Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Cancer Bitch- Angels in America
First an update. Second chemo at Johns Hopkins yesterday. Had to be there at 8:30am, hence at 630am departure. This time I remembered my I-Pod and I tried lying there doing guided meditations, but there was too much background noise. I ended up closing my eyes and rocking out to the "Black Eye Peas" and "Lady Gaga" among others. When I heard Steve and Mom laughing, I figured maybe I shouldn't sing along.....
This time after chemo I was completely wiped out. Slept the whole way home, most of the afternoon, and made myself wake up at 9pm to fight sleepiness and nausea for 2 hours until I finally went to bed. The bad news yesterday, found out I have to give up liquor, fatty foods, and grapefruit. The good news - can't pick up after the dog anymore!
Sometimes I get so caught up in illness I forget about the good things that have resulted, and the angels that are in my life. So, in lieu of a proper "Thank You" card -
Thanks to those who sent scarves for my pending baldness;
Thanks to everyone who sent books - I'm still not convinced you-know-who actually finished "Game Change;"
Thanks for my stuffed bear and the clothing to replace my baggy pants;
Thanks to everyone who has taken us out to lunch and dinner;
Thanks for my private yoga lesson - I'm continuing to practice on an online site;
Thanks for the home delivery of Trader Joe's Italian Blood Orange Soda;
Thanks for all of the cards and letters;
Thank you for my invisible posse.
"Cancer Bitch" may just have to change her name to "Blessed." Then again, that just might be the Oxycodeine talking......