Happy Cinco de Mayo, 2011
Well I think the Partridge Family sang it best…”Woke up this mornin feeling fine” . Which is exciting considering I was expecting to be “less so”. Anyway the treatment itself was not to bad or to long. About 2 hrs from beginning to end. The strangest sensation was when I was getting the Cyclophisphamide. I felt like my nose, eyebrows and sinuses had fallen asleep and then started getting the pins and needles feeling. It didn’t hurt, but boy was it strange. Nothing like when some would inhale a white powdery substance in College — or so I am told! But the sensation went away about 10 minutes after they were done administering the drug. After that it was really quick, and off I went. I felt a little odd the rest of the day, but I am no sure that wasn’t just a total let down from the adrenaline and fear that had been racing through my veins for the few days prior. I will say I honestly didn’t sleep all night though — In college I used no-doze to stay awake when studying…who know that steroids were better. The only good thing for me know is that I could have cleaned the kitchen all night (not to be confused with Eliza Doolittle’s I could hhave Danced ALl Night–her Dress & Tiara were much prettier than my pajama’s)
This morning I got up, got my kids ready for school, I went for a walk with my friends, did a little yoga (which is a new trend for me).got to do some really exciting new things…Well okay this part is a lie, I did the laundry, went food shopping, and straightened up a little (I mean a very little). I somehow thought that with my illness came a little down time…Oh, if it were only that simple…The glamorous life of a stay at home mom just never ends…
While doing all of this exciting work, I got a phone call from my HMO. When I picked up the phone I was ready from a fight, an argument about something but no, it was a nurse practitioner calling to check in and see how my treatments were going. I almost feel off my seat. I was shocked how they knew I already started treatment. Since it usually takes two to three months to get a check from them if I put in a claim.
I am told that the steroids they gave me yesterday are keeping my feeling stimulated…I am told they will only last for a few days, and then it is like a big let down. This must be what Jose Conseco sees in them — Actually I guess if I ever want to be a professional athlete I have to come clean….Yes, I have used steroids. There I said it!
I hope tomorrow will be more of the same, but if not — only more fodder and fun for the blog…
Talk to you soon, and feel free to ask questions! It is pretty obvious I think — I am an open book!