel better every day and that the treatment works quickly! I love the picture of the baby birdies - so cute! Here's a HUG from your new blog friend,

ByLightOfMoon said...

SO good to hear form you again Miss Cora, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers even when you are not posting and I alos enjoy the photos you come up with, I know that takes some time.
I cherish every word you write and try to envision your pain but do know we care for you. Send a photo of your buzz cut, know one matters except that you are ok. DO NOT worry what other folks think at all. I learned that along time ago, but have never had anything like what you are experiencing. But, I do know chronic pain and that I have to do what is comfortable for me and if other look at me wierd, I just compliment them on something they have on.
Cheers to you for being so strong! You will get past all of this. LOve and HUggies, Cyndi

Katy said...

You are being so courageous Cora! Your faithfulness and openness to share blesses me. I pray you just keep feeling better and that the next round of treatments with the chemo aren't nearly as bad!!!! xoxo

(and not everyone loses their hair...right? Maybe you wont??? xoxo)

Toni said...

It truly is amazing to me the joyful attitude you have. I`m praying for you as always! I love that hippo picture! Too funny. Your supper sounds wonderful!! We had sausage and pepper sandwiches on Thurs. night. Soo good,but what a mess to clean up! Glad to hear your feeling better!Love and blessings,Toni

Charity said...

I've been away and so haven't stopped in for a bit. I'm glad you are feeling better. I remember my Mom going through chemo for her ovarian cancer. It took her out for a bit, but then she bounced back. I'm hoping your natural good humor and sunny outlook will carry you through. Along with all the prayers of those of us who love you, dear! Hugs to you!


PianoPlayer said...

YAY! You are strong and determined (Dutch???) and that will help you in this. Never been there myself, but I know a lot of folks who have.
Blessings and prayers.

Gathering Hope said...

Hi sweet girl. Wanted to stop in and check on you. I think of you each day.
Happy thoughts Cora:)

God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain... - C.S. Lewis

Wilma said...

Hi Cora,
Glad you are feeling better. I hope things continure for the best. It was exactly 2 weeks to the day that my hair started falling out when I had my chemo. I hope yours don't but if it does it grows back about a month or so after your last chemo you can see it starting to come in. Its a beautiful sight. I had those same strange things happen to me . Never knew what I was gonna wake up to the next day. Everything will be wonderful after this is all over and you will feel better everyday.

Love and Prayers


Nicole said...


I am so glad you are feeling better. Love and prayers my friend.


Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

I'm so sorry that you're having to go through all those horrid effects of the chemo. I just think if the chemo is doing that to all your healthy parts, just imagine the havic its doing to those nasty cells!