Friday, February 8, 2013


I don't have a lot to write about today. Well, I do, but I've got things I want to think about a little more before I write about them. Anyway, it's a bit of a gray day here. Rain in the forecast and the sun will be hiding from us a bit. Typical weather for this time of the year.

Monday is my last chemo treatment, Tuesday is my last shot. As much as I wanted to try to write every weekday (and missed yesterday), I won't be posting next week and I don't know when or if I'll be posting the following week. Monday is a long day and the Benadryl that they give me is pretty potent and I'll be dozing on and off the whole day. Tuesday the steroid they give me is still working and while I might take a nap, Tuesday will be the last day I am pretty much with it for the week. They rest of the week will be spent in bed or on the couch (until I decide to go back to bed). Last month it was Sunday before I really felt human again. I don't know if it will be Sunday again this month or Monday. Anyway, it takes a little while for me to get back into the swing of things after chemo.

As I wrote before after next week, we'll go into a new phase. My intent after I walk out of the building on Tuesday is to begin what I'm calling recovery. I intend to start back at Weight Watchers after six weeks. I intend to start some type of exercise. And I intend to write more about my intentions.

As a side note. On Monday, I have a new Coach purse arriving to celebrate the end of chemo. My sister made the comment that it looked like a "happy" purse and I could use a "happy" purse right now. I thought that was sweet and I thought that it fits. I was going to buy a pair of gold glitter Tom's shoes to celebrate (I've been wearing red glitter Tom's to chemo~I figure such a scarey and serious thing could use red glitter shoes); but Tom's doesn't make them. They should. Anyway, I'm all about making things special.

One last comment. In making things special for chemo, I have a beautiful Purple Paisley Metro Retro Tote from Thiry-One Gifts that my big sister gave me, along with a beautiful and WARM purple prayer shawl. The bag is my chemo bag, I keep the shawl in it as well as the other things I bring with me to chemo. I mentioned the shawl is warm - that's important, it is COLD in the chemo room. I'll be wearing my Brighton necklace given to me by another sister and the pink heart bead she gave me. And to have something from my other sister, I'll be sticking the small flower paintings she painted and gave me for Christmas in my bag. Special. I'll have something from each of my sisters with me. I'm going to surround myself with love.

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