Martin Luther King Day…no proton. Proton Center closed. Half of MD Anderson was shut down too. But in the Ambulatory Treatment Center business was booming. There was a sign on the desk when we arrived for my 3:30 chemo appointment…”Appointments are running two hours behind. We apologize for the inconvenience.”
I shrugged my shoulders. We’re getting used to rushing over there and then waiting. We have our laptop, our iPad, our kindles. We can amuse ourselves for hours. We were VERY early because I had bloodwork at 2:00. Decided to go get a smoothie and relax awhile in one of the alcoves where the sun poured in the windows. We went back to the chemo area around 3:00…Good thing because at 3:40 I was called in. Ten minutes late, not two hours. Evidently a lot of oncology nurses came in at 3:00.
So chemo went without a hitch. The “pre-chemo drugs” that are mostly to prevent nausea work incredibly well. The benedryl knocks me out…more each time. I slept through most of the treatment (such great company for Jerry who sits next to me reading or playing cards on the iPad) and was so groggy when we were heading home I told him I was going right to bed …no supper. (my nutritionist would have a fit) But I woke up by the time we got home, had a great supper with Anne and Clark who are back from Hawaii and then headed up to bed.
I’m putting in this photo because I got so many compliments on my scarf yesterday over at MD Anderson. Thanks, Shirley. I almost didn’t put it in. I look so old in the one. So focus on the scarf rather than the face!!
I just got back from a 2 1/2 mile walk. Not bad for an old lady who is supposed to be sick. And tomorrow I’m going out with Chris’s wife, Jackie, for a manicure and pedicure. Such a rough life I lead.
If you have Facebook you already have this link…from Upworthiest…best explanation of cancer (about three minutes) that I’ve ever seen. Sort of the way I explained it to the kids….only way better.
So all is well…still. Lucky, lucky me.