Glad It’s Not Me

by on February 13, 2012

My husband has been sick for the past few days: sore throat, runny nose, low grade fever, congestion. This is as sick as I think I have ever seen him. He doesn’t usually get sick. Thankfully (insert knocking on wood), I am feeling just fine. Which I think is just another testament to my awesome immune system :-) I truly feel bad that he has been feeling so sick and I am very happy that he is finally on the mend.

Now, I don’t intend this to sound mean at all, but I keep thinking that I am glad it’s not me. I absolutely hate being sick. I have so much compassion for people who have chronic illnesses and spend many of their days not feeling well. I felt that even more so when I was going through chemo. Many days, especially during the first four rounds (thanks red devil), I felt like crap. Run down, exhausted, a hint of a sore throat. You know that feeling you have when you’re coming down with something? I felt that way most of the time, due to the fact that my white blood cell count was in the crapper (no white blood cells = no immunity). It was worse knowing I was being made to feel that way on purpose. But it was all for the greater good, right?

Don’t worry, I got through it by complaining my little heart out to my husband and my family (thanks for listening, guys!). :-p

So hubby is feeling better (yay!) and I am happy to report I am doing just fine. I had my first appointment with my oncologist since I finished chemo and it went great. She basically told me that I am a survivor and to let me know if I have any weird symptoms that are out of the norm and see ya later. That is exactly the kind of appointment I wanted. Now, there is the matter of me getting my prescription for Tamoxifen (that I have yet to pick up) but I won’t let that dampen the positive spirit of this post.

Oh, and if you like dogs and aren’t annoyed by the voice that I use to talk to my dogs, I posted two more short videos from this weekend. Nothing groundbreaking here, just my dogs running around and being cute. I took them from my iPhone and the orientation is messed up on one of them (sorry about that).

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Miya Goodrich-Phillips February 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Thinking of you, Kasi! Glad your appointment went well, :) And I’m glad your hubby is feeling better! We need a phone date soon! ps The new dose of Tamoxifen is not too bad if I take half in the morning, half in the evening. Thought you should know, :) XOXO

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Kasi February 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Thank you, Miya! Definitely phone date soon! I still haven’t picked up my prescription :-( I was thinking about starting off with just 10 mg for a week or so and then doing what you’re doing, half in the morning and half at night. I’m so nervous to start! Talk soon, girlie! <3 xxxooo

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