I have to return to Halifax tomorrow for one last radiation treatment because the machine that I was assigned to was down for one day and as a result, they tacked the missing treatment onto the end. I really don’t want to go but I promised myself and Mr. Painted Quilt that I would give it my best shot and if driving the 250 miles round trip is what it takes, then so be it.
The radiation and chemo treatments have not been easy. I have extensive burns, blisters and open wounds from the radiation and supposedly during the next week to ten days these will only get worse as a result of the cumulative and lingering effects of the 30 treatments.
On a positive note, however, this has been the first weekend where I have not experienced nausea and have been able to eat something other than toast and a piece of fruit.
So guess what is simmering on the stove?
A huge pot of spaghetti sauce!
I’m hoping that I’ll be able to enjoy a little of it for dinner. I know Mr. PQ will because after the second week of treatments, I did not have either the stamina or fortitude to able to cook anything but thanks to our friends and neighbors, they kept him well fed and occupied.
All I’m hoping for now is for my mojo to return soon. I’ve had neither the will nor desire to do anything quilting or stitching related and even my appetite for reading has disappeared. After the second week of treatments, all I did was sleep and and could only manage to look at pictures in magazines.
My poor house has been very neglected as well which is so un-me. But the dust bunnies have promised to hang around until I’m strong enough to tackle them, hopefully some time later this week. *wink*
So while dinner is simmering on the stove, this is what I’ll be doing this afternoon…
Opening all the wonderful cards, letters and prezzies that arrived during this past week! You guys are the greatest!
I can’t tell you often enough how grateful I am to you all for being there and for holding my hand while I walked down this scary and unknown path. I doubt that I could have done it without your support and encouragement.
Until next time,