News Flash: I put my boots on the right feet today!! : )
The every other week schedule of chemotherapy has become routine now. I have learned that there are certain things that I need to make sure are done before I go back for chemotherapy on Monday. So, today I ventured out to the grocery store. It was a much more successful outing than my last one! It was very cold, so I bundled up with multiple gloves, boots, coat and scarf. Isn't this Houston? Where did this cold come from? I did not feel quite as weak as I did the other day. I walked slowly through the store, depending on my cart to keep me upright! I purchased the necessities: dog food, cat food, cat litter, and food for the pantry so that Ashley will have something to eat next week. Made it home without a single tear!
Medical update: Apparently I ate something during our staff meeting last Wednesday that has caused problems with my digestive system. - Stop reading now and just pray if you don't want any detailed information. - In spite of the long acting anti-diarrhea injection that I had on Monday, I have had diarrhea and massive amounts of gas since Wednesday night. Immodium is working to stop the diarrhea, I am faithfully drinking pedialyte, but nothing has helped to get rid of the gas!! This is especially fun with an ileostomy. I have to get up multiple times during the night to empty the bag which swells up like a giant balloon! I'm honestly surprised it hasn't popped yet, which really would be fun! All that to say, please pray that this issue will resolve itself. I really don't want it to effect whether or not I can get my next chemo treatment on Monday. Sorry for all the gory details, thank you for walking through this with me, and thank you so much for praying!