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I am so glad you are here! Welcome to the party. On Monday I ended the out of state commuting to my radiation treatments by temporarily moving to Reno, Nevada. I have the boys with me, and my husband is back at our California home, and back to work. Today I am sharing a few pics from our temporary location. I already miss our mountain life in Northern, California. The good news is, being away from home is making it easier for me to take it easy.
Before radiation I was getting 5.5 miles in at the gym daily. I am still going to the gym everyday, luckily there is one small gym here at the hotel, however I am already finding my endurance slipping. Besides fatigue, I am experiencing a few more side effects, occasional upset stomach, redness, feeling bruised, and a salty taste in my mouth. I lost 5.5 pounds in one week, I guess there are some perks to cancer, hardy har har. I am also noticing my right ta-ta being treated is feeling heavy and firm. This wouldn't be a bad thing, if it was balanced out on the other side. I am also a tiny bit concerned about never being able to wear thinner tops, how to put this, it looks like I am really cold on my right side, but I am not. I would tape the dang thing down, if it wasn't so red and tender. Maybe my girls that have had radiation before can let me know if this goes away with time. I also sweat profusely on my right side. I might be a hot mess, but I am a lucky hot mess, who is doing great, has lots to be thankful for, and who appreciates all the love you have given her.
So the blog and the shop are both accessible to me while I stay 3 weeks in Reno. I brought a small trunk with my shop items, and packaging material, as well as my computer and printer. My husband told me I should close my shop and rest, but in my crazy mind, that made me feel like cancer would be scoring, and this will be a shutout victory for me. I did rationalize, and agree not to take any custom orders for jewelry or perfume while I am away. I do love my shop, and enjoy packaging orders, so it's been something to look forward to each day.
My temporary kitchen. Luckily for me, I am use to a small kitchen. The hotel offers a free hot breakfast, which is awesome. I feel a little spoiled not having to cook every meal for us.
What we have been doing lots of is swimming, or at least the boys have. The pool is way to cold for this chicken.
The pretty scarf is hiding an ugly sticker on my chest that looks like a target. They let me opt out of a 4th permanent tattoo, but the sticker was mandatory. It makes it easy for them to set up the radiation treatment each day, localizing the area treated. Without it they would have to spend additional time each visit setting me up. The pretty infinity scarf is an ombre pink, in silk, so it's nice and light. I won the scarf from Eat Drink And Be Mary by Coca Lily Boutique!
The bathroom, and yes that's Mr. Fluffington underneath. My husband and the boys keep calling him Steve. I must admit, it dose seem to fit him. For such a tiny little thing, he has some mad hops. See that tub, yes he jumped into it twice already. He is potty trained, so we can let him out of his cage, and he hops back in it when he needs his litter box. He is hopping so much, I am keeping an eye on the toilet seat, don't want my sweetie to drown.
You are free Steve, I mean Mr. Fluffington!
Now for some fabulous features:
Mango Avocado Salsa shared by Eazy Peazy Mealz.
Stuffed Poblanos shared by Life Away From The Office Chair.
White Clam Pizza Recipe shared by Upstate Ramblings.
Before And After Metal Ice Cream Chairs shared by Beckwith's Treasures.
Now it's time to party!