April 15th- Tax Day, we've never filed an extension before..I had Lee figure that out, do Colleen's 1040-EZ form, which she couldn't sign until 9pm that night, then my father drove out the forms to Carol Stream Post Office that was open for all the last-minutes losers !
So this was the first day of chemo 3pm appt at Loyola, my home away from home. Highlight of the drive in the Eisenhower is that nasty foul landfill in Hillside. Seriously, that town just needs to go away.
Lee pulls up to the valet at the Cancer Center, I stick my leg out and Holy Mortification - my ostomy bag sprung a leak! So Lee hoists my poopy-ass out of the car, looks for a wheel chair - there were NO wheelchairs...15 minutes later, he retrieves my smelly-gross body from the cold stell bench in front of the Cancer Center and wheels me to Chemo.
Now, picture this: I'm out of my mind with pain, slumping in the wheelchair, sticky and gross and Lee notifies the clerk I'm here for chemo, and we had an accident. "is there anywhere she can lay down, Peg can't sit up straight anymore and we need to change her bag". The Postal Worker Drone clerks, look up and simply state " Have a seat we'll call you when we have room for her".
OK, if you took one look at me, you'd be thanking your lucky stars you weren't me at that moment. God Bless my husband, Lee has had to do the nastiest things in the name of "In sickness and In Health" ever since this started! He cleaned me up and about 1/2 hour later I got a bed to start the 5 hour Chemo.
Thursday, was a GREAT day. I felt good for a change, not so lethargic, I was lucid all day. Holly my sister in law came over and helped me purge my Working Woman 30 pair of black pants. I tried a pair on - size 8 my normal, and it was huge. Holly, my gorgeous tall beautiful,sinewy girl even got a couple pair of hot Long & Lean Gap jeans out of the purge!
Katie,my rock,my absolute Angel on Earth, spent half the day with me, getting me my current fav chicken noodle soup from the Prairie Cafe in Elmhurst. She got me on the swish and spit routine to keep mouth sores at bay. God I love her so much. And you can tell what a blessing she is to others as HER friends minister to me with prayers, and food (Deana and Lisa M and Fran you ROCK the kitchen) and gifts etc.
My Mom & Dad: There are NO adequate words to fully describe my unending love and appreciation for the constant care and support this month. You are without fail the most heroic, strong people in my life. I am so lucky you're mine.
So, enough for now, I need to monitor myself all day then get my chemo unhooked, then go back next week and start all over again.
Again, Love to ALL fo you for your unending gifts of prayer and support and time.