Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A quick update...

I'm still recovering from this chemo... it has knocked me flat. The first two days (Thursday and Friday) were fine. In fact, I even went out on Friday night to a pub for a short while as the "old gang" was meeting a friend who was visiting from Austria.

Then Saturday hit... I slept almost all of Saturday and Sunday. I thought I knew fatigue - but this was overwhelming exhaustion. I managed to make it out of bed on Monday for a while but still slept most of the day. Today is a bit better, but I still have virtually no energy and have mild nausea. I talked to my oncologist's office and they say it isn't uncommon and it seems (of course) that it is hitting me harder than most people. I have managed to eat a bit yesterday and today ... I know I should eat as I won't regain energy without nutrition, but it's so hard when you're nauseaous and don't have an appetite.

I continue to covet your prayers... especially during this rough one. Thanks.

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear this round has knocked you flat! will keep you in my prayers that you get some energy back soon!

Anonymous said...

Always praying for you, Annette ;) We'll also pray that the next round won't hit you as hard, that this was just a fluke. If only the boys could share some of their energy hey!
LOL, Coby and boys

mum2brady said...

Oh Annette - so sorry it's been harder on you than anticipated. You are in our thoughts and prayers and hoping you recover your energy soon!

Jennifer and Alan said...

Hi Annette,
Hope you are feeling better soon and that the chemo gets easier. As always you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Huckleberry said...

Annette - just wanted you to know that I think of you everyday! I pray for you continually and I am so sorry that this round is kicking your butt! Just believe that it is also kicking cancer's butt! I know how incredibly trying this is for you right now - please know that we are all still here pulling for you through every second of everyday!!!! Sending you lots of hugs and a couple of Lily's mean looks to get you through!

Love,

Lisa and Lily

Anonymous said...

Annette,
I'm praying for you! I hope tomorrow is a better day for you. Remember, you're a warrior!

Love,
Stephanie & Katie

Miss Magic said...

Annette,
It must be so difficult to be hit so hard with two energetic boys around. I only hope that their energy is contagious and not draining, LOL....

You are never far from my thoughts and prayers. Meeting you in Atlanta was such a gift -- reminding me how lucky we are to be bound by the ties of an extra little chromosome.

Much love and healing thoughts, Carol

Chris said...

I'm sorry it's so rough, Annette. You're right about it being a vicious cycle if you don't eat, though- just anything with sugar would help- like sweet tea, weak Kool Aid, cola- just to ride out the rough patch.
Take good care, Chris

Tara Marie said...

Annette....I just finally got back on line after the whirl-wind of events over the coarse of the last week.

Please know you were close to my heart and in my thoughts and prayers while I was off-line.

Rest as much as you can and if you can't eat much, maybe a sip of a good juice might help a bit and get some vitamin C into you.

I love you dearly and I so wish I could take away this yucky, horrible after chemo feeling from you.

Peace and love, TM

Mauzy said...

Annette- I hope this finds you feeling better. Sending thoughts, prayers, and an appetite your way.

Jeff & Jeanine Bruinsma said...

Just wanted to let you know that we are also keeping you in our prayers and thoughts daily.

Anonymous said...

Hi Annette, So sorry to hear this was a tough one. Know that we surround you (and Tom and Kurtis and Ryan)in prayer.
Love, Alice and family

Paulette said...

Annette,
I have been reading your posts for several months now. I am praying for you in this battle. I can relate very well to what you are dealing with. Though I have never had cancer I have dealt with it extensively with my best friends battle with it. I went through it right by her side for several years. I know the ups and downs of it and I am so sorry you are going through this. Our God is good and he is till in the miracle business.

Tara Marie said...

Annette,,,,just a quick little note to let you know that you are in my thoughts today. I just got back from a walk with Emma Sage and her friends and while sitting by the stream, you popped right into my thoughts,,,so I figured I'd let you know! I hope as the days have rolled forward your fatigue has lifted and you are back doing the things you love to do.