Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sleep, plus some fun with school

The Quilter has been coming over on Mondays.  We're hoping at some point I'll feel well enough for some shenanigans, but right now we're settling for a little time together and getting the kids school done.  Today she helped Eliz with her science.  Eliz has really loved her Chemistry and Physics this year, today was physics, I believe.  The "Try this" from her book had her balance an egg on a toilet paper tube that was centered on a metal tin, that was balanced on a glass filled with water.  She was supposed to hit the pan fast enough that the egg dropped into the glass.  Her first try, she hesitated and the egg broke on the table.  So The Quilter tried it.

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After watching her Aunt rock it, Eliz tried again.  

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Well, she tried!  Eliz usually does err on the side of caution, not something that helped her today.

In other news, since Sunday I've been sleeping through the night.  After Lex's State Competition on Saturday, I was exhausted.  I went to bed pretty early, and woke up once, just long enough to note that Bry-D must have been in the other room watching tv.  Then I rolled over, and slept until 6am, something that hasn't happened in weeks.  Bry-D had slept on the couch, poor guy.  He said I looked like I was sleeping too good to be disturbed. Sunday night, he slept in our bed, and every night since then, I've slept straight through.  I have no idea what changed, perhaps one night of sleep was all my body needed to realize, this is how it's supposed to do things.  Maybe I just turned a corner with getting comfortable sleeping with the expanders.  No clue, but I'm grateful.  I'm also worried about saying that I'm sleeping well.  Ah, well, whatever happens, I'll deal with it.

Choose laughter!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Migraines and other pains.


Ugh.  I'm writing this a week after the fact, because it hurt so much to look at a computer screen.  I had my first migraine, and wow, it was terrible.  White spots in my vision, my own voice made my head hurt. And I had to have the doctor point out to me that I should take migraine medicine, not regular medicine.  I'm a very smart person, my mother told me so!!!!

But, we got through it, we got a bit of school done, and now I know what that is like.  The oncologist wants me to come in if it happens again, since that's not a side effect of chemo.  I did some reading, and my personal feeling is that since it came on after 3 days of only getting 3-4 hours of sleep, it was brought on by lack of sleep and stress.  Though what could I possibly be stressed about, hmm...

I'm praying and praying for good rest and to never go through that again.  I don't even know how you rate a migraine, I mean, if it can get worse than that, and you've been through it, you are my hero.

Choose Laughter!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

On being used by God...

Just before I started using this blog to do cancer journey updates, I posted an update on Facebook about many things, but one of them was Shakeology.  I had come to the conclusion that I wasn't going to make it through chemo without these very effective, but very expensive shakes.  Immediately after posting, I told Bry-D my decision.  He panicked; I could see his butt pucker with terror at the thought of spending $4 a day on something.  But he also couldn't say no, because he knew how much better I did when I had a shake.
He stuttered and stumbled,
'But we can't, it's, it's..because, and...'  

Then, I got a notification from Facebook.  What's interesting about that, is that I don't have notifications turned on for Facebook.  I even use a junk email as my login for Facebook.  So, I looked at my post, and there was note from a friend to PM her about Shakeology, because she has boxes of it.
I showed Bry-D and said,
"You really need to thank Jesus, because apparently, He has your back."  
I didn't add, "Ridiculous tightwad,"  I just thought it.  However, Bry-D's cheapness was an opportunity for God to provide, and friends to be used by Him, because I had been praying for a few weeks about being able to use Shakeology.  
Well, my exact words were, 
"Jesus, you have to do something, because You know how that man is,"
And check out how much Jesus loves Bryan-

And me, of course, but this was more about Jesus telling Bry-D, "Dude, I got you.  I know, I had you marry a crazy lady, but I got you, son,"
Thank you, Meghann, and thank you Jesus!