Month: January 2014

A Tale of Two Roommates

This has been an exceptionally long week for us. EJ and I have been exhausted. I’m not sure why because it’s not unpleasant sitting with JJ at the Cancer Center. It could be that the constant drives to the Cancer Center, the bad weather,…

Sisu

Yesterday, even though we had a flat tire when we left the Cancer Center, I didn’t feel utterly exhausted when we got home. I was extremely thankful that we were able to get the tire fixed so quickly and weren’t stuck at the side…

Tire(d)

I had trouble getting to sleep last night. I finally got to sleep, but then my alarm went off at 2:30 a.m. to remind me that it was time to give JJ his anti-nausea meds. After I gave JJ his pill, I added wood…

Day 1 of Cycle 3

Yesterday we spent much of the day cleaning the house and doing chores. After we were finished getting everything done, we sat down and watched a favorite Netflix series with delightfully quirky characters. This morning we woke up to another six or so inches…

Surviving Chemo Tips

Yesterday I fed the birds TWICE and then I looked out the window and saw that the feeder tray was again empty. So I filled my small repurposed coffee container with seed from the larger repurposed kitty litter buckets in which I keep the…

Bread, Soap, and a Mouse

Once again, like we’ve done every day this week, I woke my guys up at 8 a.m. They were a bit resistant to getting out of bed this morning…but resistance was futile. Despite my thankless job, I was able to get them out the…

Injection & Exam

As we have all week, we woke up this morning at 8 a.m., left home at 9 a.m., and arrived at the Cancer Center at 10 a.m. for JJ’s injection to force his bone marrow to produce blood cells. On the way to the…

The Etsy Hats

Like yesterday and the day before, I woke my guys up at 8 a.m. so we could leave at 9 a.m. to drive to the Cancer Center for JJ’s injection. JJ struggled to wake up and was slow getting ready. I told him he…

A Special Time of Love

We do not have a “set in stone” appointment time for JJ’s injections this week, so I woke my guys up around 8 a.m., and we got in the car about 9-ish for the drive to the Cancer Center. We figured that arriving at…

Mixed Blessings

We had to be at the Cancer Center this morning at 8:30 a.m. so I got up at 6 a.m. My Chemo week mornings are busy because I have to get dressed, eat breakfast, feed the pets, let Danny out and back in, make…

Cycle 3 Preparation

Yesterday we spent the day mostly resting. I say “mostly resting” because I did go to the bank because I had forgotten to get cash earlier. I hate to do business on Saturdays, but we need money for gas and food during this week…

“Damage My Calm”

Usually EJ gets out of work at 10:30 p.m., but last night he worked until 3:30 a.m. By the time he got to bed it was about 5 a.m. He was exhausted by his long day, but he only was able to get 4…

Tattle Tale Mom

Last night EJ brought home a fun hat that one of his work friends had made for JJ. It was bright orange, funky, and very soft so it feels good on his head. It made him look like he had orange hair. JJ loves…

Magic Mouthwash

Last night EJ thought he might be getting sick, but this morning he said he was feeling pretty good. He thinks maybe he is just tired and rundown. With JJ’s immune system so low, I do not know how he could keep from getting…

A Bit Low

I slept on the loveseat last night because JJ hadn’t felt well, and I wanted to be available if he needed me (he didn’t). The loveseat is too short to be entirely comfortable, but I do enjoy the cuddling of the cats. During the…

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