Life Beyond Normal

My Status: Headache ascendant
Mood: Philosophical
I love the holiday season and all of the festive atmosphere, the twinkling lights, the songs, decorating, and most importantly cherishing time spent with family and friends…

Cycle 2, Day 3 – Hydration

My Status: Feeling okay
Mood: Good mood in progress
Today was pretty smooth, only 4 hours (supposedly 3 hours per my scheduled times, but we’ve had to throw the general time frames out with me).

Cycle 2, Day 2 – Chemo

My Status: Tired
Mood: Doing better
Another long one today, although we did manage to skip the whole allergic reaction thing. That is a huge positive.

Cycle 2, Day 1 Chemo

My Status: Head-achy & slightly nauseous
Mood: Hanging in there
Today was long. Reeeeaaaallllly long. For a lot of reasons. Where do I start?

Working Through Exhaustion

My Status: Sweating, but good
Mood: Jubilant
Today was one of those days where the simple act of crawling out of bed was a major triumph.

A Difference in Perspective

My Status: Improving
Mood: Appeased
Yesterday I was a bit down. Discouraged because I wasn’t able to go through with the chemo treatment as planned.

False Start

My Status: Tired and Congested
Mood: Disappointed
Yesterday was Chemo Eve, or so I thought. I went yesterday for my labs…

Chemo Eve

My Status: Tired
Mood: Content
That’s right, it’s Chemo Eve. Somehow, I will NOT be breaking out the champagne for this one.

Crankiness and Hope

My Status: Feeling Better
Mood: Irritated
I ain’t gonna lie—this week has been a rough one. Starting off with the touch of depression which was ripped apart by knee pain, which then morphed into overall body pain, followed up with an eye infection…

Heeeey, Blepharitis

My Status: Are you kidding me???
Mood: Cheerful
I couldn’t help but title the post this way… and if you don’t hear the Macarena playing in the background, then I don’t know what’s wrong.

What a Difference a Day Makes…

My Status: MUCH better
Mood: Ebullient
My title of the post today may be a bit cliché, but it is the truth. Or maybe more appropriately, what a difference a good night sleep makes.

Just Pain, Not Gain

My Status: In pain
Mood: Coming out of the dark
This post is a completely different one that I had planned for yesterday—a post I didn’t get to because of pain.