Early morning Proton (we’re up and running at 5:00 am…pretty much a shock after sleeping until 8:00 on the weekend) There was something wrong with the proton machine…nothing serious…guess it happens from time to time…but it happened when I was on the table with my arms over my head and they asked me not to move…for about forty minutes. Toward the end I was starting to get a little “twitchy”…Good thing Dr. Dan at Twin Palms chiropractic did such a good job on the tendonitis in my shoulder. Otherwise that would have been mighty painful.
We went to Paneras for breakfast and then over to MD Anderson for blood work and chemo. It’s a waiting game…go for blood work, hang around, get the needle inserted into the port, hang around, go to chemo. We discovered a place called “The Park”…absolutely beautiful space with a volunteer playing the piano.
Jerry called and gabbed with a friend, I read my emails and Facebook and then sat back and just enjoyed the music. We’ll probably be back there EVERY Monday. It’s my favorite place at Anderson. So glad we found it.
When I started chemo a little while ago, the oncology nurse asked me if I had discomfort in my legs when the benedryl was going in. I did…just had never mentioned it because it didn’t seem that bad. Interesting, though, it was bad enough that as we headed into chemo I thought about how I needed to get ready for the “legs problem” Evidently there’s an easy fix…slow down the benedryl drip. Much better with the slow drip. I’m not even asleep yet!
We started chemo on time so I imagine we’ll finish on time (about 2:30) Then we’ll head back to Anne’s where Kim, who landed about 11:00, will be waiting. Can’t wait to see that woman. We were supposed to go to her house for Thanksgiving but unfortunately I was otherwise occupied!
Be well. Stay warm. All’s well here. I had to fill out a questionnaire today for one the research projects rating things from 1-10. Last week, I think it was all 1’s (no problem) This week I had a few 3s…No big deal, just things I am so aware. Shortness of breath after climbing stairs, a few extra anti-nausea pills a couple days after chemo, a little trouble with swallowing….so very little to whine about.
Speaking of wine, I can’t have any alcohol while I’m on chemo. I assumed this would be no problem Jerry doesn’t drink so I don’t unless we have company or I go out with friends. I didn’t think I’d miss it. But a nice glass of wine is what I’d love…maybe right now.