Dear friends and family,
Just a quick note to say I made it through triple chemo today in only 4.5 hours!!! This is a new record time! It's partly because I had the best chemo nurse, Janelle, and partly because I started at 8 AM--before the hospital pharmacy got too backed up. And since you are probably wondering, I beat Daniel at Scrabble. :-)
Once I got home, I have felt quite nauseous and "had to" lie down for three Frasier episodes. Renee joined me on the king bed for that little bit of luxurious rest. I can see a Frasier for the 10th time and still laugh all through it. The best sitcom EVER.
When Steve got home, he and I managed a short walk to the pharmacy for some anti-nausea pills (the little ones that melt on your tongue) and some Excedrin (for the headaches the little nausea pills give you). We also grabbed fixings for amazing wheat bran/wheat germ muffins. My chemo makes me chronically low in magnesium. Two pills a day, as they prescribed, makes my guts too sick. So they told me to take one magnesium pill a day and to up my intake of high magnesium foods. Number one on the list is bran! A little further down the list is wheat germ. I just ate a muffin, warm out of the oven, and it was so good! That's dinner tonight, along with a few apple slices and some herbal iced tea.
I am so, so grateful I was able to get treated today. I will think of that every time I notice my nausea and weakness this week. And this sunshine doesn't hurt my mood either. Thanks be to God for all His blessings!