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 ūüėČ ¬†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. ūüôā

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 ūüėČ

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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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