Saturday, June 26, 2010

2nd day post-chemo, not good!

So it's Saturday, chemo was 2 days ago. The "yuckies" have hit full force. It started with a headache last night, then the nausea came this morning. I've been lying around all day, sleeping on and off. The plan was to go up to NC with John this weekend. The girls are going to kids camp at his club starting on Monday. He left early this morning and we were going to drive up later. Ain't happening!

The girls have been great today and thankfully, my sister came over to feed them lunch and check in. After several medications, I started feeling a little better this afternoon. John suggested meeting in Gainesville to hand over the girls. Jan was going to drive them, but I was feeling better and wanted to see them off. The kids camp is something we do every year and this year they are adding more activities - whitewater rafting, horseback riding. I was really looking forward to going up and spending the week like I normally do. But with my radiation treatments every day, I'm stuck here at home. Cancer stinks!

So anyway, I just got back home and I'm exhausted! Going to take another nap, I think. I will say this, we met John at the McDonald's in Oakwood and while we were waiting on him, I got the girls something to eat. I remember last time I had chemo, the only thing that tasted really good and offset the nausea was french fries, so I ordered some - mmmmmm, they're still good! I know I've been trying to eat healthier since reading all this research on cancer and diet. But sometimes, if junk food can make things better for just a little while, I'm all for it!

I sure do hope tomorrow is better!


Julie W. said...

I hope yesterday and today are better! Happy to hear french fries work--how fun is that to have a great reason to get some fries?! Would be really sad if your 'go to' food was something like live (shiver!!). A friend's best anti-nausea during chemo was peppermint ice cream.

Lay around, read a book, and feel better. I know you miss the girls, but so glad to hear you were able to send them off to camp. They will be missing you, too, but have so many fun stories to bring back to entertain you with! Hang in there!

Joy said...

Melinda, I'm a friend of Haley's, just have been catching up on your blog and praying for you. You asked about a Bible verse and I've looked - here is one I've found helpful, the idea of the Holy Spirit interceding for me when I can't pray for myself...
Romans 8 [26] Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (King James version)

Donna Sant said...


Erik, the kids and I have been keeping you in our prayers every night at dinner and bedtime. Keep fighting the good fight! You can do it!


Elizabeth said...

Hang in there - praying for you everyday! How are you feeling today?

Paula said...

Melinda --- hang in there, girlfriend!!! I am so glad you are reading the book. I found it astounding when I read it.