One day at a time

May 20, 2013 in Lymphoma by Reta Reed

Jeff had a really good day yesterday. He built three computers (granted not a terribly strenuous task, but takes energy nonetheless), was up and about and didn’t nap much at all. He could even talk on the phone without huffing and puffing. Today… notsomuch. He’s terribly nauseated – not to the point (yet) of tossing the cookies, but really doesn’t feel great. It hit him after he ate some homemade breakfast taquitos this morning 😛  When I got home from work, he was lying on the couch and trying not to move, lest he trigger an eruption. I called Dr Oommen who said we could piggyback the anti-nausea meds, so he is now sipping something fizzy to help him burp, but still trying not to move much.

It is just not our norm to not be able to make plans for next week, this weekend, or even tomorrow. I try to remind Jeff to just take it one day at a time. Today is a bright neon reminder that one day is no indication of what the next will bring. Dr. Oommen has told us that with time his body will settle down and it will get easier. That’s a relief!

I’m not experiencing what Jeff is, but it’s still tough to see a loved one miserable and know there’s not much you can do about it. I can make phone calls to the doctor and fetch medicine, but I still feel useless. There’s not even any hair to hold out of the way if he pukes!