One of the things that really bugs me about going through chemo is that I never know how I'm going to feel. It makes planning a social life difficult. It seems like all I can do lately is promise "well, it depends on how I'm feeling" when we try to make arrangements to get together with others. This last chemo really knocked the stuffing out of me again - I was absolutely, totally fatigued for 2 days. I had planned to go out to dinner with two friends on Sunday night, but I had to tell them I might not be able to make it. Thank goodness for flexible friends (and their families) so that when I called Sunday afternoon and said that yes, I could do it, they could make it too.
The other side of this is, that when I AM feeling good and energetic, I want to go with that flow and I end up probably overdoing it. On Monday, I was feeling good again. So Kathy and I took the kids to KidsZone to play (KidsZone is one of those indoor playgrounds with slides, climbers, and lots of games like skeeball and whack-a-mole). But by Monday night, I was so tired again - too much, too soon.
It's a balancing act... one I'm going to have to continue to work on. And thank you to all our friends who understand. I hope we'll be able to get together soon!