She has rubbed off on me. Yesterday, I found myself, Kathy & Channing in tow, anxiously awaiting the door of Quilt Cove in Eagan to open promptly at 10 am. I'd started a chemo quilt a while back and was less than pleased with the results. Less than 24 hours before the first round was to begin, I was on a mission to make a new one.
|Channing managed to find the bin of toys at the Quilt Cove and had half of it emptied onto the floor in the twenty minutes we were in the store. No complaints here though. We were happy he was so well entertained.|
Around 11 PM, I called it a night, leaving WM working at the dining room table. He attended to his client's needs all the while keeping a frantically sewing Kathy company. She was hand sewing the binding onto the quilt as fast as her fingers would fly. At 2 AM, I heard the ding of the alarm system. The house was suddenly still. It was done!
Channing tried it out this morning. He snuggled in it watching a movie while WM & I got dressed and packed our bags to head to MN Oncology. Filled with extra Channing love, it was the last thing we grabbed as we headed out the door.
Round one is now done. Aside from having a difficult IV placement, it went well. Emily & Liz, my nurses, were wonderful. Informative, reassuring, attentive. All the things you want in your chemo nurse. When Emily reviewed my labs with us, she noted that the indicator for my immune system shows it is highly functioning. That's a definite plus. She also told me the red chemo drug would turn my pee color. It did. I laughed out loud as I flushed the toilet in the chemo suite.
Now, we wait for the dust to settle, to see how my body reacts and hope, of course, for the absolute best. For those of you who have been blessing us with your prayers, keep them coming!