Friday, 15 January 2010

Round Two

Photocopyright: Maggie May

Round Two is still in full swing. I am feeling as though all the stuffing has been knocked out of me. No energy. Just doing things for survival, washing, eating, keeping clean seems a major feat. The house seems to be in a mess and I have no energy to do much about it. I have managed better without the steroids but I am much more tired than last time.
I am in the middle of bad joint pain right now.
Managing to eat and sleep.
Looking forward to the weekend when things might start to pick up for me again.
My lovely haircut has disappeared and I have now got a moth-eaten head. Practically bald.

I am sorry not to be able to visit and comment yet. I daresay I will feel more like doing that soon.

The snow is gradually thawing but I don't feel up to going out yet.



I was pleased to see that my daughter, Deb, has recently updated her blog. I hope that will be good therapy for her. Why not look her up?

36 comments:

Lindsay said...

Keep going! Am thinking of you.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Yes, I hope you do get this weekend to feel better. Take good care.

She Writes said...

Sending you hugs! Hope that horried treatment is doing all it is meant to!

Suburbia said...

Good to hear from you. Hope the weekend brings some relief. Snow nearly gone now, so hopefully as you start to feel better, you will be able to get out.

x

maggie's garden said...

Take care dear one...I'm sorry you are going through this. My thoughts are with you hoping they will give you strength.
xxoo

Monalisa said...

You're doing really well. Makes me feel ashamed, I'm always moaning about some twinge or other. Keep going.

Alix said...

Girl... moth-eaten bald heads are the new "Big Hair," haven't you heard?

Hair is highly overrated. I'm growing my white hair in {what is coming in after having lost so much during my strict diet last year} and so I'm kind of a freak show right now in the hair department. I wear wigs to hide the horror and found out I love them. It's so easy to just pop one on on the way out the door. I imagine I will continue wearing them even after my natural hair grows in.

As for your health... just concentrate on feeling your best. Take this cruel time of year and hibernate. Build your strength and make the most of your rest and relaxation time. When the sun comes back out and the Spring flowers start to pop up, you'll be in a much better frame of mind for getting active again.

Sending lots of love and sunshiny warm Florida wishes your way.

Love you!

Mary G said...

It seems to me that this is the time to pamper yourself, and if the mess in the house bothers you, yell for help. I wish I could give you more than virtual hugs and best wishes, but you have those from me in quantity.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Have been thinking about you Maggie so it's good to hear from you. Just relax and take your time getting well. Ax

jinksy said...

Best to stay indoors, warm and cosy, and wait for energy levels to rise. Isn't there a helpful home help on offer, who could come and wave a tidy wand for you? Ask the powers that be...for it's always those who don't ask, who don't get!!! xxx

Mimi said...

Maggie, you're wonderful!
I can sense a more upbeat you than last time in the midst of chemo, sohope that you'll climb back more quickly this time.
Anyway, as you said before, things should improve at day 6 if not before.
Hang in there, and take care.
Sending tons of love and light your way, Mimi

aims said...

I was thinking of you first thing this morning and not wanting to bother you with an email in case you felt obligated to answer.

Rest. Doesn't seem like such a bad idea really.

I wonder if you will get used to it and the effects will gradually become less and less with the healing getting more and more.

Let's do our mantra. Positive x 3.

xoxo

cheshire wife said...

I have been wondering how you were. It is unusual that the steroids don't suit you. They are meant to help not hinder. You will feel better.

CWx

Frau said...

Hope you find some strength this weekend to head out in the fresh air. Have a wonderful weekend!

Rose said...

The housework will wait, as will everything else. Just rest and gather your strength, Maggie May. I hope that the weekend finds you feeling better each day.

Working Mum said...

Look after yourself, definitely don't concern yourself with the state of the house and keep positive! We are all wishing you well.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Just 'tick over' Maggie and let the medicine do it's stuff and knock the stuffing out of that dreadful thing that has no right to intrude. The first round was very successful and the second round will be as well. And you are doing it this time without the aid of steroids. Hopefully you will soon feel more like yourself. God Bless, sis ~ Eddie x

Suldog said...

