My pain level has definitely been a lot better than last weekend, I was even able to skip the pain medication for most of the day today! I wish I could say the same for my stamina level. I spent all day Saturday either on the couch or in bed. I even ventured out to Target. Unfortunately, I was unable to do much of anything else for the rest of the weekend.
Today was my first day back at school with teaching obligations. Thankfully it was my "easiest" schedule. My classes started at 12:24, so there was no pressure to get up early and sit in traffic to get in earlier. I made it through my entire teaching schedule and was able to drive myself home. have to admit, I was completely and utterly exhausted when I got home. All I did was change into my pajamas and lay on the couch until it was "time" to go to bed. I can only assume that I will remain this tired as the treatments continue. I did some guided meditation before I turned off the light in the bedroom, and played some relaxing music until I fell asleep. I was able to stay asleep until a headache woke me up at 3:32. Instead of taking a Ativan, I took a Norco, and went right back to sleep.
I have been completely open with my students about my diagnosis. I explained to them that if they had something going on in their lives that was effecting their schoolwork, I would hope they had someone in our building they would feel comfortable sharing with. So my reason for sharing with them is because my treatments will keep me out of the building on Fridays, because sometimes I "lose" my words when I am speaking, I will most likely lose my hair, and sometimes I need to sit down instead of stand up while I am teaching.
I was able to sleep until 7:15 this morning, A lot later than I usually sleep. Things were a bit more rushed around the house, since my teaching obligations began at 10:09 today. Tuesdays and Thursdays are my toughest teaching days; it's just the way our block schedule works out. I was anticipating being too tired to drive home today, so I packed a bag with a change of clothes, toiletries and one day's worth of medication to leave in my car. I have already spoken to some of my colleagues about possibly needing a place to crash at some point during my treatment, so I have a few people who's couch I can crash on if I need to. Tomorrow is a short day; I don't need to be in front of a class until 11:22. Maybe I will be lucky enough to sleep in again tomorrow.