It's Friday and I'm hanging in there, but I haven't been sleeping very well these past two nights. I woke up with a sore throat both yesterday and today, but I think it might be my allergies kicking up because of the ceiling fan. Unfortunately, I still get awful hot flashes at night so I need the fan to keep me cool. The hot flashes are worse while I'm wearing the fanny pack (last week) so I'm not suffering nearly as much. I woke up several times last week drenched from sweat. Now I'm just not sleeping very well. I was also really achy yesterday but that could be from the shots and working out with my trainer. I've been trying to work out once a week on my two good weeks - right before chemo and the day after just to build some strength. I had no problems working out after chemo, except for these last two cycles I ended up really sore across my back and chest. At least I'm done with chemo and in about 10 days I will be done with my shots!
I was able to make Kate & Luke's farewell dinner last night, although I wasn't so sure earlier in the day if I could go since I wasn't feeling 100%. Kate and Luke are Jaycees and they're moving to Pennsylvania so Luke can go to seminary school to become a minister. I'm going to miss both of them and I'm sad to see them go. Luke's going to make an awesome minister and I wish him the best. It's too bad he hasn't graduated already because my pastor is moving to California in August and Luke would be a good replacement.
I've got to head to NIH today for my bi-weekly phlebotomy visit. I've actually got to get moving because I want to get there before all the good people go to lunch. I'll keep posting throughout the weekend - keep your fingers crossed and those prayers up that I'm still here.