Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Got The First One Under My Belt

Sometimes I am so dumb.....I made my first chemo appointment for 9AM and I had to be there at 8:30 for lab. Why didn't I make it for later in the day so I could enjoy at least part of the it????
My next treatment times are at 11AM.
Hubby accompanied me, but he stayed in the waiting room, much to my relief. He did come in to check on me though.
The scariest part for me was accessing the port....do you wanna get poked in your boob? I didn't. I've been poked in my hand and arm, but not there. So I cried.... I am not a crybaby. My mascara ran and it burned my eyes but I couldn't wipe them because I didn't want to bump the nurse and I had to hold my shirt out of the way. I finally was able to wipe all of my mascara off and I was fine.
I had a nice surprise visit from my Pastor, the poor guy probably found out more about me than he wanted to know. 
The nurses are sooo nice. I was waited on hand and foot. I got warm blankets, juice, snacks, and home made cookies! I was finished a little sooner than anticipated. 
I was tired and tried to sleep in the afternoon but it wasn't meant to be. 
At 6PM I and my bff attended a Look Good....Feel Better program at a local hospital.  I was starting to feel nauseous, but it was the only time I could attend it. It was actually a kinda fun night for us. Deb needed a diversion and I needed to learn stuff. It was wonderful, I got tons of makeup and learned how to use it. We tried on hats and wigs.....I found one that MIGHT work but will order on also. I would have liked to have stayed longer but I was not feeling well, so we left. 
It was a long day.
Today I went into work late, I needed some sleep. Work went fine, even tho I kept yawning...my eyes are tired but I can't sleep so I am trying to get a little done. 

Before I left my daughters on Sunday she gave me a little something to go along with the chocolate cake I was taking home (for my birthday). She brought me a box of tea.....for the box mainly. It's cute. No, she didn't give me the Keurig....but the tea box needed a prop. 

One day my bff gave me this cute little friendship angel, she sits on my windowsill and watches me when I wash dishes...as I do often. 

I've also received gifts of chocolate..............I don't even want any right now....it will keep! (if I hide it) and cards too. :-)

As for my chemo, I have 3 more treatments of this type to go and then 12 weeks of another....sigh.....but it will pass.

Thanks again everyone for your kindness!!!!


  1. One step at a time. You will make it girlfriend!
    Hugs (gentle hugs),

  2. One day at a time, Linda. You just have to think of it like that, I believe. I used to tell myself I could get through anything for 24 hours. I am sorry that you feel nauseous after just one treatment. I hope that is not long term. Wish I could wave a magic wand and make you well. But, the doctor's will do that for me! Blessings and love- xo Diana

  3. I do have to comment about you getting shorter. Amy probably is not get taller. I already lost an inch from being older.

  4. Sorry that it hurt :(
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY,not sure when it is, but it must be soon! It is nice that you and Deb can help each other :) Take care.

  5. I am sorry your port hurt! Make sure you put the numbing stuff on at least 45 minuses before you get your chemo(it will help) I would like to go to one of those look good feel better! Take good care!