Chemo in a time of Pandemic

Hmmmmmm, looks like I have something coming from around the corner from my home. It always makes me curious when a package is enroute and I do not know what it is!

Unless it’s my food…tried a new grocery service that is supposed to be delivered today but I just find it difficult to believe they would use USPS, especially for eggs!

So I know after all these years you all are tired of hearing my chemo stories but this week is really annoying. Here are the standard side effects that I may or may not get from my current chemo med; nausea, headaches, chills, fevers, body aches. Do they sound familiar??? Sometimes I get them, sometimes I don’t. Well, I always get the nausea but the rest are on some schedule that I can’t figure out. The other problem is that there is no time table. It’s within two to five days. Yesterday I was still feeling “off” and then last night I realized my neck ached and my eyes hurt which can only mean one thing. Fever. Sure enough, 101. So now I’m just waiting to see if I am sick or if it’s still side-effects. It’s just annoying because I have things to do which I can do if it’s side-effects, but not if it’s sickness.

I want to make a pair of socks!!! That’s one of the things on my list of things to do that I can’t do if I am sick. My cousin is going to teach me how to knit socks using the method she does but I can’t go to her house if I am sick.

I watched the movie Antebellum yesterday. Wow that was hard to watch. I did not read any reviews or information about it before I watched it, if you haven’t seen it I suggest you don’t read anything about it either, just so you do not have any preconceived notions.


  • Nina

    February 11, 2021 at 3:19 pm Reply

    My favorite newsy blogs!!

  • Susan Joos

    February 11, 2021 at 4:54 pm Reply

    Never tired of hearing anything from you!

    Most people aren’t posting much more than recycled news & memes, anyway, at most, because…what else do we have going on, lol. I usually don’t even make it that far. Going to have a lot of blanks!

    Hope you are not “sick” sick, but either way it sounds miserable and I hope you feel better soon.

    I love your adventurousness (is that a word?) with yarn! (Sense of adventure would be a better phrase but oh well.) I am happy plodding along with my hats for now. Still, there’s a lot to explore, and sizing is a real question, as I imagine it will be for socks. It doesn’t help that there seems to be a lot of different opinions, and also type of yarn and stretch has a lot to do with it, and beyond that, how to jazz them up decoratively! Haven’t even begun to explore that yet!

    There is a neat new yarn shop that opened shortly before the pandemic that I had planned on exploring after my retirement. They look to have some beautiful and different yarns, and classes of all kinds. It’s so tantalizing! I like the name, too – Rabbit and Rocket. They have a neat space inside where you can just go in and work on projects, too. Sigh – some day!

    And here you go, an unexpected package of words from me; I hope your real unexpected package is something cool!

    • tlm0000

      February 11, 2021 at 10:47 pm Reply

      I really enjoy learning and yarn has definitely given me that over the last year. I would be dangerous if I could go in a yarn shop now.

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