Thursday, February 23, 2012

a bit of good news today!

I want to say really quickly that I'm probably not the best person to be writing my own blog. I tend to forget things that might be somewhat interesting or important. But I will continue to do the best I can.

The good news I mentioned in my title: We caught the little mouse! My mom had put out a little box trap for him to scurry inside to get some cheese... but then he's stuck in there. I heard all this happen last night and because he was still alive in the little box, there was going to be no way I would be able to sleep listening to him. There was also no way I was going to touch that box! Mom to the rescue! She took off the box, I guess down to the garage for the night, and then took him off to be set free in the woods somewhere this morning. Such a relief. I can actually put all my clothes back in my drawers (after a healthy dose of lysol) and not have to worry about them getting pooped on or chewed up. I imagine my compromised immune system and mouse shit do not go well together.

Everyone looks so healthy and happy in these pictures
I think in my post yesterday I mentioned that I wasn't having any of the bone pain I was warned about from the neulasta shot I got Tuesday. Well, it started in about midday yesterday and by the end of the day was really uncomfortable and I was having trouble moving well. I did make it to the appointment I had with my new counselor, Sharon, though. She was nice and a good listener, and agreed that I seemed to be holding up really well despite the unfortunate circumstances. I didn't really tell her anything that I haven't been telling family members and friends though, so we'll see how ultimately helpful it will be. One thing she said that I really liked was not to feel bad about cancelling an appointment with her if I was having a day where I was feeling awful. I guess chemo is going to just be a one day at a time thing.

Today I'm feeling ok overall. Some leftover bone pain, nausea that passed a couple of hours ago, coughing, and a little bit of tightness in my chest for some reason. Nothing too bad though. I need to count this as feeling great in case things get a lot worse. I just spent some time responding to very nice messages from strangers and will probably go back to doing that now from the comfy "nest" I've made for myself in bed.

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