Sunday, October 07, 2007

Early Thanksgiving dinner

We went to Ian's parent's house for Thanksgiving today and got to eat very yummy turkey and pumpkin pie (as well as stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, and other sides). We're both quite full after gobbling all of that food. :)

You know how we're trying to lose weight? Well, I've lost 4 pounds in the last week but the software indicates that I'm only 1500 calories under what I should be eating to lose 16 pounds in a year. I don't feel hungry at all - and I occasionally even feel stuffed - but the weight seems to be melting off just now. Not that I mind :) I would like it come off just a little bit more slowly, though.

I'm very tired these days, partly because I haven't been sleeping well. It takes me a couple of hours to get fully to sleep and until then, I sleep very lightly and am awake a lot. Part of this is the pain which is up a bit. Part of this is also that I'm worrying, and I should take some anti-anxiety meds - but the only thing I have is the clonazepam which knocks me out completely. I'll go and see my doctor this week to see if he'll give me something milder like Ativan.

Why am I worried? Well, my tumour markers were up ever so slightly the last two times we took them, and I go in to do the bloodwork on Tuesday. I've been feeling a bit nauseous quite a lot lately and I've got funny aches on my right abdomen just behind and below the rib cage. So I'm worried - although I'm sure that I've got no real reason to be and that I'm just being a worrywart. Realistically, even if I have got a reason to worry, worrying won't do any good at all because it won't change the outcome of the test. I should be practicing belly-breathing or something instead of worrying :)

Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!

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