Yesterday was a less than dazzling day. It started out okay. A friend dropped by in the morning. Great visit. I watched TV, sorted and filed some papers that had been accumulating, read a bit by the pool and took a little nap. and then Jerry went out to get the “super duper medicine” that was going to help me swallow without pain and keep things down.
Didn’t work so great. The new stuff (some kind of narcotic) made me so sick to my stomach, so nauseous that after two bites of Panera’s Mac and Cheese I was done for the night….Worst evening of my life…worse than childbirth (well I actually don’t remember how bad childbirth was…you know that “Weeping endureth for a night but joy comes in the morning”..) Anything I had eaten or drank all day came up and then the dry heaves. Man, cancer can really be a pain. Anyway, so much for the super duper medicine. Not my cup of tea. Back to the other stuff that sort or works….we’ll give that another try.
I was telling Erin about last night and she says both she and Declan have severe reactions to narcotic pain meds (Declan was prescribed something when he had his tonsils out) We’re wondering if maybe we’re allergic to them (Guess I would never have been a drug addict…one try of the stuff would have sworn me off for life) We decided that when I go in for surgery we’ll have to tell them I have issues with pain meds.
Anyway I’m fine today. Had breakfast and lunch and been sipping on my “kale, protein powder, ice cream, Ensure, raspberry, blueberry smoothie”. Margi Miller, a good friend (turtle patrol) came over with her harp this morning. She plays for Hospice and in hospitals as well as for gigs in the Venice area. She’s done a lot of work with therapeutic music and did something amazing with her harp. I sat with my back against the harp and she played. I could feel the vibrations as well as hear the magnificent music. So nourishing, so soothing, so peaceful. Evidently we all have a “tone” that soothes us best. Mine turned out to be C so she only played music written in the key of C. Fascinating and heavenly.
And after Margi left I went on my first “outing”. Jerry needed to return a pair of jeans to Bealls. I wanted to see if they had some pajamas that I could get for the hospital so I don’t have to wear that johnny after surgery. I know exactly what I want….button down shirt, capri length pants. They only had one pair that fit the bill and I didn’t like the pattern or the price. Back to shopping online! Still we laughed…first time I have the energy to leave the house and we go to a store??? I hate shopping. I haven’t even been to the beach yet. That’s tomorrow’s trip out if it doesn’t rain.
So all’s well again. Last night is over. Better days are coming. We’ve been home for a week now. Time does fly when you’re having fun.