Viewing posts from September, 2012
(Somehow forgot to hit "publish" on this yesterday.)
So I think I figured out what the culprit was that has me feeling so awful: an impending infection. No fever, but a low-grade fester that could explain all the tiredness, weakness, aches, and recent misery. Went back on antibiotics (Cefadroxil) Monday night and woke up feeling only 1/4 dead, rather than half dead. *laugh*
I have my three-week post-op visit tomorrow. Fingers crossed that all is going well.
I am using my down time to work on my upcoming children's book, "I Won't Take the Mark." (Yes, that ...
Okay, so I overdid it. I cooked a meal on Saturday, then went to church yesterday. You'd think I could handle those two little things. After all, it's been what, 19 days since my surgery, right?
Well, I sure thought I could handle that, but my body clearly thought otherwise. I collapsed in a broken heap yesterday after church, and woke up this morning feeling like I had been hit by a truck. (Another truck, that is.)
I ached all over, had a headache, nausea, hot flashes again from reintroducing Tamoxifen last week, and felt so weak I ...
I'm on the mend! I got drain #2 out on Wednesday, and drain #3 out on Friday, so no more drains. That means I can shower again without having to tape myself up with Tegaderm plastic (to which I am vaguely allergic). I am off all pain meds but two Advil at night before bed, and I am cleared to take my handful of anti-cancer, post-cancer, pro-sleep, pro-immune system supplements twice a day.
I still walk slowly and painfully, I'm still a little bit hunched over, and I am creaking up and down stairs. But I can get ...
Katherine on the Robert Saviola Show.