Tuesday and chemo day

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Good afternoon!

The sun is shining nicely and at 83 degrees.  Nice all this week but we may have some rain coming this weekend.

Had chemo this morning.  My appointment was at 8:00.  Had a B-12 shot, one for nausea and vomiting, two Tylenol tablets, Benedryl and Chemo meds running through with sterile Saline.  I didn’t become nauseated at all, the Benedryl makes you a little sleepy however, but in the end your wide awake to drive home.   I go in tomorrow morning for another round of the same at 10:00.  Today’s visit was 3 hours.

New schedule given for shots, labs, chemo and Oncologist appointments for the rest of this month and first week of May.  Made all of my lab appointments on line so I can just go in and not have to wait.

I had the nurse leave my IV port in my arm so I wouldn’t have to be re poked again, she wrapped it all up in a nice blue bandage to protect it and I am able to do things around the house with it, doesn’t hurt or interfere with anything at all.

I met a nice lady today, we sat together for our treatments.  She has breast cancer stage 4.  Such a dear lady with two adult teens living in her home and not at all helpful to her.  I felt badly for her and her story she shared with me, left first because I was on time for my appointment, she was late for her’s and wished her well, hoped to see her again.

I don’t know if I mentioned in my other post or not but I said to my nurse I didn’t think my hair had grown since I had it trimmed and she said probably not, it will begin thinning and you may or may not have some hair loss.  The lady I sat with today lost most of hers, and she truly had a good attitude about it.  I will too.  All you can do.

I overheard another lady this morning being reprimanded for drinking while on chemo!  I pretended I didn’t overhear but I thought to myself….wow, why would you be doing that!  She drinks hard liquor, told the nurse she cut back to half the amount she is use to drinking….everyday!! Maybe it is her way to sooth herself with her own journey or an old habit difficult to break.  I wish her well with her efforts to cut back, she looked so sincere at the nurse while speaking to her.

Well, I have dinner in the crock pot!  Making a nice vegetable beef soup for my mother and I for dinner.  It smells good already!

Have a wonderful day

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