Saturday, November 27, 2010

28 November 2010 Time to sing the John Denver song again

I'm leavin' on a Jet Plane..................oooooooooooooooh yes yet again.----gives a whole new meaning to "That time of the month" :-p Keep-Her, my niece Amber who is my everyday caregiver and I are off to NIH at Bethesda MD again for another round of testing and further treatment. We are hoping for a smooth flight and no hassles with security any where.

Amber and I are both feeling much better. Although I still have a nagging hanging on cough from my bronchitis, but it is much better than it was.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

14 Novemeber 2010 Cycle Five -- minor set back

Due to illness (mine and my care giver’s) we are not flying back to NIH/NCI this week for treatment. Since next week if Thanksgiving holiday week, we are now scheduled to fly back on 28 November 2010.

Both of us are feeling much better. I just have the nagging cough that hangs on after a bout of Bronchitis. Hopefully that will also leave soon.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday 11 November 2010 Cycle Five Treatment None--OFF Week

Thank all those who have served and continue to serve.

Well this is my OFF week and unfortunately so will next week be. I must have had a premonition at my last visit to NIH/NCI as I asked them how do I handle illness if it should coincide with a trip back there----- I have come down with the “crud”. Just as I was getting over my Bronchitis, my darling husband brought me a lovely gift-----the “FLU” or Norovirus ----trust me whichever it was, was NOT nice. It has a very very short incubation period of about 36-48 hours and then you get both ends going at the same time with a vengeance. My Granddaughter was so kind as to come over on the weekend and care for me when I was so ill, as Amber was out of town. I could hardly walk, I had to resort to the Wheelchair to get around in my house I was so weak. She went home on Sunday and by Monday evening the poor child was sick. Amber came home from her Softball World Series Tournament (they came in 5th out of a field of 37) and by Wednesday morning she’s down with the flu also. She wasn’t even here for the worst of mine----but it’s in the house obviously. So I called NIH/NCI and told them what was going on here----they said not to come out next week. They’ll call and reschedule me for another time. So I’ve been trying to get all my reservations for next week cancelled and follow up appointments cancelled as I don’t know when I’ll be receiving my next treatment.

That should bring you all up to date for this week...sigh....Hope none of you get this lovely thing.

My quote of the week is: I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday 03 November 2010 Cycle Five Treatment Three

Since Amber is out of town at her ball teams World Series Tournament in Sunny Las Vegas, Mack was my driver for today.

It was a short and sweet appointment. Got me in there BEFORE it was my scheduled time, took one nurse one try to get the IV started, Chemo came up in a timely manner. Was hooked up infused, flushed and out of there in a little over an hours time......UNHEARD of!!!!!

this is a picture of Mack's little dog. He came with the Name Brewster, but Mack hasn't decided what to call him yet. Shadow, Sparky, Buddy are a few of his choices so far. He's a Rat Terrier mix