I don't have very many photos with me in them. Here's a photo of Kaelin and I on the first day of school in Sept. 07. The school counselor, Anne Santa, offered to take one of us together. This was back during my chemo break, the week before going to Disneyland. I was to start chemo again after our trip. So I am happy and much healthier here. A lot thinner too. I had been working out with a trainer during my chemo break. It's much harder getting into a workout routine when you have chemo every other week. Anyways, I love this photo. We both look so happy and I love that we kind of look alike! I'm glad we have a photo of just the two of us. I know it will be a treasure. We need to take more of these kinds of photos!!!
Update on me...my chemo day was very long on MOnday. They were so crowded and busy that day, after the 3 day weekend. All of the Friday people were there I guess. They had a problem with my blood sample, so I had to redraw it. I was two hours behind schedule when I finally got hooked up to infuse. I thought it would go faster since I wasn't getting the oxcilliplatin, which takes the longest (3 hours), but I guess one of the other drugs I get is the same amount of time, it was just given at the same time. So I was at Kaiser from 11am - 415pm on Monday! Then I went home with "Fillup" my portable chemo pump to infuse with 5FU until Wednesday around 130pm. I was suprised at how fatigued and exhausted I've been this week. I've totally felt run down. I've also had this underlying nausea all week. But I can't really complain. I wasn't bed ridden and I could function. I figured out that minus the steroids and pre-meds, which usually pumped me up and gave me lots of energy and a kind of "chemo high", I was quite "spent". I didn't have that get up and go. And since I didn't get the nasty chemo, and I've been driving around etc, I haven't been taking any antinausea etc. meds except for bedtime. So that explains the nausea and the fatigue I think. I haven't had much of an appetite and nothing sounds good. And I've been crabby and feeling overwhelmed. Like I should be getting things done and I'm not.
Don't have the energy and don't feel like it. But since I'm not bedridden, like usual, I feel like maybe I should be doing stuff ya know??? I gotta ease up on myself!!!
I've spent the week driving Kaelin to various activities. Her new summer schedule for Level 7 gym/elite acrobatics started. She had gym M & Th from 12-4pm, acro W 12-130pm and then soccer MTW 5-630pm. She's been a busy girl! Tomorrow she has gym 9-12pm and a 310pm soccer game! It's a soccer tourney so she also has 2 games on Sat and hopefully Sunday if they make the finals. She's been nursing a bum elbow after bending it backwards today doing a "butterfly" in gym (kind of like an aerial?). So she's been icing it and keeps asking me if it's broken. That doesn't sound good does it? Hopefully it won't mess with her soccer. We might skip gym in the am.
Spencer has a bat mitzvah to go to all day Sat and Sat. night. He's been going to alot of those this year. A lot of his classmates have been celebrating. Dave's been busy doing basketball lessons and working on real estate. I've been running around with my kids and reading lots of books!
My kids and the boys across the street have a serious water war going on. Each night, starting about 5pm when it starts to cool down a little, they go outside and play squirt guns, water balloons and hose fights. The 4 boys have been ganging up on Kaelin so she got her dad to be on her team and he took the hose to them all last night! It was fun for everyone, me included. Kaelin thought that was pretty cool and the boys got a kick out of it.
I don't know about anyone else but I've been struggling with dinners lately. Don't want to cook and nothing sounds good. It's been too hot! Tonight I cooked up some corn on the cob and oh my was it goooooood!!! Made some chicken and spinach salad to go with it. Nothing hit the spot like the corn though.
I've rambled enough. I hope everyone has a great Friday and weekend!