Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sabbath Snoozing

Hello everyone. It is Sunday night, and I was wiped out today when I got home from church. This was more a result of yesterday than it was of today...but today I had planned to take it easy this afternoon. I kept waking up from my nap, and then falling back asleep again--3 hours worth of napping! WOW--that's a lot of catching up to do!

I loved being at church, even though I have to say 2 hours this morning and 2 hours last night wore me out quite a bit. I saw so many people that I love there--and they were all so loving and welcoming to me. What a blessing friends are to me--they truly bring love and joy to me.

I am still struggling with swallowing. I can barely keep anything but liquids (water and Gatorade) down. That is frustrating. I should be getting better with that, and yet I'm not. I take little bites of things, but often I throw them back up. I would like to get off this liquid diet of instant breakfast, but until I can keep things down, I need the nutrients from the instant breakfast. I hope I can start eating things better--my whole family feels so bad watching me struggle with that.

Let me tell you about yesterday. Spence was gone the whole day--from way early in the morning until midnite. He went to the Bay Area to go to his uncle's funeral, and so we were on our own. Kelsey was feeling miserable with a cold, and so she was pretty incapacitated. Brady was trying out for his school basketball team, and had 3 games during the day when he had to play. So I went to those 3 different games, and came home to rest between the games. Kelsey and I also went grocery shopping--I was like a kid in a candy shop because it was so much fun to be in a store again! Wow--you do start to appreciate the little things! Then last night I went to that Church meeting for 2 hours--so I came home and crashed after all of that. So that is probably why I was tired today too--remnants of yesterday. But I made it through...and that was a good accomplishment. :)


  1. do love to do do do...glad you made it to those basketball games/tryouts...that means a ton to B Boy. I waved south to Spence!

  2. Gosh, just reading about your day yesterday made me feel exhausted, and I'm supposed to have normal energy, unlike you recovering from all those nasty treatments!! You are AMAZING!!! Hope your nap/s today left you with reserves to face the new week and that you continue to gain strength each day. Loads of love, Deb

  3. You are working so hard to get over this. Keep working hard. I want you back to my same Louise Price I love. You are in our prayers.

  4. Wow, I'm in awe of everything you do Louise. Just make sure to spend time healing and being still...I agree with Deborah.. I'm exhausted just listening to everything you do... So sorry about the swallowing. It WILL get better.
    Big hug

  5. Thank you for being such a trooper so that Spence could be at Uncle Boyd's funeral. It was very much appreciated and we were both glad we had come. I love you Louise. Those throat muscles are having to relearn how to swallow. I know you will beat this thing.

  6. Louise - it is always so heart warming to read your posts. Many ups and downs with this nasty disease - I love your attitude and your insight on what is important and what isn't. So thankful to be one of your many are the best - it will get better! Love you, Janet