Quick update tonight – Side effects hit hard this morning when I woke up. My tongue, lips and throat are pretty swollen and because my mouth was so dry I was having a little trouble breathing. I was able to get that under control by drinking, but I will be honest, it scared me a little bit.

I’ve started a low dose of the heavy pain meds, and I’m on a liquid diet, which is the most comfortable right now. I’m mostly drinking water and Ensure. Tom made a bunch of bone broth so I’ll have some of that tonight as well. I have a bunch of sores in my mouth and on my tongue, so that’s adding to the eating and drinking issue as well. I have been able to drink throughout the day, so I feel hydrated. I’m very thankful for that. I’m trying to take breaks and go sit out in the front room so I’m not just in bed all the time.

Thank you to friends who have stepped up and helped and who will be helping get kids around this week since I can’t drive on this medication. ❤️ And Tom…what an amazing husband I have that takes such good care of me. I am so thankful for him.

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