Sleep. My ever elusive sleep. Last night I tried melatonin first, and that didn’t work. Then I went for my buddy, Tylenol PM, and even that didn’t work. Perhaps I should have tried the presidential debate…
I finally requested my full set of labs from Tuesday. Outside of the white blood cells and the neutrophils, everything else was still pretty much in normal range, or only a teensy bit below. So all in all, I am happy about that.
New twist on juicing: Grapes! Really yummy and look at these benefits: rich sources of vitamins A, C, B6 and folate in addition to essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. Grapes contain flavonoids that are very powerful antioxidants, which can reduce the damage caused by free radicals and slacken aging! We simply added them to our usual hodgepodge of fruits and vegetables and their flavor really came through.
I also learned today that in order for any of my absences to be covered by DISability, under “recurrence”, they have to be full days. That means that even though my chemo is in the afternoon and I could work a half-day, I need to take the whole day off. Don’t get me wrong, I’m fine with that but it seems odd to discourage people who want to work and be productive. Likewise, if I feel side effects of chemo, I need to take the whole day. The challenge there is: what happens if I don’t get sick until the afternoon?? The answer is that I need to use vacation days, or elect not to be paid at all. Again, I’m not complaining, as my employer offers great benefits, and has been both generous and flexible. However, it just has be scratching my head a bit.