Wednesday, June 29, 2011

120 Degrees on the Way... dear gods

If you happen to read this blog on Friday or Saturday of this week, try not to faint at the Weather Channel widget's numbers.  The National Weather Service says Phoenix could get to 120 degrees on both Friday and Saturday.  That's 48.88 Celsius, which actually sounds scarier somehow.


So if Phoenix hits 120, then here in balmy Mesa it should only be somewhere around 117 or 118.  Doable.  As long as you do not go outside or move around a lot.  And we'd all better pray to the entire pantheon that the power does NOT go out.


Haven't been feeling my best yet this week.  I don't have much of an appetite, but I had some Muesli with dried fruit this morning, a Glucerna Bar for lunch and then I had a mushroom craving at dinner, so I sauteed a bunch of baby bellas with our black opal basil, and a Serrano chili, in the heart-smart margarine-ish stuff I've been using for many years.  Tastes pretty good, considering it's a knock-off of a knock-off. :D


Seems like every chemo cycle, the bad days lengthen and I can't spring back as well.  I'm drinking fluids like crazy, trying to stay hydrated.  In fact, I guess I had better go get some more of my coconut water; probably need the potassium.  


On the nose front, all is mostly well.  I think the Cellulitis has cleared up well, but it's still very dry and I'm still putting the AYR saline gel in it, especially before bedtime.  I still can't use my oxygen, but at least the CPAP is keeping me breathing while I sleep.  Maybe I should call my DME (Durable Medical Equipment) supplier and ask for the CPAP mask that covers both mouth and nose.    Granted, they tried that first, but I thought it was too hot; and I don't like things covering my mouth.  Maybe another residual phobia from that near-drowning.


Anywho, I'm still getting better day by day, so for that I am very thankful, and for dried fruit.  And for Prunes especially.  I hate CHEMO!!!!!  :D


But I love you all.  Keep the faith, I shall fight on, and next week, get my CT.  Take care all, and have very sweet dreams.

4 comments:

  1. I think The Weather Channel is "padding their numbers'. Both Yahoo and WeatherBug have 111/112 on Friday and 113/114 for Saturday. But that is down here in Chandler, but usually we are warmer than Phoenix.

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  2. Yeah, but remember that was the National Weather Service with that 120 number. TWC says 113 for Mesa on Saturday. I like that MUCH better. :D

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  3. Yay for prunes, work wonders.
    Well, this weather thingy, geeze, glad I am not there. chris spoke to someone at his former workplace in mesa yesterday and he said they sounded awful. Said it was allergies from the smoke from the fires up north plus the heat. he told chris that a lot of people were sick. sounds awful. up here today it is 80 something and just delightful with a slight breeze. also smells very fresh with no dust, I love it.

    Hope you feel better soon girlie. i can see where it would be harder to bounce back after a treatment, it is just topping you up i guess. horrible stuff, chemo, toxic waste comes to mind.
    hope you have a good weekend
    fay in the family room

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  4. Fay, National Weather Service has revised their forecast down to 117. So we'll see. I'm feeling MUCH better today. Had some scrambled eggs with my white patty pan squash, hatch chilies, basil and pepper jack cheese. Yum. :)

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