Many prayers being said for you, and much love being sent to you, from many places near and far, Maggie. You'll feel better, and then you'll be here regaling us with your usual good spirits!

Off to visit your daughter now...

(Usually, if I said that to a parent, it would not be greeted with a smile. However, you know me well enough to know I'm actually harmless.)

Teacher's Pet said...

Maggie...Beautiful photograph...a snow covered wonderland...ahhh...all that beautiful snow!
I was hoping that this week would be too terribly bad for you...and I don't want you to ever worry about blogging, dear friend. Just take care of you...and know that you are being prayed for...prayed over...covered with prayers like the garden in your photograph is covered with snow.
I went to your daughter's blog yesterday. I'm so glad that she is blogging.
Take care of you, my friend.
Hugs and love to you from Jackie

Chic Mama said...

Wishing you a speedier recovery this time. Look after yourself. Ignore the mess and heal. x

Bernie said...

Hang in there sweetie, rest and nourish your body. That is what is important right now, that housework is not going anywhere anyway and when you feel better you can deal with it.
So pleased to hear the side effects are not as horrible, glad they didn't include the steroids this time, always keeping you and Harry in my heart and prayers...Hugs:-)

Thumbelina said...

*hugs*

*hugs*

*hugs*

And prayers.

Wendy said...

Sending you lots of cyber hugs and good wishes.
Popped over to your daughter's blog. It takes a lot of courage to write out her deepest feelings. I feel for her.
Love and Light

Mickle in NZ said...

Dearest Maggie, that you are blogging is a good sign, I hope the effects wear off soon. Housework can wait.

Thanks for thw link to Deb's blog. As I've commented on hers, she has a great gift for writing, just like you.

Keep warm and cosy,

Michelle xxx and a very purry Zebby

Ayak said...

Forget the housework Maggie..just concentrate on yourself. You are doing so well...so much courage.

Much Love
Linda xx

Reasons said...

Your head doesn't look moth eaten - you look very chic...and still posting beautiful pictures of the snow. I hope you have a little respite this weekend. Round two done and another stage closer to recovery.

Jeni said...

Knowing how difficult these treatments can be, but also knowing your spirit and attitude too, I'm sure you're leaning heavily on the "This too shall pass" thought lines. It's evident in your posts that you a into the positive thinking and that is what will make the biggest difference and pull you through all this junk time. Just keep on keeping on and before you know it, it will all be done and in the annals of history! Peace, my friend.

Marguerite said...

Dearest Maggie, don't worry about blogging or housework, or anything, except resting and getting well. One of my best friends is starting chemo on Monday and I will be one of his caretakers. I only wish that we lived closer, so that I could come over and clean and cook for you, too. My thoughts and prayers are with you! Love, Marguerite

Lakeland Jo said...

Lovely photo. Hang on in there- this too will pass.... lots of cyber hugs

Expat mum said...

Oh bugger the mess! I'm always very suspicious of people with immaculate houses anyway.
x

SandyCarlson said...

I hope you feel strong and that a good thaw comes your way to warm you up.

Granny Smith said...

I hope you are looking forward to the future when things are sure to get better for you. Don't worry about a less than pristine house.

And lots of hugs.

Phyllis

The Green Stone Woman said...

Dear Maggie, I just want you to know that I'm thinking of you and that my thoughts are with you. I hope you feel better soon. It must be awful to go through all these side effects. I'm sorry you've lost the rest of your hair. You may as well go completely bald now. Take good care of yourself.

Much love,
Me

Working Mum said...

Just popped in to say hello, hope you're having a peaceful Sunday and that all is going according to plan.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh Maggie May. I am praying and praying. I know that you are beautiful no matter what the state of your hair. Cancer can rob you of so many things, but it can not rob you of a beautiful spirit.

Bina said...

I think of you often Maggie, and hopefull this time next year, you will be perfect!!!