First, the best news of the week. Jerry and I are flying home for about ten days…leaving Houston on December 8 and flying back on December 19. I have chemo on December 7 and again on December 21 but we’ve got some down time in between…perfect for a quick trip to Florida. We’re hoping there is someone out there who will be free to come get us at the Fort Myers Airport at 6:15 on December 7. And we’ll need a ride back there on December 19 around 9:00 in the morning. If you’re free and don’t mind a trip down 75, let us know. Otherwise, we’ll go to Plan B. We’re good at that. (Deirdre, I use your mug for my tea every morning!)
Side effects from Round One have been minimal. (I’ve heard it gets worse but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it) The nausea (more of a queasy stomach) is easily managed by pills. I can’t drink anything cold (feels like a terrible sore throat if I try) and the tips of my fingers feel like they have frostbite if I’m out in the cold or pick up something in the grocery store from the refrigerated aisles. Weird, huh? But, as I said to Sean earlier today, even though I don’t feel terrific, if I had to teach today, I’d be there. I’m not that bad.
Erin and her gang are heading to Atlanta today. Fingers crossed that it’s an easy trip. Weather has been less than dazzling, huh? We had a great time with them at Chris and Jackie’s. Sean headed back on Saturday for New York…hard to see him go but so grateful for the week we had together. The pictures…Deirdre’s mug (love it), Lana (who got a ton of books from her cousins) and Sean and Declan.
We’re going to Anderson today for an appointment with a doctor in Integrative Medicine. There are so many things available there…acupuncture, massage, mediation, counseling, etc. We just figure we need to take advantage of everything. Nice things for caregivers too. Jerry has been the picture of good humor and patience but honestly, it has to be getting old…driving all over Houston (traffic is unbelievable) and sitting around hospital waiting rooms for hours and hours. Thank heavens for wifi, iPads and Kindles!
Thinking I need to get a scarf or something just in case I lose my hair while I’m in Venice. They have nice wigs here (free!) but the girl at the salon told me to hold off…they were expecting a new shipment soon. I saw one Calli would LOVE…blond and beautiful…so NOT me. Figure I’ll manage with a scarf at the beginning until I find something that is ME.
Nap time…and then yoga and then out to MD Anderson for an appointment. The days are certainly not boring. The time flies!