You never know…I figured that yesterday was going to be the way it would be for the next couple weeks but not so. Today is so much better, probably because I’m not throwing up. Queasy stomach, weak…but I can deal with that. Nothing like yesterday when I was just miserable.
In spite of it all, it wasn’t a bad day yesterday. I had the photo shoot for MD Anderson…he took a ton of
pictures. And I figured out why I smile so much. They needed serious reflective ones because the piece they want to use it with is a serious reflective piece. So I was serious and honestly, I look ten years older when I’m serious. So much for being serious. I don’t have any of theirs yet but Jerry took this one. The photographer got some nice shots by the piano with my reflection in the piano…thought the “reflective piece, reflection” worked well.
He took them in another cool place at Anderson I never knew existed…24th floor, called The Lookout…beautiful room with nice quiet seating arrangements, grand piano and huge windows where you can see almost the entire city of Houston. My NEW favorite place at Anderson…like The Park but this place has so much natural light. Gorgeous. After we finished the shoot, a patient came in to play the piano. She let me take her picture. I think it’s wonderful the ways people find to to relieve stress and find peace.
Chemo was right on time yesterday. I took a couple pictures of the chemo room…Hopefully it’s the last time I’ll ever be there. I asked Jerry if I could put in the one with him in it…he said okay. Poor guy, he looks exhausted. Hope he can get some rest in Florida too. I should have told him to take a picture of me when I was curled up fetal position during
chemo. I never let him take photos when I’m at my worst. I did sleep for most of the session yesterday. I was so out of it. Anyway, here are the chemo room and how I started my session!
At the end of your last chemo, you ring the bell. Staff members cheer you on and Aileen, my oncology nurse told me she hoped to see me around but NOT back inside the chemo section. I totally agree..would love NEVER to go back there. I rang the bell and Jerry and I headed for the parking garage and I burst into tears. Funny the things I cry about. Endings do it to me. I remember my last radiation treatment at Baystate for breast cancer. I started to cry on the table, tears rolling down both sides of my head. i didn’t stop crying for half an hour…the only day I was late for school during the whole six weeks of treatment.
I told Jerry I’m NOT listening to church music for the last two Protons…moving on to Abba. I will not cry on the table this time!
We went for our last Apple class after Proton this morning…told the guys we’d be back in March for more. We’ve learned a ton. Not an Apple hint but something cool our instructor had just stumbled upon…If you use Google Chrome…If you are on a website that’s in a foreign language, something pops up that says “Do you want us to translate this?” Hit yes and automatically the whole thing is in English.
Car is partly packed. We did a lot today because we have no idea how the sicko will feel tomorrow. Better than today? Like yesterday? Every day is a new adventure.