Yesterday was a LONG day. It’s a good thing Jerry and I like to read and surf the net and people watch. Proton at 6:00, blood work at 9:30 and chemo at 11:30. We went out to Paneras after Proton and then headed over to MD Anderson for bloodwork early. Spent a lovely hour in the Park and then checked in for chemo at 10:00 because someone said that if you’re there early, sometimes they take you early.
Sat around (it’s a nice place to sit, by the windows watching the world go by) until 1:00. So needless to say, we didn’t get back to Anne’s until almost 5:00. As I said, good thing we like to read.
I finished Anna Quindlen’s new book Still Life With Breadcrumbs. Liked it a lot. Some of hers I have loved, some not so much. This one was beautiful.
Chemo went fine. And better yet, the day AFTER chemo is going fine. Haven’t even taken one of my great anti-nausea pills that I usually need on Days 2 and 3. So much for side effect being cumulative. I am still stunned by my luck…and fully prepared for things to come crashing down at any moment.
Jerry and I had a two hour session at the Apple Store this morning…learned a lot about PAGES, their Word program. It is fabulous. We’re going back next Tuesday for more. One of the things we’ll miss when we get back home is easy access to the Apple store. I’m already planning to try to get in a few sessions when we get back before surgery and to send Jerry when I’m recuperating from surgery.
We also went over to Michael’s to get a scrap book and plastic sleeves. When I finished radiation after breast cancer I brought in little gifts for the techs. I had planned on bringing Valentine candy for this crew (there are five of them) but yesterday I was talking to Stephanie about all the children’s art work that is all over the proton room and control center. She was saying that some of it went back to 2007 and it was getting time to take the old ones down because there were so many new ones to hang. She thought she’d get a big envelope for the old ones. I mentioned that a scrapbook might be nice. It could go in the waiting room or kids’ playroom. She liked the idea so now they’re getting a group gift (bet the guys will be thrilled). I’m going to give it to them early so if they’d like to give me the things they are taking down, I can work on it until I leave.
Erin and family are coming this weekend. Then we’ll see them again during their Spring break and then again when we get back here at the end of March, just before surgery. After that, who knows….guess it will depend on when I’m up for a plane ride. Thank God for FaceTime!
Starting to pack. Doing a little each day. We have accumulated so much during our stay here. One big suitcase yesterday, three tote bags today. Slowly but surely we’ll get it done.