Exhaustion: The Good and Bad

“You gotta keep your head up!” Andy Grammer

It is very disheartening to hear that you are incurable but I will keep going. I am almost done with my first of four rounds of chemo. The chemo is really kicking my butt, I am exhausted all the time and now losing my hair. This Sunday I get to take a week off the chemo so hope I regain some energy before going on it again. I got an electric wheelchair and a hospital bed to try to make daily life easier.

Friday the family travelled to RI to the yearly get-together with friends and family at the lake house. It was a lot of fun but I wish I could have done more. I missed paddle boarding and kayaking with everyone. It was fun to float around in a tube in the water once they figured out the best way to wedge me in. I really enjoyed the donut cake from Allie’s Donuts.IMG_2336 IMG_2337  IMG_2330 Also made sure to get Aunt Carrie’s clam cakes and NY system wienies. I used my facial and massage gift certificate that I won at the south county relay for life. It was awesome and I am now a fan of the spa concept and look forward to a pedicure.

It was nice floating around on Sunday with my young cousin Bridget and playing cards with Sloan and Vivian. I really appreciated the attention all the young visitors gave me.

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Even though this chemo is tiring me out because my doctor said “maybe one of these treatments is Nathan’s answer, if this treatment does not do the trick we have a couple others lined up.


9 thoughts on “Exhaustion: The Good and Bad”

  1. Just said our evening prayers and Bridget was asking when she could play with you in the lake again. She is working on a picture to send you, too!

    Sending strength and healing thoughts!


  2. Nathan, it was so good seeing you Sunday. I know you tire quickly and my munchkins are a lot to handle. I love you dearly and hope to see you again before summer’s end!


  3. Nathan
    We had such a nice time spending time with you, mom, dad and Hannah! You are fiercely strong and we love you so very much! 😉 Mary Manny & Morgan


  4. Nathan
    Those are wonderful pictures you put up. I’m glad you had a good time. Stay strong and brave. We are all thinking about you!!


  5. Nathan – Great pictures and looks like you had some fun! We think of you every day. Keep the faith! Always in our prayers.
    The Hopwood Family


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