Sunday, September 16, 2012
Bird vs. Windshield
Chemo went well, I guess. I don't remember much of it since I slept for most of it. I even slept through several moments of chaos (a fall right in front of me). After I was cut loose with my pump, I started experiencing the irritation of hives again. Thankfully I had some Benadryl with me, so I was able to take care of that.
Unfortunately, there was nothing I could do about the Peripheral Neuropathy which kicked in hard this week. It still has not faded and I am over 48 hours since it kicked in. I slept all day (and I mean all day) Saturday. I would wake up for about an hour at a time and try to keep up with some SEC college football. I watched Auburn play and Alabama. Finally, I watched Stanford beat USC which means LSU will probably move up to #2 in the AP poll. I like it when the SEC dominates this poll, because they do have the best teams (IMHO).
After finally getting disconnected from my pump today, I started heading home. That went poorly too. As I was pulling in to fill up my gas tank for the long drive, I hit a barrier at the WalMart gas station. Minor damage, but enough I will have to get it taken care of one day. And about 40 miles from home, a bird committed suicide against my windshield. So it is well and truly shattered. It is basically dead center, so I still had decent visibility to drive with. There is just no place here locally to address the situation, so it will have to wait 2 weeks until I am back in Midland.
My PN is hurting (yes, even as I type this). I have a sore throat and the cold intolerance is making it very difficult to drink anything. I tried to eat yesterday, but could barely get anything down so I just quit trying. Still haven't eaten anything today, but will try some rice later.
Sorry there is not much to this post, just sharing my bad weekend. I feel bad about missing a daily post for the first time yesterday, but I was less than motivated to post and probably unable to put things coherently either.
I will not dwell on this weekend, it is gone. I look forward to better days in the future.