Monday, January 25, 2016

Monday's Doings

I had an early start to the day, today.  Up at 6:30 a.m., out of the house by 7:15 a.m., and at the clinic in time for my 8:30 a.m. appointment.  I had the injection and I met with the nurse practitioner, as well.  She looked at my throat and listened to my heart and lungs and we agreed that my recent cough and nasal drip were probably due to allergies and asthma. 

I emailed the office once I got home and received this week's assignments.

One of my friends called again, around 10:30 a.m. to tell me that he was bringing me lunch again and not to cook.  This time, he brought me 2 containers of rice and curries, so I'd have enough lunch for another day!  Considering he packed enough food to last me for at least 2 meals in each container, there's enough food for the rest of this week!  I froze some of it for daughter, as she's coming down at the end of the week.  Had some for my lunch and put the rest in the fridge for later.  I am overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone.   

I spent the afternoon doing office-related stuff.  Later, instead of going for a walk, I decided to vacuum as my exercise for the day.  I did all but the bedrooms, today, so that worked out well.  Still later, I took the trash cans to the curb and dealt with today's mail.  

I felt like having mashed potatoes for dinner, so I made some and had it with some of the sauted beef I had cooked and kept in the freezer, some green peas and carrot sticks.  I'll have an orange, later, for dessert.  

Tonight, I've experienced some bone ache from the injection, so, took a Tylenol after dinner.  Waiting for it to take effect.

Today, I am grateful for:

- Yet more generosity and kindness from a friend
- The cough and nasal drip are not due to a cold.
- A safe drive to and from the clinic.
- A productive day.
- Video chatting with daughter.

How was your Monday?  What did you do today?


  1. Sounds like a busy day for all you are going through! It is good that you have good friends. I hope you feel okay today. x

    1. I am trying to lead as normal a life as possible, under the circumstances. Actually, other than the week immediately following the chemo, I feel fine for the most part. I had bone ache and indigestion, last night, but these are side effects that have become part and parcel of the whole thing and I don't dwell on them; I took a Tylenol for the bone ache and some preserved ginger for the indigestion and sat up until past midnight until it abated (the heartburn was worse when I lay down). But I woke up feeling fine this morning, so all is well. :)

  2. Mashed potatoes are one of the comfort foods, aren't they? I started a batch of your citrus vinegar cleaner yesterday, a good excuse to eat an orange! I've noticed that citrus cleaners are made commmercially, like the bathroom cleaner I have been using, and also the hand cleaner for grime, that DH uses. There must be something in the orange that works well apart from the lovely scent, and you can't go wrong with vinegar!

    1. The essential oils in the peels are supposed to be very good. But my main reason to do this (other than doing something with the peels) is knowing I'm cleaning with a relatively natural cleaner.

  3. Proud your friend brought your lunch [and extra]..SO very nice.. Sorry your having the bone aches.. But proud the Tylenol is helping.
    You accomplished a lot today..
    hope you have a good night.. Sending prayers.

    1. Thank you, Judy. I had some indigestion last night (yet another side effect), so had to sit up and wait until after midnight (lying down seemed to aggravate it). But slept well afterwards. No bone pain today. But I go for another injection tomorrow, so it might return. I wasn't quite as productive, today, but had a good day, anyway. Hope you are having a blessed week.


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