It's funny as I sit here after sleeping the entire evening away when I consider that Dr. A told me radiation doesn't make a person tired. When, call me Rumpelstiltskin then cause I am the original sleeping fool! I slept from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight, then woke to have dinner and pills. Then went back to sleep until midnight when Bill woke me. Here I am typing and folding clothes, and ready to go back to sleep again.
Amazing. I know some of it is the pain patches and Tylenol. Maybe some of it is the ever present "sleep the worry away" mentality that seems to be a normal part of being a cancer patient. Maybe I'm prepping for my busy day tomorrow. Jackie to school, trip to Target for EB stuff, Stef from school, Stef to Doc visit (another bladder infection), pet scrips, get Jackie, home, da da da and a whole lot of stuff in between, I'm sure. Anyway, I'm a sleepy head.
I'm folding clothes since I was supposed to be doing that earlier. I'd empty the dishwasher too but Bill is asleep and I don't want to wake him banging dishes around. Having a Clementine and glass of water before I take more Tylenol. I never EVER thought I'd see the day that Tylenol would nauseate me on an empty stomach or even work at all, for that matter. This stuff works like a charm now.
Down to one patch since the other fell off in the shower. I think I'll try for one for now. Fentanyl really dries out my mouth. It's not really recovered from chemo yet - weak taste buds and mouth dryness are no way to go happily through life.
My skin is healing really well. Bill's burn treatment made all the difference this weekend.
4 to go and I'm DONE!!! Watch the stinking machine break this week. Murphy's Law. I will not be at all surprised.
Going to sleep, again. Be well friends!