Wow, guess what I just did for the first time in a billion months!!! I went to the gym!! I did the elliptical for 20 minutes, and didn't want to have a heart attack, so that's all I did. But still, I'm soaked in sweat and I'm feeling pretty good. I think I could get into a habit of going. I have to figure out what the off time is at the gym at my apartment complex, it's pretty small so it seems like it's always busy. It bet I would get back in shape in no time if I went for like 30 minutes every day or so, of course, I'm getting ahead of myself, but it would be nice to get into a routine. I'm going to do some googling when I'm done with this post- but if you know the answer please share -- you know how the machines tell you your target heart rate? Well it said something like 127 for me, but I was between 170-180, is that good or bad? It freaked me out to have it so much higher than my target, so I'm confused.
I had my CT and PET scans yesterday - I was at the hospital from 9:30am until about 3:30pm, loooong day of no eating! My arms a little painful now from the IVs. The PET scan guy (who is super cute and we're totally getting married) who never has a problem doing my IV, and of course right after we were talking about how he never has a problem, HAD a problem! Ha. He was fishing around in my left arm and couldn't get the IV in, so he took it out and tried the right, which he got. Now the left one is painful -- sad lamb. After my scans I went back to my apartment to eat and settle my stomach, the CT scan barium stuff always gives me an upset stomach - oh and they switched from OJ to vanilla smoothies, which is a little better, but still yucky! After I got semi back to normal I went and hung out with Meg for a little while, then came back here and was totally exhausted! I was in bed by 11, which is pretty early for me. I was supposed to hang out with Nicole today, so I set my alarm for 10:30am and couldn't get myself out of bed. My plans fell thru, so I took a 5 hour nap this afternoon! Another reason I thought it was a good idea to hit the gym :)
Oh and how hilllarious is this, someone posted on the Lymphoma board that there is an online dating site for people with cancer - I totally blogged about how there should be one months ago, but was totally kidding. So anywho, it's called C is for Cupid. I played around on it the other day, which meant I had to set up a profile, but there were only about 5 people on it. Still it entertained me for an hour or so, so it was worth it. As fucked up as this sounds, I don't think I would ever want to marry someone that had cancer as well, I feel like that would give our kids even more of a chance to get cancer. I mean don't get me wrong, if I fall head over heels for a guy that had cancer, oh well, but still I don't think I would go looking for one. Still it would be great to have someone understand what I went thru.
Well I really need to shower because I can't stop sweating (thanks cancer!!). Chemopalooza is coming up soon, if you have any ideas for me, please let me know. Or if I forgot to invite you, let me know :)