Hi you guys! You're incredibly sweet to be concerned about me -- I'm sorry to have caused worry!
I was telling Howie that I have about 2 conscious hours before I'm asleep at 9 -- so I'm just having the hardest time keeping up with my friends, both in-person and virtual.
Thanks for sharing the update, Howie and Kimberley -- I really am doing ok, I'm just really challenged by all that's on my plate right now. I'm just riding that wave! Lorraine's halfway through her second month-long antibiotics regimen; this time it's 30 days of IV antibiotics, so she's got a PICC line in her arm -- which, incidentally, ripped out this weekend so she had to get an additional IV put in her hand, the poor sweetie. And she HATES needles! Anyway, she's back on track now, and we're just praying this batch of medicine does the trick once and for all. I feel so badly, because throughout the whole 6 months of chemo, she shouldered everything in the house -- all the housework, all the care for our 8 animals, all the communicating with our friends and loved ones, everything. And she took such amazingly loving care of me, too! And now that she's down and just so exhausted and unable to contribute, it needs to be all me, and I'm so tired too!!
It's just a hard time, that's all. But I'll get stronger, hopefully she'll get better, and we'll just put this all behind us. I hate that bug that bit her! It wasn't even a tick, it was a flying bug that bit her while she was pumping gas in her car! The Center for Disease Control is even doing a study on her, because Lyme Disease contracted from a flying bug has been documented in Europe but not in America, so they're interested in her. Crazy.
Anyway, I'm fine. At this point, I'm too tired from work to keep up with my daily exercise, but I'm eating 100% on plan again. I've lost the few pounds that I gained before Captain Menopause left the building -- THANK GOD!!! So I'm 227 pounds stated in my siggy is totally accurate as of today. Not for long, though!
I'm feeling really positive about my slim, svelte, strong and buff future.....I just have to get through the here and now before I get there, that's all!
I promise to be a better friend to you guys, and give back some of the loving support you've all given me throughout this whole ordeal. You're incredibly generous, fine people, and I cherish each one of you.
I think I'll just plan to try to catch up here when I'm grabbing lunch at my desk. (I bring a homemade, healthy lunch every day, good girl that I am.)
I just got some pic's developed from our May (yes, May) trip to St. Maarten in the Caribbean -- and if I can figure out how to scan and upload them, I'll post them here, so you can see me frolicking with my big old bald head! (I had quite the dome thing happening -- I could barely keep my hands off it! Even Lorraine would just rub it absentmindedly!
) It's growing back gangbusters, though -- it's like an inch and a half long now, which at this point makes me feel like freaking Rapunzel!
Mucho love to all of you amazing people -- you're truly wonderful friends.