Bomb of a day with 'supportive' husband
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      6 comments

Well, how did my day go? ******** My husband left at 9am to take care of my dad while the housekeeper was cleaning his house. So far so good. I got up at 10 and went downstairs to get some breakfast. No cereal, had ham and eggs the last three da... Read more
Can't get warm
Monday, February 01, 2010      2 comments

I had a visit from the Home Care nurse today. We are switching to one visit a week now that chemo is over. That will change when I have my surgery. I am still taking the oxycotin for pain. Unfortunate​ly it affects my sleep and gives me w... Read more
Taking care
Sunday, January 31, 2010      7 comments

I look like the Michelin Man today. Puffy everywhere.​ Sausages for fingers and toes! I am trying to keep up with my water. The drugs are working OK for the pain and I am sleeping when I need to. I believe that the drugs have a lot to... Read more
Saturday, January 30, 2010      4 comments

From the time I got up this morning waiting for the Home Care nurse to come and hook up my IV I was exhausted. Soon after she hooked me up I went back to bed until 12:30. I got up and had a bowl of cereal so that I could take some pain medicati... Read more
2nd day of hydration
Friday, January 29, 2010      8 comments

Slow day today. I had a reasonable sleep for me. The nurse arrived at 11:30 am to hook up the hydration IV. Another nurse will drop by at 3:30-4pm to flush with saline and heperin. By then I can have my rest. I have also taken my meds on time... Read more
I'm being a good girl
Thursday, January 28, 2010      5 comments

Well this is my good day. No pain and my energy is still good. I start my Oxconton tomorrow no matter what- just to be good. Liz, my Home Care nurse came today and hooked me up to the IV saline pump for the afternoon so I am trapped today. I hav... Read more
What a fabulous day
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      5 comments

I went down for my last chemo today with Tom. I turned up in flaming pink. (Tom will help me to upload the pictures tomorrow.) Bright pink wig, diamond Dame Edna glasses, pink feather boa, pink power t-shirt, pink capris, bright pink socks with ... Read more
Last Chemo
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      10 comments

I had an appointment with the oncology radiologist yesterday. She wanted to see what the results of the chemotherap​y. She had a little tape to measure the tumour. She didn't need the tape because she couldn't find any tumour. The chem... Read more
Sun, sun, sun!!!
Thursday, January 21, 2010      6 comments

It was another beautiful sunny day today. The nurse visited today. This will be the last visit before my next chemo. It's funny how the brain works. I find my thoughts going to next Wed. all by itself. I guess on some level I am worried about t... Read more
Talk to the hand
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      5 comments

My husband got home today. I had printed off some information from the internet about passive aggressive and I had highlighted all the parts that I felt were appropriate to him. I pulled up the e-mail on the computer and tracked him down armed w... Read more
Blubber, blubber, sob sob, blubber!!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      13 comments

My lovely neighbour sent me an e-mail to come and visit her when I was feeling better. I put on my pink boa, my new pink hair, my Dame Edna glasses and my clown nose and went next door. We were just sitting and chatting and she was asking me a f... Read more
Sunday, January 17, 2010      10 comments

You know what happens when you find a new interest or a new hobby or that book you just can't put down? Well I have found over the last two months that I have become consumed with cancer. Personally I have always felt that if I am really well p... Read more
Uncertain times
Saturday, January 16, 2010      6 comments

Well I made a decision last night and I feel relieved for having made it. Let me give you some background, as biased as it is it is the point of view I have to make decisions with. My husband was married once before me as I was. I was attracted... Read more
Getting it
Friday, January 15, 2010      7 comments

A friend sent me an e-mail about family and friend really getting it when providing support. This is my reply. Hi Michelle, I know what you mean about friends and family not getting it. They seem to feel that because they go to appoi... Read more
Managing the pain
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      8 comments

It takes a little bit of educating to manage the pain from the Taxotere. I am not a drug person and frequently I am unaware of the pain until it is too late to manage with a little Tylenol. In my normal life I might use it 2-3 times a year for... Read more

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