The past week has flown by so quickly. I slept so much of the week away that I don't remember most of it. I was so exhausted that returning phone calls or responding to text messages or even using my brain at all required too much energy. I was asked the other day what the usual symptoms are right after treatment and I couldn't answer. Everything is starting to blur together. I think there was one day where the nausea was really bad and obviously fatigue was the side effect I experienced the most last week. It was starting to worry me a little bit because napping during the day and then sleeping for 12 hours at night is not normal for me. But then again, none of this is normal.
Yesterday I woke up at 6 am feeling wonderful...like an extraordinary kind of wonderful. I felt energy and joy the moment I opened my eyes. I love waking up early when the house is quiet and I can have that time just to myself. When the kids woke up, I fed them breakfast and got the boys ready for soccer camp. We left half an hour early so I stopped to get coffee on the way to soccer camp. While waiting for me latte, I ran into my sister's friend who is running a volleyball camp this week. She told me to bring Daphne for the rest of the week free of charge. I was super excited about this because Daphne has talked about playing volleyball since she was 2 years old. She thinks it's a girl sport. She says she doesn't want to play basketball or soccer because those are boy sports. So, I dropped the boys off at soccer camp and then took Daphne to volleyball camp. As I was driving away after dropping Daphne off, I totally started to get teary eyed. It felt like a normal healthy morning and I was so grateful for one morning of being a normal mom. I started to think about how extreme the turn around was from the day before. What a gift it is to wake up filled with joy. God has truly blessed me.
Today I am feeling pretty good again. Not as great as yesterday but still good. I think I over did it a little bit yesterday. After taking the kids to camp I made a trip to Target to get school supplies. I spent two hours trying to figure out what to get. I had three lists: kindergarten, second grade and third grade. They are so specific with those stinkin' lists! 10 pack of washable crayola broad line markers. Target carries an 8 pack of washable crayola broad line markers or a 10 pack of (unwashable) crayola broad line markers. The lists were filled with items that left me completely confused. It's funny how the little things can feel so overwhelming.