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May 16, 2005

Popping Cancer Update: The Bad Day

Forgive me for not showing up today. Today was the bad day.

I have fluid in my left lung. This makes it hard for me to sleep and I sound like a vacuum cleaner when I try to breathe while in the bed. This in turn makes me tired from not sleeping, which of course makes me more sick, and on and on. I took a pill yesterday that was supposed to help, but the furnace kicked off last night so the cold air did me more harm than good. I'm not fond of the idea of a needle in my lungs to drain fluid.

Add to that the miracle of joint pain. The drugs they gave me Wednesday are apparently working overtime because everything hurts. I want to lay in bed and moan, but again with the breathing. So I've alternated 45 minute spurts of sleep/rest with hobbling to my chair in pain for as long as I can stand to sit there.

I could use a good night's sleep. Whatever you can do to help with that would be greatly appreciated - prayer, power crystals, good mojo, fine intentions, passing thoughts - I'll take what I can get.

Mostly, I just wanted to let you know I'm here, I'm just suffering right now, which I guess is part and parcel of having cancer sometimes. It is the work I must do, and there's not enough Advil in the world to get the job done.

Posted by Dan at May 16, 2005 07:18 PM

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Definitely praying for you.

Posted by: Brooks at May 16, 2005 08:22 PM

Thinking of you.

Posted by: red at May 16, 2005 08:49 PM

What happened to the Nyquil?

Posted by: Ara at May 17, 2005 07:19 AM

Ara, Nyquil doesn't work, other than to maybe make me tired enough to sleep for an hour or so, then I wake up to the symphony of chest rattling.

Vicks expectorant worked to stop the rattling this morning. We're going for more. Maybe it will work!

Posted by: Dan at May 17, 2005 07:58 AM

All of my karma, prayers, crystals, etc are with you each and every day more now than ever.

Posted by: Carla at May 17, 2005 08:53 AM

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