Saturday, April 2, 2011
Just a little under the weather, day #2 chemo
It can be quite difficult getting sleep in this hospital, I haven't had a good night rest since I've gotten here. People are constantly knocking on my door to check my vitals, give me meds, and draw blood. Last night wasn't any different,I've been getting my best sleep between 6 and 10 am. This morning I woke up with quite a pleasent suprise, my momma was here and cool cousin marcos. I was increadibly happy to see them. My moms pink Rosie cheeks and bright smile lightened up my morning. For breakfast, the mushed up eggs and cream of wheat weren't that appealing. I drank my nutritious shake and started to get nauseous, so I laid down a bit. It sucks not looking forward to meals, i have no appetite; but I know I must eat. Lunch was a little better, I'm starting to think it's thanksgiving everyday here, I've had mashed potatoes perhaps 1 to 2 times a day. I was greeted by a large lump of mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and peas. I took a deep breath and whispered to my food " I will eat you". I never even thought I liked peas I guess I do now. My mom said I'm gonna start liking more things Iv'e never thought I would, moms are always right. After lunch I felt really good I received some more visitors ivans padrenos, my cousin lupe and my cousin Juan who lives in the area, and my good friend Sarah and Joel. My treatment started at 2 pm today yet I continued to feel good and converse with my visitors about how I got here, life, and just enjoying the company. It wasn't until dinner, after eating just a little, that I felt nauseous , let's just say I had my first little throw up fest. Lest just say my mom is a good catcher "wink". My headache was really intolerable so I decided to lay down. When I woke up around 7 I started to feel a little better but I still had the headache. My mom feed me some mandarins which were quite delicious. I decided to ask the nurse for some tylenol for the headache, but when I took it round number 2 of the throw up fest. 2 points for mom and her catching skills. That time Sarah came in, let's just say it was bad timing, I attempted to converse with her but my energy was dwindling, so she decided to come back in the morning. The nurse gave me the Tylenol once again since the previous one was floating in a bucket of vomit. I know lie in bed feeling a little better, and as Ivan types this for me I think to myself " I made it thru my first throw up fest". Of course there will be many more to come, I'm just hopping I have some good catchers around. Thanks for reading keep on following and praying here's to another day tomorrow!!!