All I can Do is Smile

Would you rather…

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… be so constipated that you poop a couple of deer pellets every 4 days or be so nauseous that any position besides horizontal will do?

Tough choice, huh?

Side note: That link does NOT go to a photo of poop, rather a podcast that talks about the Bristol Stool Scale and other interesting poop facts. Since, you know, we talk a lot about poop over here.

This off week hasn’t been the best. The compounding effects of chemo are making themselves known, as always, with nausea. Frustratingly, zofran (my anti-nausea medication of choice) can, and does, cause constipation. I did not consider this when I increased my dosage intake. The marijuana continues to help, but my favorite candy can sometimes leave my head a bit too foggy for my liking. It’s a constant balancing act. And, one with a moving target.

Of course, like a computer that works when the IT guy shows up, after an email exchange with the doc yesterday in which we were considering alternative routes, my body decided it was finally ready to empty.

So, I’m feeling MUCH better today and have had enough energy to putter around the house as well as complete a couple projects for work.

Speaking of work, I CANNOT wait to be back. Truly. We’ve hired a bunch of new people, opened a 2nd office in Austin, and the event season kicks off next month. I’m happy to be completing project-based work while I get through this, but I am anxious to be fully in the mix.

Round 4 starts early next week (Tuesday instead of Wednesday) and I have a few things to look forward to, including a spa day with one of my girlfriends & my BFF coming into town. (Hurray!) That will make the suck of next week sting a little less.

Happy Friday to all, and to all a great weekend!

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5 thoughts on “Would you rather…

  1. Have an amazing weekend I think of you every day your stories inspire me to enjoy life and be thankful for smiling faces like yours…

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  2. Our family does talk shit, don’t they? I’m just glad to hear that everything is coming out all right. 😀 ❤

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  3. Yes!! Congrats on competing a long over due empty-ing!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Thinking of you often Jess. You should write a book! The way that you can chronicle this with so much candor and humor is incredible! You got skills girl!

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