Saturday, April 16, 2016

It's Not Always Prettty

This roller coaster ride called cancer is not always pretty. Consider this a warning that this will not be my (trying to be) usual upbeat post.
Friday was a pretty good day but late that afternoon I could hear Kevin in the bathroom....all of a sudden my stomach just started to turn.....any way, thank goodness Kev ran up with a waste basket for me. I've been able to keep my nausea under control but, apparently not, my weak stomach. 
Later I went upstairs to watch TV/read in bed early, 8ish. I laid down and coughed, and coughed and coughed.....for 4 hours. After sleeping for a few hours I was up again with that same stomach issue. I made it to the bathroom. Thankfully I did get some more sleep that morning. 
I have to weigh myself every morning and usually I've been loosing weight....but after today I saw that I had gained 8# in two days...not good....most likely I am retaining water. I took an extra water pill....and they work! Hopefully I'll be able to walk up the stairs tonight without being so out of breath. The last several days I've been coughing more and have been more short of breath.
This afternoon I had another coughing spell and ended up using the waste basket to throw up in. I cough so hard that I just can't help it. I think it could be my lungs. I hope this is not the new normal.
 Guess who'll be sleeping with  bucket by her bed?
This is not fun..........not knowing what to expect each day. 
I am afraid to go upstairs and lay down.


  1. I'm so sorry, I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. I am just starting this journey called cancer, found out last week I have kidney cancer. Lots to absorb. Praying for you.

  2. God Bless You. So sorry you are having to go through all of this. Always remembering you in my prayers. Hope you feel better soon.

  3. aaaggghhhh! (and you know why!) I need to talk to my Dr. again, I got to quit being sick! Hey I also thought K was going to pit your bed down in the other room for you.

  4. Please call your doctor. It may be time for another thoracentesis.

  5. Linda, I agree with your DR. They should inform you of the things you will be going this one? I sat on my porch yesterday afternoon and prayer for you. You are in my daily prayers. Get some plastic bags near wherever you will sit...just in case. Or buckets here and there. Be strong in your faith Linda. We care for you. Blessings, love you, xoxo, Susie

  6. Really sorry to hear. Sending extra prayers.

  7. I hope you are feeling better today.
    You don't need to apologize for not bringing your humor to your post.
    Hopefully you can get some relief and have a better day.
    Love & prayers to you, Monica

  8. Maybe a call to the doctor to see if you can take something to help with that coughing...

  9. Praying thru with you! I pray that today will be a good one and hopefully no need for the bucket! HUGS and PRAYERS coming your way!

  10. Hugs... you are ever in my thoughts

  11. Hugs... you are ever in my thoughts