Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chick Magnet

Lots more of the same today folks, must have been a swarm of jellyfish that I bounced through, like the scene in Finding Nemo.  It is relentless, and even though I am taking the pain meds every four hours, of that only 2 have significant relief.

Prickly prickly, stinging, tingle tingle.

Tingle Bells, Tingle Bells.

Silent Night, Prickly Night.

Have Yourself a Prickly Tingly Christmas.

Not much to tell you about today, or the day before that or the day before that, but any day now folks, I will be turning the corner



I have only driven twice in the last three weeks.  Once last Friday to see The Good Witch.  Then again today to pick up Robin after Marching Band practice.  A few days ago he had jokingly asked me to bring Muffin along the next time I pick him up.

"How come honey?"

"That little puppy is a chick magnet, Mom!"

Imagine the surprise on his face today, when I parked the car, and Muffin bounded out as I hobbled behind, while Robin's back was to us.  Soon enough, Muffy was jumping all over her boy, and Robin gave me the biggest, cutest, I love you Crazy Mama, grin ever!

Unfortunately, all the girls had already been picked up, but Robin's loss was Muffy's gain, getting loads of attention from all the boys waiting for their rides!  She was beside herself and a crazy poodle fool going from one to the other, all these hands reaching for her and petting her.

I'm sure now, she will be the one begging me to bring her along to pick up Robin.

I received a comment on last night's blog that made me super happy.  Well, they all do, I love reading the comments.  This one was really special and completely unexpected!

I know I've mentioned on this blog several times a little book I regarded as my chemo bible.  It's called the ChemoCompanion Care Guide.  On one of my early appointments with The Good Witch, Husband found a stack of them in the waiting room for patients.  It turned out to be a book that was kept on my nightstand all through my five months of chemo.  I can't say enough how much it helped me.  The cover of my copy has water stains from the night I spilled my glass of water on it, while reaching for nausea meds.  I cleaned up the book before I took my meds that night!  All the pages of that little book are worn, it was such a huge help and resource for me.  I kept it within hands reach, literally.

I received this message on last night's post.

This blog is a great service to women who will follow in your footsteps, as too many will. You are part of a sisterhood that will forever hold each other up. Best of wishes as you continue your journey. Jean Sprengel, MD Author, ChemoCompanion Care Guide

I about fell off my chair reading that!  Wow.  Dr. Sprengel, who is an anesthesiologist, wrote the book for her sister Kaye, after Kaye had a recurrence of breast cancer that would require chemotherapy.  That little book was so important to me!  What a great great surprise, I don't know how she found my blog but it made me really happy tonight.

Thank you so much Dr. Sprengel for your comment and encouragement.  You have no idea how much it means to me coming from you!  I think that little book is a MUST HAVE for anyone receiving chemotherapy.

As a reminder for those that are interested, here is the link where you can purchase the book.


Woo hoo!!!  My little blog that could.  Woo hoo!!!!!

Ouch.  Ouch.

Tingle Bells.  Tingle Bells.


Beneath the Eaves said...

Your blog is a great service to all who walk the walk of BC. It is well deserved that the author should write you. Your honesty has been key.Your powerful words have been your magnet.

Jill said...

I read this a few days ago. Yet, I still can't hardly believe you got a comment from Jean Sprengel!!! Awesome!

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