All things under the sun
Services for Russ will be Sunday, July 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Southside Church of Christ in Terre Haute.
I know my mother-in-law would appreciate cards. Send them to:
4425 S. 10th St.
Terre Haute, IN 47802.
They have asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Southside. I have a different request to make. If you would like to make a donation, please consider sending Jan a gift card. This is nothing she would ever think to ask and don’t tell her I suggested it (she doesn’t read my blog), but she could certainly use it. She shops for groceries at Wal-mart, so a Wal-mart gift card is an excellent choice. One of those Visa/Mastercard gift cards that can be spent like cash is another idea. You have heard of senior citizens on a limited income? She’s on a negative limited income. Troy and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
I’m feeling better today. Little better yesterday, little better today. Looking forward to more improvements tomorrow.
What made this week worse was the inner ear infection. Actually, infection is the wrong word – it’s an inner ear inflammation called labyrinthitis. This isn’t the same thing as an ear infection. It doesn’t hurt like earaches hurt in kids. You don’t get a fever. It’s the inner ear, which helps control your balance. What happens is that you are dizzy to the point of falling down or throwing up! Also, sometimes, I would roll over in bed and have some outrageous ringing in my ears. But the falling down and throwing up was the really fun part.
It was probably not related to chemo, but some drugs can cause labryinthitis as a side effect. The symptoms will be around off and on for 3-8 weeks if it was viral or bacterial. Yesterday, I hardly felt them. Today, I’ve only had the slightest “off-balance” moments. It’s hard to tell whether that’s my ears or my feet. My feet are also numb from chemo. Your feet also contribute to balance. I’m all out of whack. I am feeling tons better than I was a week ago, though.
I’ve been fighting really high anxiety and nightmares since about Wednesday. I can’t tell if this is from the drugs I’ve had to take or just my highly anxious life.
My brother will find out on Tuesday whether he will be having surgery. If he does have to have surgery, it will be Wednesday or Thursday at St. V’s.
I need to scoot. It is after 10 p.m. and my daughter is not only up, she is still in the bathtub. Daylight savings time is a crock.