Thursday, July 30, 2009

Achy breaky

Tuesday I worked in the yard again and ended up with a scratched cornea. Dunno how it happened, but I got some kind of tree branch or pine needle in my eye. I ignored it after awhile as the sensation of pain died down. I almost forgot about it, but when I took my shower it stung again.

Sandy urged me to go to see my eye doc...which I did. He found a scratch and gave me salve and drops to use. It's already almost 100% better.

Yesterday I said that if the weather was rotten I would not work outside, but go to the gym instead. The air was rotten and so it was off to the gym for me! After going to get my bloodwork done of course. I did about an hour workout...the treadclimber for 20 minutes, 20 minutes on the dumbbells and a few of the resistance machines; 20 minutes on the bike and then my warm-down routine--mat and the "stretch chair." I love that "stretch chair!"

After all the working in the yard and the workout at the gym I am aching a lot. My knees are aching almost as much as they used to when I was waaaaay overweight. I have new "sneakers" so I don't think it's the shoes....unless the shoes are wrong for me. I've been thinking I should go back to the pedorthic guy that I saw in the past and have my feet checked. I keep getting red marks on some of my toes and the edge of my foot...maybe I have to find out what size my foot is!

Sandy was off last night so we had go shopping! YAY! Finally got that tv I've been wanting to get and because I'm paying for it...I felt free to get the 46" model! We got a table to put it on too....decided to not mount it on the wall. Sandy says she will put the table together on Sunday, so I have the tv for my birthday on Monday.

Of course, on my birthday Sandy and Frank are installing the new kitchen sink and faucet I bought a couple of weeks ago. So, I'm getting lots of good stuff for my birthday! But now that I type this stuff...I realized that I have paid for all my birthday presents! HA HA!

Oh wait, Sandy did buy the Sirius satellite radio for my birthday! How could I forget?

Uncle Dick is coming early tomorrow to go with me to chemo. They called me tonight to let me know that I was supposed to have a urine test done and it wasn't done. I told them it wasn't done because "they" didn't put it on my lab slip! I wouldn't have even had a lab slip if I hadn't insisted to June that she give me one! So, tomorrow I have to have the urine test done before my chemo...AND I have to see the doctor/RN practitioner for an exam before my we have to be there early.

I'm trying to NOT be paranoid, but I'm having symptoms associated with the cancer. Bloating; constipation; frequent urination and a sudden jump in weight (5lbs). It may be nothing...but I'm going to bring it up to him/her tomorrow. Also have to remember to ask about whether or not I can get immunization shots prior to going on the cruise in late October. I don't know if they let you have shots when you are on the chemo. If they don't, I'll probably have to stay on the ship instead of going ashore, but that wouldn't be the end of the world for sure!

I hope I can sleep tonight. I have been having lots of trouble sleeping lately and it's making me quite crabby....a real "chore" to live with...poor Sandy! My temper is very short. I'll mention that to them too...although I think that a night of sleeping without Bubbles and Rocky would do the trick! Next time Sandy is off I think I'll sleep in the guest room, see if that helps.

Rocky "tosses and turns" all night, Bubbles overheats and gets me overheated too. Then she has to crawl out from under the covers and later, crawl back under. All this activity wakes me every time. I am too light of a sleeper.

So, I'll probably NOT sleep well tonight. It's the formula for disaster sleep-wise: Sandy's working; it's the night before chemo and Rocky and Bubbles will be "doing their thing." The only thing that could make it worse is if we have a thunderstorm and Lily goes nuts. Then I might as well sit up all night!

Nighty night to the rest of you....


Carol & Jim said...

Good Luck tomorrow, hope they don't screw it up and make you go up there for nothing! Sounds like your going to have a great Birthday, TV sounds awesome!

Marieps said...

My right knee is bothering me now-especially after I've been on my feet or walking a lot. The other night I woke up at midnight and took 3 ibuprofen. Gotta see someone in ortho for a definite diagnosis and PT prescription.