Sunday, January 28, 2007

Chemo, Day 3

This is just a quick post to let all of you know that I'm doing fine, just tired. I'm still having some cold sensitivity, but the house is warmer, and so is the outside world. I haven't been nauseous, but I've been consistent in taking the anti-nausea medicine, and eating regular meals. I felt in a bit of chemo fog this morning, but that passed.

My most unexpected side effect is that when I begin to eat, my salivary glands shoot out saliva with such force that they ache momentarily. And when I began to cry during a tender moment during our church service this morning, I had a similar sense of pressure being released. Really weird!

Since this morning's tiredness and a good afternoon nap, I've been feeling better, more energetic. We had a wonderful church choir party this evening - potluck supper and lots of laughter, and that raised my spirits and helped me get out of myself.

Thanks to all of you for words of support and encouragement and prayer. It means more to me than I can say. I really, really appreciate the sense of being held by so many friends as I travel this road. And tomorrow is another day!

7 comments:

Sondra said...

It was wonderful to see you looking so relaxed and having a good time this evening at the choir party.
We all care about you so much. Keep smiling.
Sondra

Anonymous said...

Blessed be the tie that binds....Lynne, LOVE to see you engaging, laughing and being surrounded by so many who care about you all. :o) Jamie

Carrie said...

I'm following along Lynne and sending well wishes your way often. {{Hug}}

Anonymous said...

We are with you, Lynne !!
Warm hugs,
Cori

Anna said...

Lots of love to you, Lynne. How brave you are! We are thinking about you and sending you and yours plenty of good ki.

Anna

Anonymous said...

It was so great to see you at the party last night. I'm sure it is true there is no better medicine than laughter. We're all praying!
MaryM

Anonymous said...

hi lynne- i don't know who anna is, but my first thought on reading your blog today, was "you're so brave!!!"- not because you can endure the treatment, but because your attitude is so great !!! that you can laugh and make us laugh in the midst of this madness !!!! you go girl- and when you need to cry, and have us cry with you, we'll do that, too !!!
one little hint from your fellow "chemo with cold side effect thing" buddy- if the toilet seat is a problem, use the hair dryer on it to warm it up a tad before you sit !!!!! you buddies need to stick together !!!!!
love, alice