Friday, December 21, 2007

Friday Dec 21

Rough is the only term I can use to describe the rest of my week. I have been very uncomfortable at night and spend most of the night tossing and turning from side to side to back to try and stay in a position that doesn't cause me more pain. It has been slow going for recovery and I have still had to deal with nausea.
At my doctor's appointment with Dr. Brewster yesterday she removed the rest of my sutures and said I could finally stop taking my antibiotic which I think has been the cause of most of my nausea and just generally feeling horrible. We decided that since I am still uncomfortable and the skin is still tight on that right side that we won't start expanding. I have 2 weeks until we plan to start expanding, which was good news since I am still uncomfortable. Hopefully this will give me a good amount of time to rebound and at least feel a little more at ease. I still get tired very easily and am beginning to feel like I am back on chemo! Let's hope it gets better in the next few days.
My sister Amy and her family flew into Denver yesterday and it has been fun spending the last 24 hours with them. My other sister Toni and her husband Doug and their new baby were supposed to drive here today but the weather has been bad so they are going to driver here tomorrow. Jon got home this evening and I am relieved that he is here to help me with the kids and I can hopefully relax a little. Chasing the kids really takes it out of you, especially when you don't have anything in you to begin with!


Sue Flaska said...

Hi Eliza,

I found your blog through Debbie's so I thought I would stop in and peek around. I was also diagnosed at a young age and am always interested in reading about other youngins'! Will be back...hope you start feeling better.

Robyn said...

Oh Eliza! I hope you feel better soon. I cannot even begin to imagine all that you are going through. You are such a strong lady. I am such a wimp when it comes to everything physical. You are such an inspiration. Stay strong! You can do it. I am very impressed with how much you do for your kids during your recovery. I do hope that you are getting a lot of help from those at church and your family.

Have a great Christmas!