The past 3 days have been great. Rick had his "chemo pump" removed on Thursday with no problems. On our way back from the hospital he was hungry for an M & M Blizzard...so I pulled into a Dairy Queen to make him happy. He's so easy to please these days. :) I think he has a pretty nice "personal nurse" as well, and I remind him of that daily...
Honestly, we've had a pretty good 1st week of chemo. Other than being a little more fatigued than usual, we've kept on top of any nausea that seemed to come his way. We know things can still change before his next treatment, but we're taking each day as it comes.
My cough is worsening (I think more from stress than anything else - I'm sure it's nothing contagious, otherwise I'll need to wear a gas mask around the house). It's not constant, but I can feel the change. Once we get into a routine (whatever that means) I think my stress level will taper off and hopefully the cough will lighten up.
My dear friend Cathy came and took me out of the house for a couple of hours yesterday morning. We went shopping for our friend Donna's 40th Birthday present. I think we had more fun shopping for it than Donna will have using it. I love my Cathy days...
Yesterday afternoon we had a nice visit from Rick's cousin Shellee and her son Landen. Early in the evening his cousin Kelly and his wife Shelley came over and we had pizza and salad then watched their daughter Ally's basketball game against Stanwood. After the game, Rick's Aunt Jessie, Uncle Mel and cousin Tom stopped by for a few minutes (I had something to give Jessie, I made her a scarf, surprise, surprise). We must have been tired from our visitors yesterday, because we slept in until almost 9:00am this morning. Oops! Hope we didn't miss anything exciting.
It's February now...the month of love. Don't forget to "love the ones your with"! Hey, that could be a song.
I've chosen to root for the Colts tomorrow in the Superbowl... because I would look foolish still yelling for the Seahawks.