Monday, November 22, 2010

It is on the Calendar

Our dry erase calendar has a ton of information on it. L has her items in blue, C has his in green, and Baby has her info in red. Then there is the black pen item. It details the things that have to do with me or my husband. He does not have many things on the board because he usually only goes three places, home, work, or church.

Last week I put "Chemo 11:15 4 hours" on the 30th. C kept walking by the board and looking at it. Later that day he said every time he sees chemo on the board it makes him sad and he wants to cry. I let him tell me all about it. When we were talking again a few hours later I reminded L and C that every time they see chemo on the board they also know a grandma is coming the day before.

Chemo will be hard on them, but I think after the first one it will be a little easier. Then they will have a better idea of what to expect and how it affects their lives. They do not really remember how it was last time. I would have chemo one day and be okay just a little goofy. The next day I was okay and would go back to get my Neulasta shot. The third day I felt like I could not get out of bed, except to throw up. That went on for a few days. Then we had a sort of shuffling dance party when I would turn the corner, and start gaining more energy. I was tired the whole next week. The third week I felt great compared to the previous two and would make a bunch of freezer meals. I am hoping that it will be a little easier than last time. I know at least it will be shorter.

1 comment:

  1. I will write it on my calendar as well--and will be fasting and praying for you and your family.