Friday, November 20, 2009

And finally Sunshine


These are some adjectives that describe my last couple of days. Some of them were caused by my post chemo funk and others were caused by our truly first winter weather (well, winter for Kansas). I will admit the 2 are not a good combo for cheery good health!

I thought it would never stop raining. As usual, once I finished my Emends pills I fell into the post chemo funk, but finally started coming out of that on Wednesday. It seems to take longer each time. So far today, I’m feeling pretty good. I’m still having trouble with sleeping. I wake up about 1:30 am and can usually go back to sleep, but then I wake up again at 4:00 with my eyes wide open. Sometimes I go ahead and get up and then go back to bed about 5:30. The kids and Jim start getting up about 6 or 6:30, and I really like to be up to see them off to school – so little good deep sleep. Oh well, sleep is probably way over rated anyway.

Now that I’m starting to feel better, I hope to get to the list I made of things to do when I don’t have to lie down. One of these is yoga. This has actually been on my list since last spring (when I actually did a little yoga), but I’ve thought it would be perfect to do now. We even have yoga classes On Demand right in the family room, so I don’t have to get out or worry about fighting germs at the Y. No excuse, right? So, I’m letting this be known and hopefully will not keep finding a way not to start. I figure a few times of reporting here on my lack of motivation will get me going!

One last thought - I’m sure everyone has seen the controversial recommendation on breast cancer screening. I thought Livestrong had a good response.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!



  1. Yoga sounds like a very good idea, especially if you don't have to take a class and deal with germs. I don't know what is behind the sleep issue (medication side effects? napping during the day?), but I wonder if something like yoga might have even a small impact on sleep and letting you sleep a bit better?

    Sorry to hear that the weather has been yucky there. Hopefully, it will be nice for Thanksgiving.


  2. What a strong woman you are! My thoughts are for you.

    Linda M

    PS - I tried Yoga once. Hmmm....a lack of coordination on my part :-) Good luck!

  3. Your sleep schedule sounds like mine when I had roommates several years back. One came in at 1:30, the other slammed in at 4, and I woke up at 6 to go to work.

    I was miserable. I can't imagine how hard it is for you while you are trying to recoup.

    I would try yoga in the evening before bedtime. For me, it clears my head and the 15 minute rest at the end of the workout (savasana) always put me in the right mode for a nap.

    Good luck and I hope you get sleep soon! Miss you!