It was a nice work from home day, as we braced for the big storm. That didn’t even arrive until the afternoon. Hoping all my New England friends and coworkers are safe through Nemo.
I was able to reschedule my 3:30 radiation appointment to an earlier time, so I was home safely before the snow really started. Two down.
Being a month out from my last chemo, I thought I would be feeling a lot better by now. Don’t get me wrong, my energy levels are back and so are my taste buds. In many ways, I do feel so much better and I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining. But… I still have the achy muscles I experienced through most of chemo. When I get out of bed in the morning, I walk like an old lady. Everything is stiff and sore, and the soreness is there throughout the day. My eyebrows, which were fine during chemo, are now thinning. Good thing I bought an eyebrow pencil at the beginning! I have one toenail that has started to disconnect from my body (although my fingernails are beautiful). I still have a bit of neuropathy in my hands and face. And hair??? Where’s my hair? I can feel some stubble on my head, but it’s not visible to the naked eye. It’s been four weeks… I was really hoping for more by now. Perhaps my expectations were incorrect.
On a lighter note… I made my first homemade dressing tonight, an orange vinaigrette. 1/4 cup orange juice, 2 T. balsamic vinegar, 1 T. honey, and 1 T. olive oil. It was delicious! Much better than the bottled stuff! On a note so light note… Ethan and I baked peanut butter brownies today. Also delicious, even if they weren’t as healthy. :)