So far the side effects after the 3rd chemo infusion have been MUCH better than the last round. I even managed to avoid a 24 hour fever that Jonathan picked up. Whew! The main problems continue to be a sore throat/horrible taste in my mouth and mild neuropathy that comes and goes. But no nausea and debilitating fatigue so I’ll take it.
Things continue to be a bit quiet on the blogging front because I am not currently in a place where I’m being extremely introspective. I still read and give myself space to journal. But in general, I’ve been content to just sit and let my body and mind rest. I needed a week where I didn’t have to go anywhere, do anything, talk to anyone, think about anything in particular. I watched movies when I wanted to and took naps when I needed to it was great. And actually this freedom inspired me to break out my jewelry making stuff and create. Fortunately the neuropathy was never bad enough to prevent me from working with my tools.
I have a 3 drawer chest full of an assortment of beads, wire, clasps, pendants (you get the idea) but it’s difficult for me to be inspired by materials I’ve had for years. However, I’ve given myself the challenge to use up the materials I already have before I can purchase anything new. I needed to impose this challenge because I used to have a bad habit of buying things I liked but never actually used them…any other crafters out there will understand. 🙂
But since I don’t have much to say right now I thought I’d show you what I’ve created: