Today's Shout Outs:
Connie, Lee, Janice, Joanne, Tammy
Hello dear friends. The countdown did happen as we all knew it would and I'm up early because I can't sleep. I even took an anxiety pill last night to help me sleep and it did, but it didn't keep me asleep quite long enough. I woke up at some point with Will asking me to tuck him back into bed, but I just had him hop in with me. Next time I woke up it was 5:22 am, which is better that the 4:15 am yesterday. I turned over, closed my eyes, turned over, opened my eyes and it was 5:42 am. Then I lay there... and finally got up at 6:00 am. My alarm is set for 6:45 am because I want to get up and shower and put my make-up on. I've worn make-up every day since I bought it. This is quite a big deal considering I had been a no make-up person previously.
My appointment at the infusion center is right at 8:00am when they open. I figure we'll be opening and closing the center with the nurses; if we get out of there early than extra bonus points for us.
My goal is to write a more detailed post about procedure and medication when I get there... you just gotta love technology. I consider this my "written" journal, but keyboarding is so much faster than writing by hand.
So, until that post, I do have a couple of photos to share with you. This first one is a journal that was made by Sue Ann and sent to me last week. It is absolutely gorgeous and I thought about what I wanted to use it for. I finally decided that because I'm journaling my overall experience here on the blog that I would use my new journal to record with photos each and very Chemo Treatment that I receive.
At my last meeting with my Oncologist, we were told that I would do my chemo treatments every 2 weeks for the next 6-8 months. At some point around the 3rd or 4th month, we will probably have a CT scan to check to see what the insides are doing. After the 6-8 months we will assess and make new plans.
As you know, I do like numbers so I immediately thought about what would be occurring at that time. I went with the 8 month time frame. In 8 months, it will be August and we will be winding down the summer and thinking about school, but here at home they won't be in school quite yet. Hunter will be heading into 6th grade and the boys will be heading into kindergarten. Time is such an interesting concept. Its hard to wrap the 'ole brain around one number that both seems like a long time, as well as a blink of an eye.
And finally, here is a picture of a the very last card that I made right before my Monday visit (December 20th). It seemed weird, but I had to get my space all cleaned up and put away before those impending visits and tests. As of yet, I have't created...
With that I leave you this morning. Now I'm late for my shower, and you know my dark secret. Getting up early doesn't mean that I won't be late.
Until next time...