Friday, February 20, 2009

It is freezing outside!!! Brrrr....

Oh my goodness, I opened the door today and it felt like I was in Alaska! I can't imagine those who work outside. I'm so sensitive to cold that my fingers and feet have been on fire all morning because I opened the door and exposed them to cold air. I can't even imagine living back in Indiana where my family lives with the snow, ice and cold....Oh Lord!! ha.

I tried exercising today to continue to build up my energy. Next week, when I get my final chemo treatment (hopefully), my body will be so revved up that I will fly right through it. Cross your fingers, cross your toes! ha. I know it is the prayer that gets me through. :-) Believe me, positive thoughts might make you feel better but they don't give you the comfort you need to make it through.

Kimberly is still on her ski trip, had a slight mishap the day before yesterday but all is well. She called last night to say she had skied all the black diamond trails. I've never even gone skiing. They sounded like they were having a good time. Angela had to work all evening and all day today so it is an empty house. Wow, I feel too young to have a empty house.

I woke up feeling nauseated for some reason today. I thought I might research common side effects of low platelets. I was told if your platelets don't come up on their own, the only way to fix it is to have a blood transfusion. I'm not sure why but this is one time, it really makes me feel sick to my stomach just thinking about getting someone else's blood. However, most who have chemo have to have blood transfusions often and I've not had to at all. Now we are down to the last treatment and my blood has played out the possibility. UGH! Please pray that my counts stay up!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
As always, love to all,


Pam Nixon said...

I guess the big question is "Did you find a dress for Angela?"JK :-)Praying for you.


Vernie said...

Praying for high counts for you Leah, right now, at this very minute! We need high counts! Glad to see you on the blog today, been missing you! You remember where we were last week this time?! Oh the fun!

Get some much needed rest now, while everybody is out, you know it's not for long, but take a moment to spend with yourself and God, giving thanks. I love you so much! Think warm thoughts, that may help get you thru the cold days. We got some warmer weather coming and just think, this summer you are gonna have so much to be thankful for!

Love ya kiddo!