Month: December 2013

New Year’s Eve

Yesterday was JJ’s first day of his second cycle of Chemo. We had to be at the Cancer Center at 10:30 a.m. We were again taken to Room 8, which is our favorite Infusion Room because it is bigger than the others and has… Continue Reading “New Year’s Eve”

Chemo Cycle 2

Yesterday morning I got up early, wrote a post for this blog, and then fell back to sleep on the loveseat. I slept until noon. So did JJ. EJ slept pretty late too. We spent a very lazy day–none of us even changed out… Continue Reading “Chemo Cycle 2”

Vladimir and a Thousand Terrible Things

Yesterday we had to go to the lab for JJ’s weekly blood test. The drive to the lab was very beautiful. Last weekend’s ice storm was worse just north of us and there is still a lot of ice remaining on the trees there.… Continue Reading “Vladimir and a Thousand Terrible Things”

Oh, My Goodness!

Today was spent doing routine chores. EJ brought in firewood, fixed the floor near the washer/dryer, and other tasks. I did dishes, cleaned the house, and reconciled the checkbook–a task I do not enjoy. We walked to the bank together, and then to the… Continue Reading “Oh, My Goodness!”

Bad Hair Day

Yesterday was a busy day. JJ’s laptop was ready to be picked up at the repair shop, so EJ went and got it for him. With JJ vulnerable to illness, I stayed home with him. He suffered terrible body aches from the injection he… Continue Reading “Bad Hair Day”

Ice Storm, Yoopers, and Chemo

This morning we had to be at the Cancer Center at 9 a.m. for a 90 minute chemo session. I was afraid the roads would still be slippery from this weekend’s ice storm, but EJ drove skillfully, as always. There is a gate at… Continue Reading “Ice Storm, Yoopers, and Chemo”

Ice Storm

Yesterday our country was hit with terrible storms. The south had bad rain storms and tornadoes. The north was hit by bad snow and ice storms. Yesterday in our area it rained and as the day darkened into night, the temperatures fell and the… Continue Reading “Ice Storm”

Odds & Ends

Yesterday JJ had to get a blood test, so we drove the hour (or so) to the lab. The blood test didn’t take long. We managed to time it just right so we were the only ones in the waiting room. Before we left,… Continue Reading “Odds & Ends”

Further Ahead

Today I felt very lazy. We all spent the morning just sort of taking it easy, which, after the busy weeks we’ve had, was a joy. While we were talking to the doctor the other day, he told us that there is another young… Continue Reading “Further Ahead”

Don’t Blink

Today was a very relaxing day of no Chemo or doctor appointments. JJ felt quite well this morning, so he went with me to the bank and post office. A friend who works at the bank gave JJ a hug, and the postmaster greeted… Continue Reading “Don’t Blink”

Chinese Takeout

Yesterday afternoon JJ had a two-hour session of Chemotherapy. The Infusion area was very, very busy and we were tucked into a little room in a corridor that I didn’t know existed. We had a new nurse named Kim. She was sweet. Sam the… Continue Reading “Chinese Takeout”

Kvetching Order

Yesterday was a quiet day, relatively speaking. It was one of the quietest days we’ve had in a long time. We didn’t have to go anywhere. It snowed all Saturday and Sunday. I’m not sure how many inches of snow we got. I heard… Continue Reading “Kvetching Order”

Small Delights

I think last night was JJ’s roughest night so far. I can tell when he’s not feeling well because he is unable to settle down but paces around the house. Last night even the anti-nausea medicines didn’t seem to help him. At his request,… Continue Reading “Small Delights”

On The Fifth Day of Chemo

Last night JJ was talking to a friend through the Internet. They were discussing his cancer. After a bit, JJ called out to me, “What kind of medicine am I on again?” I never can remember the long unpronounceable names of medications. My mind… Continue Reading “On The Fifth Day of Chemo”

On The Fourth Day of Chemo

Everyday we get up, get dressed, and care for the pets. I put a load of whatever clothing, towels, or blankets JJ has used over the night into the washer. I make sure we have everything we need in our bags to take with… Continue Reading “On The Fourth Day of Chemo”

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