Ooh, Jeanette, what a wonderful treat! I love green popsicles! Yum! Glad you're able to be outside without paying for it in allergies or at least I hope that's the case.
Chemo day started on a weird note but it got better after that. They tried to draw my blood through my port which is how I've usually had it done. For some reason, it wouldn't draw but there was no problem injecting the Heparin. So, the phlebotomist had success accessing my one good vein on my left arm. Yea! Only one stick and no collapse! Anyhoo, later when I was in the doctors exam room, the nurse took my blood pressure and it was 106/72!
No wonder we couldn't get blood! Why it was so low, I have no idea but it did explain to me not only the blood draw problem but the sluggishness that's hung on during my break. Last night, I started having a steady pain in the lower right quadrant of my abdomen. Nothing I did made it worse and nothing made it better. I briefly wondered if, somehow, I had developed another hernia. The hernia I have is on my stoma and has never caused me any pain so I was really unsure. Ibuprofen didn't make it better but the pain hasn't escalated either and I went on to sleep and figured it would be gone this morning - you know, just one of those things. Well, it wasn't hurting as much this morning but it still really hurt. I mentioned it to my onc and during her examination, she pressed on the area and I just about came up off the table! "Does that hurt?" "Uh, yeah, yeah it does" DH is over in his chair rolling his eyes. She probed a little more and said she could feel some kind of defect there but it didn't feel in anything was coming through the muscle like a hernia would. She's decided to move the next CT up to after my next round of chemo in two weeks. I think she wants to see what's going on in that area since I don't have an appendix, not much of my colon either. In fact, it's packed there with the omentum the surgeon removed from my stomach when I had my cancer surgery. She did ask if it felt like adhesion pain and I said, if it was, it was different than the adhesion pain I normally deal with. So, there's a mystery and it could be just one of those mysterious pains we stage 4s get that have no rhyme or reason.
After that, the chemo went well if slower than usual. I know they did this because sometimes patients have reactions to chemo they've never had before when they go back on it. Praise the Lord that wasn't the case!
Last night, I was craving tacos and told DH while I was infusing that I thought I wanted tacos for lunch but had just about changed my mind and was going to get enchiladas when we walked into the restaurant and they had a Taco Tuesday special! They were exactly what I had been wanting! I probably won't have that craving again for a very long time and will most likely just have them at home when I do. Serendipity!
Went by son's house and he brought the Princess outside to see us but he had her all bundled up which she didn't like one bit and she didn't like the bright sun light either. I stayed in the car and talked to her through the rolled down window and she did smile at me before looking at her daddy with a frown and started trying to cover her eyes. He took her back inside and changed his shirt so none of her cells were on it and I got to hug him. It was wonderful! We have one more week to go before we can spend time with them. I should be feeling better by then and I fully plan on spending most of the day with my son and his daughter!
One more piece of good news - I lost 5 pounds in the last month! I was really glad to see that! Now that I'm back on steroids, it will probably pack back on but I'll take what I can get when I can get it.
It was a beautiful day here today too but the wind seemed like it was going to blow me off my feet! My hairdo definitely became a hair don't!
Didn't help DH's or my allergies at all either.
Hope this was a day of blessings for you!
God bless ~