Monday, October 5, 2009

Slept Really Well

I had a great sleep last night. Took an Ativan about 9:00pm and fell asleep about an hour later. I woke up at about 5:30 in the morning for a short time and then slept till 8:30am. The sleep was great but the best part was ... no nightmares. Looks like all the chemo drugs are out of me. Whewwwww!

Its noon and I still haven’t had breakfast. Just don’t have an interest in eating. I’m not really nauseous ... I’m just not interested. Today I’m going to go looking for something that might look tasty to me. Between the poor taste buds and the heighten sense of smell, things aren’t the same.

For example, yesterday, my mom and sister D brought over chicken and ribs from Tony Romas. Boyoboy,  I bet that is going to be tasty when I finally have some ... not ... it was disappointing to say the least ... nothing to do with the food and all to do with me.

Anyways, coffee doesn’t taste too bad and that keeps me going. I know it’s not the best thing to drink but it’s my little pleasure in life ... and I’m not giving it up either.

13 comments:

Jill said...

Stay with your life's little pleasure Daria. If you want it, go for it. That's great that you got a good nights sleep. Maybe one day I will try the ativan that I have but I hate taking more medications.
Take care :)

Teresa said...

Coffee was the first thing to taste bad to me in chemo, so I consider you lucky on that count. Because, wow, did I need coffee during chemo! I can at least now say that all the taste does come back. The only thing I no longer like is Gatorade...but that's because it's what I drank during the infusion times and now it reminds me of it.
Hang in there. All the best to you. And thanks for your comments on my blog. funny how the comments help, isn't it?

Sarah said...

Whoo hoo to good sleep!! So glad - it can only help!! Hugs to you hon, Sarah

whidbeywoman said...

Sorry you don't find food appealing. I worry about you. You might experience a rapid weight loss. Have you tried drinking Ensure or talking to the nurses for ideas? Take care, sweet one.

Daria said...

whidbeywoman, it's on the back of my mind too but I put on so much weight with the steroids ... I'm not terribly worried about it right now.

I might regret having said that tho ... in a few months.

Ronni Gordon said...

Thank goodness for Ativan, one of my best friends. Sleep is so important. I know what you mean about not wanting to eat. When it was really bad I had a lot of protein shakes. Maybe you can try that. Just a scoop of whey protein, ice cream and milk. Or if you don't want the ice cream, try vanilla-flavored whey protein and milk. It goes down easily.

Barry said...

I was told I'd loose my taste for coffee during chemo--but that never happened.

Life sometimes treats us kindly.

Roxanne said...

And you deserve the little pleasures in life!!! So glad you got a good night's rest. How is school going? Haven't heard much about it lately. Are you feeling well enough to go? How is that fancy rolling back pack? Hope you can find something that grabs your taste buds (in addition to coffee).

Blessings my friend

Daria said...

Roxanne, school is going well. I have a 10 page paper due in a week. It's about half done right now.

The fancy rolling bag works really good for me. I can do shopping and just sit down as I need to. I think people wonder why I'm pulling my luggage around ... but that is their problem ;)

shelli said...

I'm glad you're sleeping. Been there! We need our sleep! I totally feel you about being uninterested in food. Sometimes I forget to eat almost all day. Am I wasting away? Of course not...it's not like I started out at 98 lbs!

Hang in there! As soon as I hear something about the PET Scan, I'll post it.

Kelly's Ideas said...

Sorry for your journey right now - I pray that you are cured... Cancer is very prominent in my family - it is my largest health wise fear - but I know if and when it comes I will handle it with the help of Christ..

Love to you Daria and I hope food starts to appeal to you very soon!~

Kelly
http://www.amazingsalvation.com

Karen said...

Nightmares! Gosh I relate to everything you write, woman! I have had many nights with crazy exhausting upsetting dreams. It helps to know I am not the only one.

So happy for you that you had no nightmares last night.

Sugar said...

i am a coauthor at Call 4 Support, i just read your name there posted by our author, so wanted to drop over & meet you. hope you'll come to see me at my journal...just click on my picture for the link.
am going to sit here & read your posts a bit before i get ready for a drs visit today.
so nice to meet you my dear, hope we'll be friends. we're already sisters in arms.
huggies & prayers...