Late Night Ramblings
1. Thanks to Andrea for driving me to chemo today. I'm always a little anxious on the way in and the very few times I've had to drive myself, it's been a little lonely coming home. But not today.
2. A fellow chemo patient today thought I was in my 20's. Score.
("score" would be a term I'm borrowing from Becky)
3. I did not wear a scarf today to chemo, and all the nurses and doctors did a double take since they didn't recognize me. So wierd. I recognize me with hair, bald, and with a little puppy fluff.
4. Dr. W. is adding Avastin, a new drug which will help prevent cancer cells from growing, to my current Gemzar routine. Good news is that it won't make me feel any worse. Bad news is that in a small percentage of patients it causes severe side effects involving blood clots, kidney failure, ulcers, and holes in your bowel. Good times.
5. I've been instructed to head directly to my primary care doctor for blood pressure medicine. I guess it's not a good thing to consistently have blood pressure of 150/100. Not to mention the new medicine can also increase blood pressure. More good times.
6. I would feel a whole better about myself and this blog if I would have put a little effort into those redecorating pictures. They're driving me insane.
7. Yes, I had my regularly scheduled post-chemo oreo ice cream treat before bedtime tonight.
8. Yes, I had steroids today and am very talkative.
9. Dr. W. called me a rock star because my counts have stayed in such good shape. When most patient's blood levels plummet, mine have just gone up resulting in no missed chemo for me, no blood transfusions, etc.
10. He also said there is no explanation for why I felt so good during my last cycle, but I do. It was the organized, collective day of prayer from my friends on November 11.
11. Speaking of puppy fluff (see #3), I seem to have developed Wolverine-like sideburns which are not in the least bit attractive. Dr. W. took a very close look and said there's nothing to be done about it (because we thought it might be hormone related since I'm in menopause at age 36 due to a very unexpected and thorough hysterectomy). Nope. Just extra hair where I've never had hair before. Oh, the irony.
12. Must. take. sleeping pill. and. attempt. sleep. before. I. over-share.
13. Rory spent the day at Gram's house and declared it to be "the awesomest day ever." Never really got out of her why it was so awesome, but she certainly looks like it was awesome, doesn't she?
14. The ever-so-cute pigtails are back only until she gets a haircut next week. And we're going even shorter, baby.
15. Seriously. Make me stop talking.