What a difference a good night’s rest makes! I have been having lots of issues with sleep because as I had mentioned, insomnia is a side effect of the steroid I have to take daily. We’d been working with the nurses to come up with some kind of cocktail of sleeping drugs to help me stay asleep all night. Combos of pain pills, Xanax, Ambien… nothing was really doing the trick. I’d wake up a couple hours into the night and my body would be out but I can’t turn my mind off. It is like an out of body experience and most mornings I’d wake up feeling sort of hung over. Last night we did some pain pills and Xanax, then another Xanax at 4:30 in the morning when they come into take blood samples for the next days tests. The combination of that, plus last night was the first night I had my body pillow with me, resulted in a morning that didn’t start in a fog.
And it’s a good thing I was well rested because my cousins Tracy and Lee came down this morning to visit! We spent the day talking and laughing, recalling some crazy times we have had together 🙂 We had McSalty’s pizza (w/ ranch) for lunch and finally got around to checking out the library on the floor. They didn’t have many good books, but has a living room type set-up that was a good place to visit outside of the room. I’ve decided that will be the perfect place to start visiting with Ryan.
John isn’t feeling well again today, but himself and Shannon (John’s sister) were nice enough to bring lunch up to us and join us while we ate. While one hug a day from my husband isn’t optimal, it was great to at least see him for a few minutes since we’ve decided it’s best for him not to come up and stay again tonight.
Ryan is staying with our awesome family friends Chris & Cindy tonight, giving John, Amy (sister-ln-law) & the Grandparents (Jim & Maureen) a break from the little monster 🙂 Cindy and Ryan will be visiting after dinner and I am very much looking forward to getting some hugs and kisses from my baby.
I am starting to feel tired now, but have felt pretty awesome all day. I didn’t have chemo today, but had to get more platelets because my counts for that are still really low: