Friday, December 12, 2008

Halfway Point!!!

Treatment #3, the halfway point of my chemo is here! I went all decked out in my Cardinals gear for the day...even wore my hair! lol The treatment went very well, in and out and another one knocked out. I thought I would be horribly bored without my laptop or my Bible, but there were the greatest people to talk to in my pod. One lady had both her daughters there and they were loud and funny and cracking me up! They were a hoot! I was hoping to get to take chemo with my friend, but since she was in an inpatient room and I am outpatient they wouldn't let me. Boo. But we ended up finishing at about the same time and they weren't too far behind us coming home. But it was a good day and everything went very smoothly!
As soon as you step off the elevators at Siteman, there is a section of tiles that patients have painted. This is just a very small portion of what is all over the place up there. But I always stop and look for one or two that will touch my heart. The two I really liked this time were:


AND,


So Yay! Halfway through the chemo section of our treatment! Next appointment is Dec. 26 for a repeat echo of my heart to make sure that the Herceptin is not having any effect on my heart. And then on Jan. 2 for treatment #4! Once again, we will be up here with our friends; hers is another 3 day treatment and so we are going to come up and spend New Years Eve and Day with them and have a big ol celebration right there in her room! Sparkling grape juice and pizza sounds just right for us! We will make it fun for us all! They are so special to us! Hope you all have a great weekend!!
"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Roman 8:28



5 comments:

Mrs. LC said...

I loved those tiles you got close up pictures of. :)

And HOORAY for being halfway done!!

Your New Year's celebration sounds good to me too. Easy, tasty food with good friends!

Simple and Divine said...

LOOK HOW CUTE YOU ARE IN YOUR PINK!! LOVE IT :) And love you and I am so proud of MY GIRL! Your strength is inspiration to me, and all of us! *Fist pumps and hugs!*

VeggieGirl said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

Sharon said...

Great job! Very happy for you!!

runroamrecycle said...

I've been a reader of your blog since the beginning, but don't know that I've ever commented before. I just wanted to commend you on your strength - you are such an amazing person and have been so positive throughout this whole ordeal. And sorry to refer to it as that.. an "ordeal".. I feel like there will never be one just right word that can adequately say what someone is going through.

Your confidence and optimism have certainly rubbed off on me - I just had hip surgery on Monday to stabilize a fracture through an area of fibrous dysplasia in my femoral neck. I am now home and recovering, and although the drugs are doing a lot of the talking right now, I know this is something I will get through.

Hopefully I'll be back more often - I haven't been doing as much blog reading as I used to lately.. as ashamed as I am to admit it, reading about other people running when I can't is sort of hard for me. I'm trying to go at it from the approach of "I'm happy other people can experience how great running is" versus "I can't run right now.. so no one else should be able to either", but I'm sure you know too, it's not always easy. Your strength throughout all this has helped me immensely though, so I hope you don't mind if I keep steeling some of your good vibes ;)

I'm adding you to my blog roll btw, hope you don't mind!