Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I'm back from my road trip and I am weary, but I am still glad I went! lol My In-Laws took the news hard, even though I had good news to go along with it, my Brother-In Law is having a harder time accepting the changes in my personality, He told Jim that he is not used to me being still, being quiet...that he misses my bubbly personality and my chatty Kathy personality...to me it didn't seem that I had changed that much but I guess I have because I have heard that before about how quiet I've become.

When I see Dr. Serious next week I am going to ask him if there is anything that I can be given to perk me up, I'm tired of sleeping most of my days away....I would like a lil more energy during the day to meet friends and family. I didn't take hardly any pics due to the fact of fatigue.........the day of their reunion I came home and the slept for 24 hours straight! That scared the hell out of My Jim, every couple of hours "Are you OK?" "Are you OK?"............I will be if ya let me sleep! lol

If I have any picture worthy photographs I will post them soon....it's nap time again! lol lol lol

40 comments:

siennastarr said...

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cste609371 said...

chatty Kathy!! I  got the doll my 4th christmas, I hope you feel perky again real soon. rest & heal, Cheryl from MA.

astoriasand said...

Good to read you are back Kim .Had to laugh at the answer you gave Jim LOL! It's only natural your In-Laws have taken the news bad.You rest girl while you are resting you are mending.Hope Dr Serious can give you something.Looking forward to seeing the pics.Take Care Kim God Bless KATH
astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

sybilsybil45 said...

My dear Warrior,  I am so glad that you made the trip and have got home safely. I have been thinking of you lots and you have been in my prayers. I am sure in Gods own time your energy levels will come back..it just means taking each day as it comes...easy to say isn't it !!  hard to do though.  Hope Dr Serious has a solution next week.Till then fight on  Much LOve SYbil xx

icewitch96 said...

Im glad you had a good time on your trip, even if you did sleep most of the time.  Your body is just trying to recover from everything you've been through, and sleep is the best way to heal! I hope you start feeling better soon!

Love and Hugs,

Jenn

kirkbyj05 said...

Sleep time is body repeair time....or so I told myself Kim.  We humans drive ourselves to exhaustion sometimes.  Listen to your body as it is 'roaring' at you at the minute.  Let it be and go with the flow.   You will be back to your perkier self soon.  I'm so glad you managed the journey, although I was worried for you.  You certainly believe in living life to the full.....don't you?   You are to be admired but to repeat myself to the point of nag! nag! nagging! Rest!  The sooner the better then you wil recover sooner.  Give yourself a hug from me.  You are the 'Best!'

(((Hugs)))    Jeanie xx

ajquinn354 said...

Good hearing from you dear.....hopefully Dr. Serious can give you something to perk you up a bit....know it wasn't easy telling your In-Laws.....but they'll get through this after the initial shock.  You just take it easy dear and know we all are thinking about you and care so much for you.....Arlene (AJ)

ktkamanski said...

Rest is what makes the body strong! Hope you had a good time full of wonderful memories on your road trip. Sometimes change is harder from some to accept! Your doing what you can by being you! Take care of you - hope your days become all that you want them to be!
Katie
http://journals.aol.com/ktkamanski/AlwaysBelieve/

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lindaggeorge said...

Take all the rest you can get, its what you need, I once had to spend a month in bed and I'd only had pnuemonia! lol.

Linda x.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/lindaggeorge/GeorgeMansions/

rbrown6172 said...

i'm so glad you enjoyed your trip.  get all the rest you can right now as your body needs it.  i bet your bubbly, chatty self will be back when you lick this bout with bad ole ca!!
gina

jckfrstross said...

sleep helps your body:) i hope the doc can give you something to help

Deb

mztishgray0726 said...

I know for me sometimes my body just wants to rest and I take some serious naps.  So maybe this is just a way that your body is taking care of you also.  At least we know that you are back home safe and sound.  Hugs.  http://journals.aol.com/mztishgray0726/all-things-are-possible-2/ Tish G.

dplkjl said...

Sleep is so healing...I am glad you are taking care of yourself.  It is okay to be quiet once in awhile, you need that energy to fight.  When this annoying cancer learns that it is not going to win with this chick, and it finally goes away 100% then you can be you again! :) In time!  Glad you had a good trip!  Take care of yourself!!!!! -Kelly

canyonsun04 said...

Your body needs the rest, your fighting cancer. Rest when you can, even if it does turn into 24 hours. I wouldn't be me either if I was going through what YOU are! your amazing fighter. I am laughin though that he kept waking you up. LMAO. Men, so cute and worryful
Hugs
Ang

pharmolo said...

Kim,
You've gone through a lot, and are having to cope with much. Would turn anyone introspective. Don't worry about it. If you're not suffering from clinical depression, you don't need any meds.

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I am sorry the inlaws took it so hard...Hope the doc can find something to help perk u up some...but do be easy on your self too....I hate hate hate that you are going through all this...praying for you to be cured and stay cured!  Hugs,TerryAnn  Ps...stay in battle mode~

inafrnz247 said...

Welcome home, Kim!  I hope the Dr. will have something to help you with the fatigue and weariness.  I know how much it means to you to be able to live life to the fullest each and every moment of the day and spend as much time as possible with the ones you love.  

Stay strong, Pink Warrior!

Love,
Michelle

easteeleco said...

While not in the same category, I was told by many friends AFTER the fact that I was very subdued in the months after my father died.  I didn't realize it at the time either.  As far as energy goes, the girls and I like the new SoBe energy drinks that are on the market.  Tasty and seem to perk us up.  Estela

sdoscher458 said...

Hope the doctor can help you too with the tiredness. Rest a bit my weary friend, depend upon your loved ones and your friends...sending love your way...Sandi

ab45yui said...

LOL, I can see you saying that to Jim!  Hang in there kiddo!  The ole Chatty Kathy will be back soon enough and then your BIL will probably tell someone to make you shaddup! :-)

sangrialel said...

Glad you had a good time and i hope you perk up soon.  Linda

tendernoggle said...

awwwwwww.....Kim...Your body is just taking a break from all the fighting...I have heard many times that healing comes during sleep! But yes, ask your doctor about it because it could be a side effect of your medication. I am glad you got to go and at least they know now...
Take care and GOD BESS YOU MY FRIEND<^>
love ya,
carlene

dornbrau said...

Coffee my dear, drink more coffee!
I dreamt I had cancer.  I dreamt I was going through what you are.  In my dream I was angry, and sad.  And in my dream I drank a lot of coffee, with lots of hazelnut creamer.  In my dream I kept saying... 'Mama did it, Kim did it, and I can do it'.  So I dried my tears and drank more coffee... with lots of hazelnut creamer.  I didn't think coffee with lots of hazelnut creamer would cure me, but it made me happier.  
I think of you often.  I don't visit here as often as I want to.  I am in denial.  I think that if I don't read about cancer then it will go away and cease to exist.  It hasn't.  Its still there, but so are you.  The coffee must be working.  My next pot is for you.  It won't cure you, but it calms me and helps me to accept that sometimes bad things happen to good people, no matter how hard we may pray other wise.  And it helps me to find the courage to visit a dear friend who is fighting a battle she never asked for and yet in her ordeal she has become the champion of many.  
I think Jim must be your coffee.  Drink him in, drink often.  Lots of hazelnut creamer doesn't hurt.  
I saw some cattails yesterday.  They weren't as beautiful as the ones you sent me so long ago.  Do you remember?  I do.  Cattails still make me smile.  And coffee... with lots of hazelnut creamer.

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mutualaide said...

Kim, it cannot be easy breaking the bad news (even if there is good news) to any of your loved ones -- so while your exhaustion could be due to med levels or side effects of your treatment, maybe you just needed a good solid emotional break and your sleeping away twenty-four hours was it -- the much needed break.

Thinking of you daily with lots of virtual hugs your way.  ~Kathy~

wwfbison said...

Happy to hear your road trip turned out good.  It's no wonder you are exhausted with everything you have on  your plate.  I hope you have a positive visit with your Dr next week.  I will be Praying for you.
Lisa

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sunnyside46 said...

just sending you a cyber hug
Love
Marti

nelishianatl said...

Glad you are back and resting all you can.  If I was Jim, I'd have been worried too.  My mammogram is rescheduled for next Wednesday and yesterday my mother called and told me her esophogeal cancer had returned a third time.  She is 75.

Nelishia
http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/WishingandHoping/

carolhehe said...

Road trips are hard on a body anyway ;p

frankandmary said...

Truth be told, sometimes a bubbly person makes me queasy ;-).  Just be you now. Works for us, really.  ~ Mary

lisa41076 said...

Kim, glad you had a good trip, Hugs Lisa

faithmtn said...

If you're into natural remedies, peppermint essential oil and citrus scents are invigorating and energizing (Aura Cacia is the brand name I recommend: peppermint, lemongrass, mandarin are all good). I'm sure that your fatigue is far worse than "ordinary" fatigue, but if the oils help, even a little, it won't hurt to try them. (there are no side effects) Take care and be well.

stepjammer said...

I took ligustrum, if you can find it, and astragalus and seemed to help with the tiredness.  I still took four naps a day even with that.  Things will get better.  

stupidsheetguy said...

Well, ya made it through, see? I hope the trip was a fun one, and that the news didn't put too much of a damper on things. You sound like you're doing great, although a little tired. Rest up, 'cause we're looking forward to some pictures here :)

Jimmy

randlprysock said...

Sleep can be a healing thing but I know what you mean, it gets boring sometimes.... sounds like you had a nice trip.  Hugs,
Lisa

volunteerems18 said...

You make me just roll sometimes ....Im glad to know there are other....mean but lovable NanNas out there ...LOL...
I have been reading your journal for a while.Its really a great thing.I hope it helps you release a little.Im sure it helps a lot of people who read it.
Im sorry to hear all that you have gone through and I sincerely wish the very best for you.Take care..

pprrrr39 said...

Glad you had a good time..... awwwww bless Jim, checking in to see how you were.....lol
Hugs Jayne