Another bit of good news, is that they are letting me travel to Montgomery this weekend. I am very excited. This weekend we will be celebrating my grandmother's 80th birthday and I did not want to miss it.
I also want to tell you how blessed I have been by some friends. As I walk through this journey, it has been great to have a community of people around me to be a support. We have had friends fix meals for us weekly. We have had friends that every Monday send us messages. I have a friend who made me a basket of goodies and I open one each Monday (this week was silly string). I have friends who have brought me my weekly supply of gatorade. I have a friend who sent me personalized stationary to write all my thank-you's. I have a friend who comes and walks my dog on my bad days. We have been so blessed. Thank you!
And for a few questions that we have been asked.....
Do you feel as good as it seems?
I have great days and days where I dont feel like getting out of bed. The typical cycle is that Monday I go and get chemo and I am real sore from that. The chemo is powerful injections that damage the tissue around the injection spots. Tuesdays are a little draining. Wednesdays and Thursdays are my toughest days. By lunch on Friday I am usually bouncing back and that makes the weekends pretty good. Then the cycle begins all over again.
Why can't I travel?
The biggest concern is blood clots and infection. With the location of my tumor, blood clots have been and will continue to be a concern. And to be honest, I have not been up to traveling. I think my bed time lately is about 8:30-9:00. And no, I am not kidding. I am pretty zapped of energy by night and so sleep is the best thing for me. ****But, I am released to go to Montgomery this weekend so we will see how that goes.
Can I drive?
Yeah! I drive and many weeks even drive myself to chemo. Michael meets me down there to go with me but I can drive myself.
Am I working?
I am still working full-time. My schedule is flexible on some days and that makes things very nice. I have used some vacation time and sick time to get me through a few of the weeks and I have canceled a few of my morning bible studies but we are back on now and things are pretty much back to routine. I think I do better when I can keep as normal of a routine as possible.