Lately the steroid hot flashes have woken me up suddenly, but this morning it happened much more gradually. I have been asleep with one brief interruption since about 9 last night, so this is very good. I am going to try to sneak back for an hour or two.
This means I will definitely make lunch with my sister Grace and my mother later today. I am going to put a little oil of bergamot on my ankles. Grace gets really bad hot flashes and has for years. When it happened to me briefly I went to the health food store and asked if they had anything. They suggested oil of bergamot. I was familiar with it as an ingredient in Earl Grey tea....not my fav. I am an Irish Breakfast girl - surprise. Anyway, putting a few drops on your ankle before sleeping is supposed to help. It did help me and I put it away when the problem stopped. I gave some to Grace. It helped but did not solve her problem. She developed a dark spot on her ankles from it. Now that the hot flashes are back, I keep forgetting to use it....surprise! I am forgetting everything.
Anyway, I just put some on and gargled with Listerine. Jen is a little under the weather and with my depressed white blood cell count, I am very nervous.
So, it's back to bed and later....lunch at Harrison's Roast Beef!
Among other things, we will toast that I have only 3 days worth of Revlimid this cycle. Tuesday morning I will be totally drug-free until the 30th! I almost have this months trips worked out. I want to visit friends in Miami & see South Beach. Then a possible train ride to the West Coast of Florida where there will be a lunch with Navy blogger "Chaotic Synaptic Activity - It's Not Random, It's Chaos". Then it's on to Kansas where I will stay with the Master and Mistress of the Castle Argghhh!!!
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