Today is my chemo day! In fact, I am sitting in the room right now. They just started me on the premeds so if this update sounds a bit loopy, it is not me but my anti-nausea premeds kicking in. The treatment center is more crowded today so I did not get my favorite room with the view of the waterfall, flowers, and putting green however I have a private room with a door and a tv so I am very happy!
My red blood count has increased .4 since last week so it is now 9.9. Doctor says I no longer need the iron drips and my diet and iron supplements should do the trick.. I was excited to hear about that. It was great to talk to the doctor today about any concerns. The fluttering in my ear is getting a lot better. The fluttering was due to the lower red blood count. The doctor told me I can start my radiation the week of October 24. I have a plan in place! Yay! He says I can get my port removed the week before radiation or I can wait until after radiation is over. I vote for getting it out in October! Just two months away!
This past week I have had energy and really enjoyed the time with my family. I got to go meet the kids teachers yesterday since school begins this coming Monday. Monday is the day when I usually feel like I will die because I feel so absolutely rotten so Allen will be taking them to school that day. I have never missed their first day of school before but am thankful that Allen will be there for them. My Dad flew in last night to stay for the week and my Mom continues to make this place her temporary home as she helps us out.
I didn’t see any rainbows last night as I think it is because God knows I will be okay today. Compared to my last treatment date I am stronger both mentally and physically this time around and have always been strong spiritually. I will end this update with a song that Ansley made up and likes to sing and dance to and sometimes accompanies it with a little piano playing. She calls it “Rainbow from Heaven.”
“Rainbow from Heaven” by Ansley Whitehouse
One day I saw a rainbow in the exact same spot you are in.
And then it changed to be you.
And you were as tiny as a balloon and then you spread out with the sun all over the world (repeat)
Because you are a special rainbow you are a rainbow from Heaven. (repeat 10 times)
No matter where you go (clap, clap) no matter where you stop (clap, clap) you’ll always be there to guide me because God sent you down.
And you look over all of us.
God has a crystal clear ball that He can see all of us when He says our home.
He sends angels to make the rainbow go as tiny as a balloon and then spreads all over the Earth.
No matter where you go (clap, clap), no matter where you stop (clap, clap) you’ll always guide us.