Yes, it IS late, but when all you do is lay in different positions or sit in different positions, and sleep...sometimes you don't have to go to bed as early as you might think. I decided today that when I was awake, I would do something more than change positions on my bed, or sleep on my side or my back. Today I actually read almost a whole book--it was just a fun, easy read, but I was proud of myself for accomplishing that. I also made some phone calls--by the end I was sounding pretty raspy. That is probably because I, who have always thought I was this great water drinker, actually drink very few and very small sips of water. One of my great accomplishments of the past few days is to drink cranberry juice and fruit juice. That is a MAJOR accomplishment for me. (some days my progress is pathetically small!) I also did an interesting type of exercise today. One of the things I had to give up doing this last week was working out with my "personal trainer" at the cancer gym. (at least that's what I call that whole regime!:)) So I took my pole (feeding pole)into the front entranceway, and manuervered that pole back and forth along the entranceway--THAT was my exercise! I am anxious these days for a change of scenery--ANYTHING differnt. So last night I took my pole (It is like attached to me!), and went out on our trampoline and just laid there. Being able to look at the sky and the palm trees was just super refreshing to me. AH...life's simple pleasures!
Good news--I have only 5 more days of radiation and one more day of chemo. I have decided that I am battling the cancer enemy, and if I must sacrifice my hair, it will all be worth it. However, we still aren't sure what is happening with my hair. They say it comes out in clumps, and I just am not sure of the definition of clumps. It is thinning and hair comes out. We haven't quite gotten to the "I'm going to shave everything off" stage yet.
One more of even better news. Kelsey made chocolate chip cookies tonight, and I got to taste some cookie dough...without the chips! Talk about heaven. :) Well, on that happy note, have a great Friday...and I need your powerful thoughts and prayers coming this way this weekend. I want to feel well enough to enjoy General Conference with my family. :)I LOVE General Conference, and the chance to listen to our Church leaders. Love to all, Louise