Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hot and gutsy...

...but not in the fun way LOL. Day #6 has been the hardest on me so far. I didn't sleep well last night because Cooper woke frequently and then I had trouble getting back to sleep because my belly is in a weird way. It's hard to describe but there's this short-lived burning sensation that comes and goes. No nausea - just this weird burning feeling and some occasionally twisting of sorts - so, I'm calling it hot and gutsy. Anyway, after being up numerous times with Cooper all night, I felt horrible by 6am when he was ready to be up for the day. Not even a couple of hours of tending to him in the morning and I was already a wreck because besides feeling 'hot and gutsy', I'm super tired - wearing out so quickly after barely doing anything at all. This came on suddenly - I feel fine and then five minutes later I need to sit or lay down. Thankfully, my parents saved me by taking him to the pool for the rest of the morning so I could go back to bed. I slept from 8:30am-12:30pm! Thank you, mom and dad!! I felt a good deal better from the rest but the pattern of wearing out quickly didn't subside at all and it's been a struggle all afternoon to get into a feel good groove. It isn't helping that it's 102 degrees in the shade here today - ick. We took a quick trip over to Trader Joe's for a couple of items and facing the heat getting in and out of the car was unbearable - felt like the wind was knocked out of me just opening the garage door to go out to the car. It's typical heat for this area at this time of year but I sure wish it was cooler because being cooped up in the house is not good for any of us right now. Cooper is not a happy camper when stuck inside so it's a challenge to keep him stimulated and out of trouble when we can't go out in the yard or for a walk due to the extreme heat. The mall closes early on Sundays so it's not likely I'll get over there and get my 30 minutes of walking done today and there's no way I'm doing it outside in this heat ;(. I'll need to make up for it tomorrow somehow. Right now, I'm going to lay here with Cooper while he naps. He's such a beautiful little angel. :) Love, Hot & Gutsy LOL

6 comments:

  1. OY! I hope tomorrow is better ! Your little one is an angel! I can't beleive how well you are doing. You rock!

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  2. Julie - Positive thoughts are coming your way. If there is anything I can do, I am there
    for you!!

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  3. Thank goodness for air conditioning. We're going to walk down to TJ's this morning, so hopefully it won't be too hot by then (we;re on a vacation of sorts). Glad you took a nap. Naps rock! Thinking of you today!

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  4. So sorry you are not feeling well ... heat and chemo do no mix ... yik.

    Hope you can get some rest.

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  5. Sleep. Your body is telling you what to do. Just because you're sleeping doesn't mean you're not fighting and getting better. Keep up the great work.
    love Greg and the Girls.

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  6. Hope your Monday was better! I hate hearing about you being like this. Keep sleeping when you get the extra chances and don't feel guilty about it. Hugs to you and the Super Cooper!

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