Shots clouds and wind

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Good evening!

Today was shot day for me and early this morning.  I had a Leukine and a B-12 shot…one in each arm and had an appointment for lab, however I decided since I only got a couple of hours sleep last night and was extremely tired…I modified my lab appointment for tomorrow.

I see my Oncologist Thursday, I can only hope the lab reports are in for her 😉  but it simply wasn’t in the cards for me for this day.

It has been mostly cloudy all day and windy, a tiny bit of sunshine but not much or for long.  Needless to say I prefer the cooler weather and with the heat we have had with more coming, it was rather refreshing!  I just took my trash bin out for pick up in the morning, very windy, chilly, looks and feels like rain but not in the forecast!  Go figure. 🙂

What is your weather up to?

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I had ordered fabric from a vendor on Etsy from South Carolina just a few days ago actually, and just received it this afternoon.

This fabric will be for kitchen windows and it is 1/8 black and white gingham. 60% cotton and 40% poly.  Very nice and this particular vendor had such a huge selection of all types of fabrics.  She is an extension of her own fabric shop in South Carolina.  Extremely reasonable as was her shipping and I must say ‘fast’!

I have one window over the kitchen sink and a door window to sew for.  Currently there is an off white at the door and yellow and white gingham in a much larger check…maybe the checks are an inch at the kitchen sink window.

Curtains my parents selected, and they have served the kitchen very well, but time for a change.  It will go well with my own decor items I have here and there and everywhere.

So…I am going to be busy at the sewing machine 😉

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The club house is having a Taco’s Tuesday affair on May 9th.  I normally don’t go to these events, but two of my favorite people are the hosts and both of them are excellent cooks!

Tacos, rice, beans and dessert for $5.00 and that includes one free margarita.  I will donate my free margarita, enjoy iced tea, and have a good time, should be fun.

I have only participated in the shuffleboard Tuesdays and found it to actually be a lot of fun!  Since my diagnosis, and all the running back and forth to the medical center I stopped going but should really resume.  A great bunch of people that enjoy it as much if not more than I do.

Bingo, poker, canasta, golfing, various excursion trips, and always a pot luck for any occasion, ladies luncheons.  Always a variety of things to enjoy.  We also have a nice pool and spa, a lovely laundry room and a good sized library.  Pretty nice actually and I am happy here.

There are many, many tall palm trees, pine trees, entryway planters with flowers and the homes are not all lined up like loaves of bread at the bakery!  Lol!!  My lot is a great size as many are and a few that are smaller but I can’t complain.  I am on Social Security and the space rent, utilities are reasonable so I am here to stay…unless I was to win a lotto then I will stay and have things upgraded.  Things my parents wanted to do but with my dad passing just two years after his retirement from cancer some plans just did not come to fruition.  This is why I want to do a little at a time with my sewing.

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A new week has begun and this day is nearly coming to a close.  I was able to take an hours nap…not much of a nap but at least it was something before getting up to do things I left behind this morning and prepare dinner.

I am looking forward to a productive week!

Will you be doing anything special this week?

Have a wonderful evening and a great tomorrow!!

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Ascites and Happy Spring

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Happy Spring!  I can hardly believe it has finally arrived!

Well, I went in for my shot today, lab late this afternoon and then I am done with these shots for this week…Oncologists appointment on the 23rd…but I spoke with her this morning about the fluid in my stomach…ascites…and that I have a paracentesis scheduled for Wednesday, and showed her my stomach….that has gone down considerably!  I asked her if this was normal, she said yes that many times that will happen!  Asked me to wait until tomorrow then decide to cancel the procedure if I need to.  I feel like I may, but will follow her advice.  I told her I don’t want to waste resources, and she understood.

Feeling good actually, I just have one more shot on the 27th and labs on the 3rd of April then chemo on the 4th and 5th.

I am certain another schedule will be made up for me for the remainder of the month of April.

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On another note

This morning I planted two rose bushes.  Pictures below

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This one is called Bride’s Pink and I planted white Bacopa, they will spead and trail.

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This one is Pink Peace and I planted lavender Bacopa around it…again it will spread and trail.

They are both out in front and are doing great so far.

I like to plant something on the first day of Spring every year, a tradition with me.

Below are close up’s of each rose.

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Pink Peace

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Bride’s Pink

A friend of mine lost her daughter a couple of years ago, and she told me pink roses where her daughter’s favorites.  I told her when I plant them and as I care for them I will keep her daughter in my thoughts.

Both of these are hybrid tea roses, I was coming home from my shot on Saturday and seen them on display at Ace!  Stopped in and got a price and took them both home.

I picked up the whiskey barrels…not of wood composition…at Lowe’s along with the Bacopa plants.

Enjoy the first day of Spring!

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Leukine Shot stomach fluid issues

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Had my first Leukine shot this morning.  My prep done 45 mins. before shot time.  Prep is 500 mg of Tylenol, 25 mg of Benadryl and 75 mg of Zantac….one half to one hour prior to receiving the shot.

It is a shot in the upper arm, sort of on the back side of the left arm, and since this was my first dose of 10 more to go this month, I had to sit in the waiting room for a half hour so the nurse could see I was okay to drive myself home.  I had no reaction to the shot…a good thing!

I also over the past couple of days felt like my stomach was filling up with fluid again…today I look 6 months pregnant!  Dr. saw me before my shot and ordered a stat paracentesis to be done as an out patient.  My insurance has been contacted for authorization and I will hear from them sometime today probably.  The procedure will be done at the hospital.  I will know more about that a bit later on today.

I called my sister to let her know about it…she has my schedule for the entire month and part of April. I will call transportation to take me to and from the hospital…the last time I was admitted, I drove myself in and home…I don’t like for my car to be setting out in the parking lot because you never know what can happen to it now days.  So I will have the transportation company through my insurance take me to and from.

Right now, I am going to fix my mother her lunch and then go lay down for a nap with my phone nearby.  I feel a bit tired, full…even so I had one slice of dry toast to eat, and like everything is shoved up into my rib cage.  Lying down will feel best.

Have a great day and I will post any updates that I receive for my procedure.

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