It is 8:15pm local time. We just got back home. After a bag of platelets and another bag of blood, Michele is feeling a little more clarity this evening. And tomorrow she will return for 12:30pm to do another chemo dose to complete the chemo portion of the cycle. Good night everyone. We are bothContinue reading “Home for the night”
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In a month of bad days. Celebrate the good ones.
Early in the blog we were getting caught up on Yellowstone episodes. We recently finished the prequel, 1883. Generational stories. Taylor Sheridan, the writer, has a gift of the story line. I encourage everyone to watch the 1883 series. It is a time in americas history where we may find hard to understand the trials.Continue reading “In a month of bad days. Celebrate the good ones.”
Cycle 5 outpatient starts today
It was a welcome surprise to hear that we will be doing outpatient for this cycle. No hospital stay! A big change in the treatment protocol for us. Pain but not chemo or cancer related She has been having pain in her hip and right leg this week. We thought it may be related toContinue reading “Cycle 5 outpatient starts today”
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone out there from Michele and I. We hope everyone treasures this day in protecting your heart and relationships. We are MD Anderson in between appointments. We are done with our lab work today and waiting for a dressing change for her PICC line. The 24th floor of the hospital isContinue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day!”
Most of us miss out on the moments that make our lives whole. Tonight we cooked shrimp scampi together, We Shared a drink or two, and then chilled together. Then… We did something we haven’t done in a while. We turned on the music videos and walked through time. We danced For those that knowContinue reading “Tuesday night”
Pandemic leukemia level!
When the pandemic hit, no one knew what it would mean for all of us. We had this big friends’ cruise planned out and we’re defiant that Covid would blow over and we were cruising! We were like gambling Addicts at a bookie swearing they had a winner. Remember that? It was just last year.Continue reading “Pandemic leukemia level!”
Bring it cycle 4
Rarely would you think that there would be excitement in doing inpatient chemotherapy. But are we really normal? We have two lives. The one we learn with and the life we live after that. Bernard Malmud I am not sure where our dividing line will be. All the years we have lived an extraordinary lifeContinue reading “Bring it cycle 4”
We made it home around 7 pm last night. Watched Elf and then got some rest. We are enjoying some 80 degree weather on the new rockers for the front porch. Absorbing some sun and enjoying being away from the hospital. We are thinking of each of you today in gratitude. We look forward toContinue reading “Merry Christmas”
New routine today. With the new treatment team we are here at the med center for 8:45 am for the next 3 days. Start strong as they say. To add to the fun this morning we also dropped the dog off for grooming. We were out of the house at 6:30 to drop him off.Continue reading “Early days”
Long day and still going
We are learning much today at MD Anderson. First is that it is a huge place. After our initial new patient consult, we did blood work and were given time to get food and walk around. Just within the main building of the center it is much bigger than I thought. We made it toContinue reading “Long day and still going”