Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Cycle Eight, Day ONE?? NO Treatment (SNOW) Rest week AGAIN

Ok now we’ve heard it all??? Everyone else got to have “snow days” and be off school and or work---well I guess I get a couple also. Since the clinics were all closed, due to snow, when I was supposed to have my labs drawn that didn’t happen this week. Then today when I was supposed to have my Doctor’s appointment, I received a call and was told that due to “snow” the clinics were still closed. Well I’m out of the study drug medication, the Doctor is aware and said it would be OK for me to take a *rest week* So now I get to see him on New Year’s Eve day instead of Christmas Eve Day------weather permitting!!!!

This was taken from the street, my house and van in the driveway.

Sarah came over yesterday and cleaned most of the snow off my Van but left it with a *Mohawk* then it snowed again.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cycle Seven, Day Twenty-two, Treatment NONE REST WEEK

Well this is really and truly a *rest week* No appointments anywhere this week. Yippee Skippee!!!!

Which as it turns out really was a good thing due to the inclement weather we’ve been having here!!

Started with the weekend dropping snow and ice and temperatures down into the low 20’s with a wind chill in single digits. Then on Monday we experienced a *brown out* (light run on half power) for about 3 hours, then a total power outage for an hour before we had our power restored.

Tuesday my son-in-law came over and took me up to the clinic to have my labs drawn, Since I don't have snow equipment for my car, and it was icey on the hill to get to the clinic.

So I got my weekly E-mail from my Doctor
The blood counts and liver tests are fine.

Have great Holidays and a joyous New Year.

Dr. Mark

The ice and snow finally melted Thursday, so I was able to finally get out of the house for a bit. I had to take Keep-er (dog) out and buy her boots. It’s not the ice and cold I worry about it’s the salt and other chemicals that people put on the walks and driveways to melt the ice and snow

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cycle Seven, Day Fifteen, Treatment Three

Today I had another dose of *bug juice*

Got my weekly e-mail from my Dr telling me that the blood counts were fine.

This week it was just Amber and I again. Roxanne has injured her shoulder somehow, so she’s on narcotic pain meds and cannot drive, since Sarah does NOT have her permit yet so she couldn’t bring them either. Keep studying that book Sarah and before long you’ll be driving.

Mack has flown the coop ahead of the cold weather so he was not there either. I got an e-mail from him telling me that he was in El Paso, TX.

No misplaced cell phones so no funny stories this week.

So that’s the update for this week.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cycle Seven, Day Two, Treatment Two

OK until Christmas and New Years I’m back on my regular schedule of Chemo on Thursday ‘s. Today I had another dose of *bug juice*

Got my weekly e-mail from my Dr telling me that the blood counts were fine.

The funny story of the week is that today I miss placed my cell phone and that really put me into a funk. We were already well on our way to the clinic and past the point of no return (or we’d be late). So Amber sent a text message to Roxanne that I didn’t have my phone with me and was in a *funk*! :-p We went to the meeting with the research nurse, and were waiting for them to call me back to the infusion room. Roxanne and Sarah show up (they were right on time) Amber and I were a little early and the research nurse took me right in. so we are standing there talking with Roxanne and Sarah ----Roxanne looks at me and says ---umm Mom what’s wrong with your shirt/chest? OMG!!! I just cracked up laughing. While dressing after my shower I had clipped the cell phone to the outside of my bra so that I wouldn’t forget it, then put my shirt on over top of it and *yup forgot it was there!!!* I was greatly relieved to have *found* my “life line” :-)

So that’s the update for this week.