Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Radiation is starting to get to me...

Three weeks into radiation, and my lungs are beginning to hurt when I take a deep breath.  Kind of reminds me of when I was a kid growing up in Los Angeles.  On badly smoggy days, if you played outside at all, at the end of the day, deep breaths HURT.  But this isn't EVERY deep breath that hurts.  It's hard to explain. 

I've got some *almost* bald spots on my head, now, too.  So weird, because I've always had such thick hair... now you can see my scalp in places.  It'll probably look a lot better when it's just all gone.  And since it's starting to get cooler, I can begin wearing all my stylish hats. :)

Hah, definitely do not have a fever.  I am 96.3 temp today.  I have to take my temperature every day to check for signs of infection.  If I hit 100.5 I have to call the cancer center ASAP.

Just checked my lung numbers and they are fine.  Good thing I love numbers... I have to play with enough of them. :)

Oh, I couldn't find anything anywhere in Fallout 3 to make the gore not so gory.  And I'm getting frustratingly lost in bombed out DC, so maybe I'll give it a rest and just go play World of Warcraft.  Yes, Julie, I do love Scrabble as well. :)

Jane and Cathy are out in the back garden filling up our green barrel with bougainvillea clippings.  It's trying to attack the orange tree, and we can't have that.  I am trying to train it to grow across our block wall, but some bits of it run wild.  And the verbena needs to be cut back a bit, but I think the Lantana looks great.  We can't seem to get the Mexican Heather to fill in around Mom's sundial, so maybe we'll have to find something to augment the bare spots there.

This past May, I bought myself a Chevy Equinox, and the poor thing barely gets out of the garage now.  I think I have like 600 miles on the thing.  Right now, either Jane or Nancy is driving me to my radiation and chemos.  But I drive it once a week to get my blood work done, because that's a quick trip.  I still take Cathy with me, just in case I don't feel up to driving back home.

I wasn't intending to buy this car; I wanted a Camaro.  HAHAHAH, yeah.  After I got past that fevered idea, I saw one of these Equinoxes on the lot and took it out for a test drive.  LOVE at FIRST DRIVE.  It gets great mileage, and it's comfortable as heck, and I think it's cute.  And it got me hooked on XM radio, dammit. :)

Alrighty that's it for this post.  Hugs and kisses to all!

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