According to my computer, it's now 7:18 a.m. but what's a few hours among friends? It's been a restless few days, and I was in my kitchen at 3:00 a.m. eating a Thanksgiving sandwich. A girl has to keep up her strength, regardless of the hour! ;) I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and time was well spent time eating delicious things and visiting with loved ones.
The chemo wave (alright, more like a tsunami) hit on Friday, three days after receiving it. I was down for the count. I don't think I ventured out of my chair for the next 24 hours. Luckily for me, my daughter Rachel was home from college and she hovered lovingly nearby and did her best to make me comfortable. I won't lie, I just plain old felt miserable. When my mother (in NJ) and sister (in Dallas) called to check in with me, I could hear the concern in their voices. "You don't sound very good," they managed to say. Yup, I can agree with that. I'll just sit here and continue watching the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives marathon on the Food Network. (I had no idea there were so many types of omelettes around the country and most are big enough to feed a family of ten.)
By Saturday I summoned the strength to venture out of the house with Rachel. (I was afraid that my tv chair was forming around my rear end and would never release me) We dressed and headed to the local JC Penny (I know...contain your excitement) and did a bit of shopping.
I mostly sat on the bench in the dressing room and put things on hangers, but it's a start. It did actually feel good to get up and get out of the house for a bit.
Sunday dawned, but it's hard to tell when you keep waking up every hour or so through the night. I sleep when I can, and eat what I can. Which brings us back to this morning at 3:00 a.m.
I wandered upstairs fairly early in the evening, and by the time I woke up at 3 o'clock, I was starving! Food was the only thing I could think of, so I got up, took the dogs outside, and then I made a sandwich. I felt better and went immediately back to bed.
Thank goodnesss that turkey makes you sleepy after you eat it. It might become my antidote to sleepless nights.