Wednesday, June 06, 2007

slowly....slowly....slowly...

This round of chemo was another tough one. Not so much in terms of nausea (no anticipatory nausea - YEAH!), but in terms of fatigue. The level of exhaustion has been incredible this time. I slept an easy 15-16 hours at a stretch...getting up (forcing myself up because my back was getting sore from lying down that long) only to fall asleep again in the lazy-boy chair. And my energy seems to be taking a long time to come back. It's day 9 now and I'm still quite fatigued. Although I'm sleeping fairly normal amounts.... I just can't DO anything! As you can guess I'm getting a bit frustrated. I'm trying to go with the flow, knowing that you can't fight it and just have to let nature take its course, but sometimes frustration does seep through.

Thank God for my mother-in-law - I don't know what we would do without her.... picking the kids up after school, feeding them dinner, taking Ryan on off-school days, taking the kids to various appointments, etc. Thank you Oma!

So, I'm off to REST and watch some more TV. I'm watching lots of talk shows (yuck), cooking shows, CSI and other bad TV (Kurtis loves "Smarter than a 5th grader" and "Deal or no deal" - oh well, what are you gonna do?) at night. Most TV really is inane, isn't it? But it keeps me occupied and I don't have to think too much - good things when you're really tired.

Thank you again for your comments, emails and prayers. Keep them coming!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you today, Annette.
Pastor Jack

luvmypeanut said...

I hope you're feeling better soon!

Lisa said...

Annette - just wanted you to know that me and Lily are still out here thinking of you and praying!!!! You deserve the world and we just keep praying that you are the winner in this terrible battle! You are so amazing and inspire us daily!

Love,

Lisa and Lily

Anonymous said...

Hi Annette, Thanks for sharing your frustrations. One would get tired of being tired!! Know that we think of you and pray for you and Tom and Kurtis and Ryan.
Love, Alice and family

Mauzy said...

Need some inane reading? I have TONS as I hate to think after work. hugs, hugs and more hugs.

Annette said...

Mauzy.. send it over! I've started buying People magazine as that's about the level of reading I can handle right now.