Don't you know it is a mother who gives sound advice.
I called my mom (soccer gram as you know her) to let her know that I could have an MRI done by Wednesday to check out this left side localized headache pain. I was to call Dr. Needles office this morning if the odd pain was still occuring. At 6 pm last night I took two tylenol to see if it would help. After about an hour it helped in keeping it away. Went to bed at 9 pm.
Mom gave her advice . . . "I think you are over doing it." In my defense I said that I needed to run a household and what was I to do? I need to feed them dinner. She suggested that I take time to lay down while Stuart takes his nap. I said that naptime is the only time I have in making dinner. She then suggested I consider making dinner while the older two are doing their homework. That suggestion would be great except for a toddler who tries to escape to the outside world lately to play ball. I also don't want to use videos for a babysitter. He doesn't want to sit that long anyway. Cole needs help with his homework still as well. So I need to sit with him to listen to him read and help as needed with math or spelling.
I confessed to her (with hesitation telling you) that I have felt overwhelmed lately with all the responsibilities of the home especially meals. It is hard to plan a healthy diet restricting pork, most red meat and soy (due to Cole). I have started to keep a list of what we are going to eat. The list has helped in the past two days. I never have felt overwhelmed by the daily tasks of life in the home. I guess it could be my lack of concentration or something. Everyone has been so gracious in preparing meals for our family in the past several months. I should be able to and surely more than capable of planning meals. Pray for restful sleep at night.
I did take my moms advice today and rested while Stuart was resting and fell asleep. Dinner of chicken potpie will be prepared later. I will blog after resting is my motto for now. The older boys will have to keep little Stuart occupied playing in the basement. I only had 2 localized pains today. Not enough to merit a call for an MRI in my opinion. Dave stated that I really am the only one that can determine the pain urgency. He did notice that the pain is right on the border of the radiation hairloss area. It all could be from radiation. Oh the lovely side effects of radiation. Isn't this great?