Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I'm Feelin' Pretty Good

Last night's class when well. Because I was doing a bit more coughing the last few days I decided to pull out my inhaler and give myself a zap. I've only used that thing a few times once before. Well that zap made me feel pretty good. It must have some steroids in it to give you a boost.

I had to stand in front of the class and give a 5 to 10 minute presentation. I just leaned on the lectern and all was fine. When I got home my coughing started again ... I think the coughing has a bit to do with environmental allergies ... we have so many trees around our home whereas downtown as none.

This morning, I was off to the Cancer Institute for dressing change on my PICC line. This is week two of the cycle and if I'm going to have trouble with it ... this is the week. I parked underground and made my trek to the daycare. It can be quite the distance so I take lots of rest stops. At one rest spot, a volunteer comes up to me and says ... did you need a wheel chair? I quickly replied, "Nope" ... as if what are you thinking ... "I'm fine, I'm just resting." "Oh, O.K. ... I won't make you succumb to a wheel chair if you don't want to."

She saw right through me. Secretly, just about every time I walk into the Cancer Institute and see those wheel chairs ... I want to jump right in ... well maybe not jump.

Anyways, I made it to daycare, had the PICC line redressed. Only a couple of slight red areas caused by irritation of the tube and stuff. I'll be watching it like a hawk for signs of redness, itchiness and/or burning.

It is an absolutely gorgeous day out there today. I wanted to stop at a park and just sit in my car but I was too tired. I ended up coming home, dropping my purse on the floor and dropping myself into bed.

After a two hour nap ... I'm feelin' pretty good.


Michelle said...

Yay for feeling good!


Anonymous said...

Awesome! All good news. I am glad.

WhiteStone said...

I am always amazed and awed by those who manage to keep moving when feeling rotten. I'm such a wimp when it comes to pain and illness. I lose all motivation to move two feet off the sofa! Bless you!

Nicole Covey said...

Naps are the best. They can be sooooo refreshing.

Debby said...

Good for you!

Lesa said...

The wheelchair is there for someone just like you - someone who needs a break. Jump in next time.....you deserve it. Nap on!

Renee said...

Daria have you had your blood checked lately?

I had a million transfusions on taxotere, so get your blood checked.

It is a hard hard hard row Daria but you are going to make it.

Please use your inhaler, don't save it for a rainy day because today is the rainy day.

Get a maid, I get one every two weeks for two hours. She does the bathrooms and washes the floor and dusts.

You need this now Daria.

I will finish with lecture mode.

Do you need sleeves because I got a bunch today. If so resend me your mailing address and I will ship them out by Friday.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Renee said...

I'm okay Daria.

I am sore all the time and it takes me about an hour after my morning pills to feel okay.

I am much better than how I felt on taxotere and you will too. I felt like you not that long ago Daria, you will feel better even if you don't see that now, I am sure and I hope that you will feel better.


Sara Williams said...

You have been so down recently its great to hear you feeling good.

I have asthma and hayfever, dust allergies and rhinitus and I have found that chemo has made them worse. When I am actually being given chemo I start to cough and I feel as though someone is standing on my chest. I take a couple of puffs of ventolin before hand and it seems to work.

You are fab!

Anonymous said...

i can feel the pretty good feeling after reading your post.

nollyposh said...

YeY! YOU amaze me! X:-)