Yeah! Another week down, 10 to go. Again, the treatment day was uneventful. A lion joined me for the day, we hung out and caught up on each other’s lives. I love that I get to use these treatment days to spend with friends and make the most of our time together. I was also surrounded by my PEO sisters and their loving support. Thanks to them I have a lovely Pashmina and warm fuzzy socks to brighten up the infusion room.
This week was much like the first week, but the infusion time was reduced by 30 minutes. I was feeling ok when I got home and had lunch. Unfortunately, I learned a valuable lesson, do not sit on the couch after having lunch on infusion day. I started to feel overwhelming fatigue. By 3pm I got out and went for a good long walk and felt tremendously better. Like the previous week, I only slept about 4 hours that night, and woke up on Wednesday feeling good. I am learning that is the steroids talking.
Wednesday I went to my first ever acupuncture appointment. I am beginning to believe in mysticism. If you recall, I was diagnosed on my mom’s birthday, I was able to attend Hamilton a year early in January on my dad’s birthday. Well when I walked into the treatment room at the acupuncturist the only thing hanging on the wall was a sign that said “Live, Laugh, Love”. This is the phrase that is on my dad’s tomb stone. I still get chills thinking about it.
The acupuncture was amazing. I highly recommend it for what ails you. I received the detox treatment which was needles in strategic points all over my body. I then lay there for about 45 minutes. Through out that time, I had my eyes closed and tried to empty my mind and just feel. What I felt was points of pain intermittently in different parts of my body and then tingling sensations, culminating in an overall tingling sensation over my whole body. Afterwards I was very relaxed and felt like I was floating the rest of the day. Apparently, I am very receptive. The good feeling carried over to Thursday as well.
Thursdays are turning into my challenging days. This is when I get the funky stomach and if I do not pay attention to ingesting food and water throughout the day I get lightheaded and feel like I will faint. This week because I planned and made myself drink and eat at 2 – 3-hour intervals I was able to manage it and have a very fun productive day. I friend invited me to attend a concert at the Kimmel Center to see the Danish Quartet. It was an amazing concert. I am so grateful I was asked and able to attend.
Stay tuned for the next Sign Up Genius. The May treatment schedule was given to me, and I would be grateful for those that want to spend treatment days with me.