Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sleep Is Good

Last night I took an Ativan and the rest was history ... out like a light. For me, Ativan just calms the mind, body and soul. I only use it minimally so that it's effectiveness doesn't wear off.

Yesterday morning I had my Cognitive Behavior session at the Cancer Institute. I was still feeling very weak and when I offered to pour coffee for a couple of other ladies, I realized just how weak I was. I picked up the coffee pot and just about dropped it. I asked one of the other ladies to take over the pouring.

During the session itself, I was feeling pretty wiped ... didn't really contribute to the group. After the session, a couple of ladies ended up coming over and chatting with me. That was so nice.

I came home, had something to eat and had a nap. After waking up, I still felt quite tired and fussy in the head. I went to class though I really didn't want to. I parked as close as I possibly could because I just had no strength in my legs. I ended up leaving half way through the class because I just felt weak and unable to focus.

On a more postitive note, I got 80% on my midterm. My buddy in class .... who has a university degree and she got 85% and the girl on the other side of me got 87%. Well for an 'oldie' on chemo, I feel pretty good with my mark.

Nothing more to report for today ....

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow - you are amazing!! I would have stayed in bed!! Congrats on the grade!! Huge hugs, Sarah

sherry lee said...

You Daria are living proof that what we want to do we can achieve...and that we also recognize our limits and try to do what we can, as we can. Congratulations on a wonderful mark..that's an achievement to be proud of especially going through cancer treatment. As for not having the strength...one day at a time...and you knew when you'd had enough.

Ativan is a wonderful drug -- it helps and that's what it's there for.

Rest and refresh!

Audrey said...

Congratulations on the mark! I am very proud of you!
Glad to hear that you were able to get some sleep. Hey, if the Ativan works...go for it!
xoxoxo

Alli said...

Daria that's fantastic & congratulations. As the others say you are an inspiration!

BTW glad I could give you a giggle... I still do when I see those men in gowns...

Alli.....

Renee said...

Daria congrats on your marks.

How is your blood doing? Maybe you need to get it checked in case you need another transfusion.

Don't do so much love, take it easier for me and Audrey.

xoxo

Love Renee

Denise said...

Thanks for stopping by and checking on Mom... you gals are wonderful and you do not know how much your words help...... I pray that you will regain some strength and glad that you got some rest....... I know it is so important to rest........... Congrats on the test scores...... that is wonderful....

Lisa said...

ten points for drugs that work and for knowing when to take them xx