This cough has really been dragging me down. I was hoping that once I finished my treatments, I would be gaining my energy back and going forward into my new season. I had to cancel my celebration party due to my cough and chest tightness. I joined the Well Fit program for cancer patients and survivors and hoped to go more often, but I have been ill this week. I went twice and it wore me out.
So basically, I do what I need to do and then I have to go home and rest. I did pick up another client that had started on Thursday evening and ended this morning (Sunday morning). It was pretty easy. I just went to close up the chicken coop when they headed into their house in the evening and then in the morning, I went to let them out. I went in to check on the cats and was just leaving them in and was only required to clean their litter box once on Saturday. I cleaned it daily anyway just because I think it was best to do that. On Friday morning though one of the cats bolted out the door when I went to go into the house. I could not get him to come back in with any amount of bribing. When I would approach him, he ran off never to be seen the rest of the day. He did finally decide to trust me on Saturday evening, and came in and I rewarded him with some tuna. That assignment was taking care of three cats and five chickens. The chickens were great. They would follow me around like I was the mother hen. They were beautiful birds.
I start physical therapy tomorrow for my slipped disk. I hope this thing heals quickly. I must admit though. It isn’t hurting like it did a month ago. I really want to go to the gym to strengthen my core muscles so I can prevent any possibility of surgery.
This week I also got a note from my Oncologist requesting that I get a mammogram to check my other breast to make sure I don’t have anything going on there. Maybe she will give me the ok to remove this medi-port in my chest. It would be nice to get rid of it and not have this ugly bulge on my chest. I think I will wait and have it removed when I have my reconstructive surgery this summer or in the fall. In the mean time I still have to go once a month and have it flushed to keep it patent.
This week was a prayer and fasting week for our church and multiple churches actually. I was not able to participate in the prayer meetings because of my cough and cold, but prayed at home. I missed church twice in a row, but I was not feeling up to going and stayed home resting. I pretty much did nothing but either slept a little or read. I finished two books very quickly. I went to do my dog jobs and would come home and rest. I didn’t have enough energy to do much else.
Tomorrow is a very busy day. Pete said he would help me with our bird client, Tango. They love each other, so that is fine. I go to physical therapy, then go to the gym for the Well Fit program, and then meet up with a client to pick up a key to take care of her dogs this week. A returning client. I love her dogs. They are wonderful. One of them is crazy, but I had crazy dogs when they were alive. Then I run by one client’s house to pick up my check. I will probably be ready to rest. I hope I have the energy tomorrow to do all this, because today I was actually dizzy and felt weak.
I think it will be good to get out of the house regardless. If I am fatigued, I will just rest when I get home.
Wednesday is going to be the busiest day of my week. I have three clients to see with one of them going three times in one day, the Well Fit program, picking up Bert to take care of him for a few days and start an evening class at the church called Financial Peace University. I will be dashing about all over the place. Happy stuff at least.