Thanks to my good friends who made me homemade soups for nourishment for this round. I know they had to modify their recipes beause of my vegetarian status. Paula made me a delicious vegetable soup and a yummy roasted potato soup. She added some gourmet rolls and shredded parmesan to complete those meals. Also thanks to my Martha Stewart friend, Brenda, who made me some to-die-for potato corn chowder. Those soups were definitely a comfort food all week! Love you girls!
Okay, now back to the chemo reactions this time. On the day after the neulasta shot I was very lethargic but only had minimal leg aches from the bone marrow making white blood cells, as the shot directs it to do. However, on day #3 from chemo, it all hit. I had to cancel dinner plans because I was so weak & felt so yucky. Couldn't trust myself being away from the house, if you know what I mean. TMI (too much information)? Sorry. I stayed in bed all day and the vomiting and diahrrea hit that evening and lasted FOUR MORE DAYS! Five days of this was beginning to worry some of my friends that I was going to dehydrate, but finally, on Wed., Nov. 9 - I felt good! Praise God again!
So, while I'm feeling good I'm doing all my errands and trying to stock my everything I will be needing in the house. Due to the tiredness, I am watching a lot of television, but crocheting at the same time - always a multi-tasker! This is the afghan my granddaughter Caitlyn requested I make for her (you can see I am STILL in my pajamas - ha!):
I am also doing a lot of reading. Thanks to my son-in-law's sweet mom for sending me this wonderful, inspirational, book by Suzie Humphreys - which, by the way, is an autographed copy!!!!!
Pic above is in case you haven't seen me in my wig that looks like my own hair.
Hugs to my sweet niece, Rachel, for sending me this hat to keep my head warm this winter - I love it!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone. Hug those you love! Cherish each day! As Suzie Humphreys wrote to me, I repeat to you, "Blessings with Love and Laughter"!