Oh well I thought, maybe Iam getting sick. I didn’t feel so great last night. I dug through the junk drawer (yes I have one) looking for the thermometer to take my temp. I found it, and after wiping it off, I stuck it under my tongue, and went about making my cup of coffee. My single cup… which I have been indulging myself . I don’t particularly feel bad, but wow it is hot in here.
I took the dogs out, and left my coat inside. This is supposedly the coldest day this winter, about 38. I feel quite comfortable. The dogs hurry back in, and Mimzy dives under her blanket.
The thermometer says 97.8. Well I don’t have a fever. I drink half the cup of coffee and realize quite quickly, that this is a mistake. What the hell, I must be 105 degrees by now. I get out an ice pack and put it on top of my head and then it dawns on me. This is a hot flash. The side effects of Arimidex, I assume. I haven’t had a hot flash in fifteen years.
Well, thank God it didn’t last to long, about an hour and a half. I hope this is not a regular occurrence. So I decide to check everything this morning, blood sugar 138 – not bad for me, blood pressure…oh oh…155/63…..am I coming to a stop or is that to high? Usually that is 130/73 like clockwork.
I have a nice healthy breakfast, with extra protein powder and forgo any more coffee, and choose juice instead…four ounces only, orange with extra calcium. Then I proceed to take all my pills, vitamins, wait 20 minutes and follow it up with a tums because I feel like a bloated goat looks.
All is well in the world of recovery. (I think). Now its time to exercise and get into reading my school stuff. I have to hookup a camera on this computer, so my instructor can see me when he calls. I am going to have to change, and get dressed early every day now! Can’t have professor peaking in and seeing me in jammies with hair standing on end! Maybe I can point the camera upward?