Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Really Good Day

Yesterday, Saturday, was a really good day for me. I had energy and actually felt pretty good. Rob was working and I actually noticed a lot of things in my kitchen had gone without being done. Things like cleaning the glass front to my stove. I got out a spray bottle and began to clean. I cannot do repetitive motions with my arm because it causes the vein with the PICC line in it to spasm and it easily becomes irritated and painful. I did vary what I was doing though and accomplished more than I would have hoped to. I shampooed my hair and blew it dry and I even put on makeup! This has to be the first time in MONTHS I have had makeup on. I got a check from disability (YES! Finally!) and when Rob got home I was ready to go to the bank, grab a bite to eat and go see my Dad for an hour or so. We also picked up a few items for my mother from the grocery store as it was very cold and would have been foolish for her to go out and get them. We had dinner at Chilis and they have a new 2 for 20 dinner menu. Rob got the half rack of ribs and I had a pulled pork sandwich. With that including an appetizer (we got the tostida chips and salsa) and a dessert to share (ice cream topped chocolate brownie) I was severely overstuffed. I am not used to eating like that anymore. My stomach also seems to hurt when I drink the carbonated beverages restaurants serve but when I am looking for diet items it's difficult (sugarless I should say). We stopped off and say my parents. Their church had carolers come and Dad seemed to have enjoyed that. He was having a good day. Twice this week I tried to visit him and he only wanted to sleep.

Today I woke up at 2 a.m. with a stomach ache. Was awake until 4 and went back to bed then. Slept until 8 got up, infused myself then fell asleep again for another two hours. I am not feeling so good today. Perhaps I overdid it yesterday. It was worth it anyway. We are laying low today. It's raining outside and cold. Rob ran to the grocery store and got tomatoes for dinner and my two scripts that needed to be picked up. I have a London broil I am going to make with baked potatoes and a salad.

Today my neighbor's son Stephen is being bar mitzvahed. I wish I could be there to see this fine young boy officially become a man. I did get him a card and will be sending him over a little money to find something he wants. His Mom is so proud of him.

Well time for a nice cup of hot tea. Hope this finds you all feeling okay and avoiding the flus and bugs going around. I am STILL trying to find a regular flu shot now that they say I can have one. I was able to find only the N1h1 which I cannot get.


Susan C said...

Here's to many, many more "good days."

Missie said...

I think you're on a roll now. You'll start to have many good days that outnumber the bad!

Ronni Gordon said...

Your description of your good day sounds very pleasant. As Susan said, here's to many more just like it.