I've been resting for 3 days. My body is just tired, doesn't feel like doing much. Today however I did move from my bed to the couch. When I'm feeling like this I'm not really up for writing, hence why I've been quiet for a couple of days.
I'm thankful both kids were busy this week... my son went to an overnight camp and my daughter a day camp from 9-3. When she gets home she's happy to just watch some tv and hangout. #thatsuitsmejustfine
I'm so thankful to have my dear friends/neighbors [shawna + barry] do the camp carpool all week. They even brought us dinner on Wednesday. #yum [Shawna is also the 'meal scheduler' on my www.LotsaHelpingHands.com page] Our girls not only have camp together this week but have swim lessons at the same time each evening. So this give us time to chit chat about my latest chemo side effects. She asked me last night what it feels like. Hmmm.
My fatigue/tiredness feels a bit like when I had mono, but not as bad. I cat nap. I watch tv. I fade off. I wake up to see the 'after' segment and then doze off again. #Isoundlikeanoldman
I typically will walk the dog around the block... but I don't feel like it. One day I'll skip it, the other I'll 'force' myself to take one lap around the block.
I skip social events because 1. I'm not all that social when I'm fatigued 2. I'm fatigued.
When invited to an event I think about when my treatment is, what 'day' the event falls on, then answer "It depends on how I feel".
This week, while resting... I've reminded myself that my body is fighting cancer, something I sometimes forget. I know this fatigue will wain. The chemo will eventually leave my body as will the cancer. I'll be back to 'doing' and wishing I could take a nap.
ps. I am starting to countdown... week 26 will be my last chemo. 14 down 2 to go.