Yes, that seems newsworthy to me! Last week a new diabetes drug was added to my "cocktail" and it seemed to take a lot out of me. Eating remains difficult for me because of an extreme lack of appetite. Additionally, most foods are just not enjoyable to eat. Therefore, I have a quandary ... I feel bad so I don't eat. I don't eat so I feel bad! It's a vicious cycle.
At the same time, it appeared that I had a cold of some sort. Runny nose and overall malaise settled in hard. I spent last weekend in rest, sleeping up to ten hours at night and two hours in the daytime.
As the week went on, I began to feel better and the naptimes became shorter. Yesterday, only 45 minutes and today, none! Maybe all this is behind me! I'm back to exercising every day and the California weather has allowed me to take walks outdoors with temps in the 70s. My kind of sunshine!
I'm getting better at planning meals and having easy to eat foods on hand. Cheese sticks are my friends! Today, I also made some egg bake muffins (see photo) so that I would have a high protein and high calorie food readily available. Nuts and protein bars (no sugar) remain faithful standbys as well. My glucose numbers seem to be much more consistent now, so I guess the new drug is helping. My stomach is hurting less as I am now also taking a prescription strength antacid.
Tomorrow (Thursday, January 16) will find me back in San Francisco for my weekly check-in and for my first scans since starting the clinical trial. We are all cautiously optimistic due to the drop in tumor markers, but the scans will be more informative. I'll get the results on Tuesday, the 21st.
English corner for the visiting scholars from China starts up again on Friday! I'm very excited about this as I've missed everyone. We've moved our location off the Stanford campus in hopes of having a more consistent place to meet. (If anyone wants to join us, we'll be at the McDonalds at Page Mill/El Camino on Fridays from 10 - 12.)
Rachel got her wisdom teeth out this week and is a puffy faced teen. She is such a trooper, though, and hasn't complained much. She's feeling reasonably well, but will most likely stay home from school another day.
Michael is doing well, progressing in school and staying true to the course. He is loving his indoor soccer league, especially now that they've won a game! However, even before the last game, his words were, "It doesn't really matter if we win ... I just really enjoy playing!" I love that kind of attitude. I know he tries his best and that's what matters.
We enjoyed celebrating Art's birthday last week. We are grateful for his steady presence in our lives and his faithfulness in loving us and caring for us.
I'm still slogging through the book of Numbers in my Bible writing project. Six chapters to go and then it's on to Deuteronomy!
May God's grace and peace be with us all as we continue in our journeys.