11 inches of fresh snow fell between Sunday and Monday! I awoke this morning snow falling again and I am just beyond tired of it as most of us who live here are. While the rest of the world plants flowers and decorates for spring, the only thing with "green" that would be appropriate around here may be putting up the Christmas tree.
I am hanging in there with my new lower dose of Xeloda. I still struggle with nausea and a bloated and distended stomach which I've heard is common. Fatigue has crept in as well. Most days I am in bed by late afternoon, early evening.
But I am at dose 8 out of 14- I am over half way there and if it doesn't build up any more than this, I think I can do this. We'll see when or if the cracking of the skin on the hands and feet begins and go from there. But I remain encouraged.
My brother came to visit last week. I am so grateful. He has actively helped me, help my mother. We are in the midst of making sure we are taking the very best care of her that we can, and trying to have a plan in place for if or when she may need more help.
We also had Family Fun Night at Colton's school, and I yielded to sprite and my pillow that night. But Saturday night we had Nolan's hockey party and I wouldn't miss that for anything.
So I am learning to give in at times and rest, while pushing through at other times and finding I can manage somewhat.
I have a few more vacation photos. Jim, Rick, the boys and I spent a cool afternoon at The Aquarium and Broadway at the Beach, in Myrtle Beach. For everyone who has so generously given to us so we could enjoy our vacation- I assure you we all did- and these are some of the things we did with the boys.
I took a short video shortly after we first arrived at the beach. The shouts of excitement are from Colton. The waves are chasing him and he is trying to outrun them. The sound of unadulterated joy in his voice is priceless to me.