Sunday, January 17, 2010

Weekend News

Actually, there isn't much to report. Just continuing to clean and organize in the house. I finished filing away my papers; I cleaned out about four years of Eddie's school and art work and only kept the best; organized the storage under his loft bed more; figured out what pictures to hang on my walls and which on Eddie's, etc.

Yesterday, I had more pain under that left armpit, where the swollen lymph nodes are. Any time I raised my arm up or out, it seems like it would pull on whatever tissue fibers are there and I'd feel a sharp pain that went up the back of my arm a bit. That pain now seems worse than what's going on the right rib area. I also seem to have a bit more lower back pain - and whether that's due to having to sleep on my back more or this new chair that I sit in in the living room or whether it's all the slouching on the floor as I go through papers . .. probably a combination of all three.

I had a good night's sleep last night, though, and things don't ache as much today as yesterday. I'm still not sure what my plan is for the day - need to finish hanging a couple of pictures and lord knows I should work on my fellowship application. I really want to go look around at furniture stores to come up with a solution for Eddie's loft bed. We'll see what I come up with!

I'll pick up Eddie later today. I wanted him to stay with me tonight because I will be accepting the Phyllis Lee Award tomorrow at OSU, during the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Breakfast. I'll write some more about it tomorrow. I just wanted Eddie to see me receiving this award - my folks and my brother will also attend. Happy Sunday everyone!


Carver said...

Hi Dee,

I'm sorry you've been dealing with more pain and the tenderness of the nodes. Glad you got a good night's sleep. That can make a big difference. Take good care of yourself, Carver

Dee said...

@Carver, the pain is annoying - I'm sure it's nothing like what you must endure. I can't even imagine. But even as small as the pain is, it does affect my mood.