January 23, 2022 - Reclining the Day Away
For those of you that have followed me from the beginning, you may remember my first mention of my trusty recliner. Begrudgingly, I still have it. Admittedly, it is probably the best purchase we’ve made through this journey.
I was so hoping to donate this thing to Goodwill when we moved over the the East Coast of Florida. I was done with chemo and radiation. I still thought I only had Stage 3 cancer, meaning I thought I had this thing beat. I thought the recliner would become unused.
That’s what you get for thinking! You all know how the story goes - that nasty brain tumor joined my party. Squarely with Stage 4 cancer, I get to take an arsenal of chemotherapy drugs, nausea meds, neuropathy meds, and now blood thinner injections. This recliner gets a ton of use!
Where am I going with this story, you may wonder?!? In the last 2 weeks, the recliner has proven to be needed by Jamie as well! He pulled a muscle in his back. I mean it is severe. He has been to the doc. She ordered CT scan, but it didn’t reveal anything scary (thankfully). So his next stop was the chiropractor. All in all, he is taking a muscle relaxant at night and a ton of Ibuprofen during the day. Initially, the pain was so severe, he had to sleep in the recliner for 3 nights.
I’m rambling on about this dreaded recliner that I have such a Love/Hate relationship with. I never would have bought it, and now I don’t think I can live without it. Funny how that happens. I’ve included some pics, they are oldies but goodies.
As far as my health, we are trudging along. The fatigue can be intense, so I am thankful that I can take the naps that my body needs. The hematologist gave me the all clear for surgery. I’ll update more on that as we get closer, but it is the upcoming surgery is to finish the reconstruction from the double mastectomy. In addition, I have a ton of necrosis that needs to be removed. That was supposed to happen last year, but the brain tumor caused that delay. I was then thinking this past December, but the blood clot prevented that. At this point, I am not sure when it will be scheduled.
The doc does want me to keep taking Lovenox (twice daily injections) for blood clots. He said the injections are much easier to manage and are more effective with people who have brain mets. It has to do with being able to control brain bleeds. So, the shots will ensue and my my thighs will continue to look bruised and beat up. I suppose it is a small price to pay!
Until next time, plop down in a recliner, put your feet up, and take a snooze!