I’m heading into round 3 – halfway through chemo!! Today I drop off my 24 hour urine sample, have my port accessed and blood drawn, so they’ll be less to do tomorrow. I start tomorrow at 8 a.m. with hopes we can fly through the doctors meeting and get right into the comfy seat and home by the time the kids get out of school. That’s the plan. I’ll report back.
Round 2 brought the same effects as the first. Longer time with the rash on my face. A little more tired. I pulled a muscle in back moving my pottery wheel, an unnecessary complication.
I’ve had great adventures these last 3 weeks including a massage party hosted by girlfriends, a trip to the Kohler spa in Burr Ridge courtesy of Billy, Reiki with Kory at her house and a weekend get away ’round the bottom of the lake with the same group of girls – lots of laughs, tears and love all the way around. Pottery club was kind enough to move my wheel into an enclosed garage studio – Urzula’s house studio – and we got together for a little Polish vodka and bowl throwing, which felt so great. I miss it. Hopefully now we can see each other regularly and I can keep up with the hobby. I’m still enjoying the Wellness House – have tried all of the healing energy classes, joined a palates class and a staying well exercise class with weights and cardio. Trying to get there 3 times a week if it agrees with my body.
Sending out thanks to PKV and the McKenna clan in AZ for the wonderful gift boxes that arrived this week. Susie sent a clever bamboo plant with twisted stems for good luck. Miss Marf is taking me to get tapped today – and Miss Jeanne is my partner in chemo tomorrow. Thank you!!