Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chemo Day Eve

Yesterday I drove myself for the first time since my surgery. Big trip to Backus to get my blood drawn and then over to Stop and Shop to get an RX I had called in.

I did fine. Came home and took a nap.

Today I stayed in bed late and got up, showered, came downstairs and cleaned up a bit, just in time for a visit from Jean and Dorothy. We had coffee and goodies Sandy picked up from the bakery and had a nice visit. Then I collapsed on the recliner. Have to save my energy for dinner tonight at Ruby Tuesday's with David and Lynne, we're meeting them there at 6:30.

Teddy Pendergrast died yesterday. One of my favorite singers. I fell in love with his voice when he was the lead singer for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. Then when he struck out on his own, his singing became even sexier. I love "Close the Door", "Turn Out the Light," "Come and Go With Me," all of them, really. I will miss him. He was a nice guy, who turned the tragedy of being paralyzed into good in his life. RIP Teddy.

Tomorrow the Chemo Project starts. Sandy will be with me, watching me closely for signs of allergic reaction. It will be an all-day affair as they have to pass the stuff slowly to see how I tolerate it. Lily will come and stay in the car so we don't have to worry about her being left in the kennel at home. Maybe they will let her come in with me. We'll check on that. There may not be enough space in the room for her though.

I can't get the poor people of Haiti out of my mind. I had to shut the CNN coverage off as it was driving me crazy. They have nothing and now the dead bodies, the poor to non-existent sewerage system, no clean water, what a mess.

I am going to send money and whatever else they need. The Red Cross is already out of supplies down there. Unbelieveable the devastation.

Watched the Husky men get outplayed again last night and really have to wonder about their desire and determination. I don't think that they have what it takes to be winners....not now anyway.

The women, on the other hand, are a different story. They are well on their way to breaking the school record for consecutive wins. I don't see anyone beating them for a long time.

I have to sign off and rest up.



Carol said...

Blessings to ya lady!

Stevie Blunder said...

Ug. You back on road to recovery Chemo Sabe.

Ann.... Maybe it's a blessing that I'm missing all the UCONN games. Hope yer feelin' well.