Mondays are totally MD Anderson Days. Blood Work, Chemo about thee hours and then Proton. Today, chemo began at 11:30 and will last until around 2:30. Proton is at 7 PM (another trip over here. No big deal.. It’s isn’t as if there were something else on my agenda.)
I’ve been feeling fine. Everyone should travel through chemo and radiation as easily. I’m not sick. I’m not tired. I’m not depressed. I can go where I want, do what I want to do. I know that it could get rough but I am so enjoying these easy days. We had a wonderful weekend. We went to the Johnson Space Center. I’m not sure what it is about the space program that dazzles me. I think that going to Space Camp years ago got me hooked. I loved the movies, news clips, moon rocks, models and real rocket launchers and space vehicles. I don’t think I realized how much scientific research is going on at the International Space Station, research we couldn’t do on land. Amazing. John came in from Burlington, Vermont shortly before 11:00PM on Saturday. He had had quite a time getting here, black ice in Vermont, a delayed flight in Philadelphia. He had traveled for twenty hours to get to Houston. Not too much fun but we’re loving having him here. He’s great company AND he cooks. What more could a woman ask for? On Sunday we went to the mall for our lesson at the Apple Store. I usually have
a list of questions that we deal with and then we move on to more cool stuff about iPhoto. They’re willing to work on anything with you…including crazy things like “How do I embed a photo in my blog instead of just sticking them all at the end?” Later in the day we went to Chris and Jackie’s for dinner. And finally back home to watch Downton Abbey before bed. Today I’m back at MD Anderson for chemo and later on, Proton. Never fun but certainly tolerable. They have free chair massages here…just have to sign up. I had been meaning to try it but it never seemed to fit into the schedule. Today my chemo is in a totally different building at the center and I was wandering around trying to find “Elevator T” when a woman at a desk called out to me, “There are a few chair massage slots left. Would you like one?” Sure, I said, but first I need to find the place where I’m having chemo and check on something.
Then I’ll be back. I had walked right by the right elevator. Went back, signed in for chemo and headed back downstairs for a massage…Soooo nice. Paid for by a grant. I hated taking a slot from someone who might REALLY need it but it was so good. Chemo was uneventful. The first hour is assorted stuff to prevent nausea and whatever. I really should fine out what these things are for. The benedrill knocks me out. Jerry goes and gets lunch, I nap. Exciting day. Best news of the day…we’re going to Erin’s this weekend. I couldn’t change my proton appointment but I could change my chemo to later in the day. We’ll be able to leave early Saturday morning and come back on Monday morning when the kids head out to schooL. Now if proton ends up being changed we might be on our way on Friday.
That would be incredible. It would be great to see the kids play basketball. They had their first game last week. Erin brought the girls to a high school game the night before because she realized they had never even SEEN a basketball game. They loved the game and at least they understood enough to be okay on the court on Saturday.
Time to get moving. Back to Anderson for proton