This has not been a very eventful day--round 2 of radiation. The radiation technicians told me that i looked TIRED...which always makes you feel tired. I had lost 3 pounds, which is not good in my state--however, the real problem is that they weigh me in different clothes,therefore I'm going to weigh differently. It also makes a big difference that I was wearing tennis shoes one day and was barefoot today. So it's not quite as bad as they think it is. I met with the radiologist oncologist who is super nice, and with her nurse. I went up to work out, but I wasn't feeling so well today, and I had time limits, so I only worked out for about 20 minutes.
My sister, kathy, flew in today from California, and it's been nice to have her here. She is pretty easy to have around--and she is a napper like me, so if I am tired, she is very accommodating, and joins me in a nap! We went for a short walk, and she helped with dinner, and it's just nice to have her here.
I appreciate all the suggestions of things to do--I hope to have some goals and get some things done each day--they may not be much, but hopefully I'll do something. I finished a book today--very light reading, but fun. I DO hope my niece, Melanie, will come over and make me laugh during one of my treatments--she can make me laugh almost better than anyone. I am going to look up some of these books/talks on CD, and listen to those. So, thanks to everyone, who gave me different suggestions. :)
One of the things that you really realize during a time like this is that life goes on...even if yours has pretty much stopped for you. Homework still needs to be done, life can still be traumatic, and feelings get hurt. I guess it really is a blessing that life does go on, and that there's some normalcy when your world kind of turns upside down. I had some visitors today, and that was really nice--people are the greatest kinds of blessings we can have. Thanks to all of you for caring, for calling, for emailing, and for just keeping me in your thoughts. I love you all, Louise