Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Day 3 Radiation Therapy
The above pin was given to me by one of the receptionist Alexandra. I had gone early yesterday so I could look in the gift shop and purchase a Breast Cancer pin. The shop was closed for good. She ran to the back before I could stop her...and brought out this lovely pin for me. I love it!
Today was my third day of my treatments...and I wore my lapel pin today!!
All is well...other than breaking my nice Breast Cancer water bottle! It was made of hard plastic and fell out of my hand and cracked big time...so off to order another and give once again to the Breast Cancer cause...I don't mind one bit!
As I walked in today I was happily greeted by a dear lady from my church..Betty. You might have read about this dear woman on my Creative Heart Blog of a luncheon in her honor. How nice to receive her warming hug this day. She is like a second mother to me. GOD IS GOOD to time this so.
She had brought in her daughter in law for a Chemo port. Lois has colon cancer and has been in the fight for over a year now. She has 7 children with four still at home and two of them are young twin boys about 8 yrs old.. Please say a prayer for Lois as you think upon me and Kelly Anne. Lois is a born again Christian. There are so many more I personally know of going through the battles of Cancer.
Yesterday, I saw my Oncologist and he apologized for me having to see his partner last week. He had to have emergency Triple Bypass Heart surgery!! Apologize! Such a good man. He is a very caring dedicated doctor. He thanked me when I said I'd be in prayer for him and add him to our church prayer list. I will see him each Tuesday during my treatments. He explained to me yesterday my treatment plan. The last week, I will be getting a BOOST each day..so that may give me a boost of fatigue also. I'll be prepared.
Where's THAT QUILT and nice FLUFFY PILLOW??
Oh and of course my dog GUS, will be right beside me. He has to touch me also...my furry "comforter".
The above photo was taken after my surgery as I lay on the sofa. Sweet boy.
I also spoke with a very sweet young woman ...Christy the dietitian. She is working with me now on my nutrition and weight. She did say that I eat the right foods..but need to..fine tune it. I see her again tomorrow. They want me to hold off on the extreme exercise due to fatigue issues..concentrate on the therapy and rest for now. But, we are going to work on the diet. I should have told her that my HOT FLASHES are giving me enough SWEAT now that I SHOULD be losing pounds daily! I wish!
Sooo...I might have some nutrition information for you. My eldest daughter is taking nutrition classes so she too will be my helper.
The SCARY machine was at it again today...I watched the TEETH moving in and out and whirring about. I just looked up once again and beheld the lovely SKY and kites amongst the clouds.
Yesterday was very raining and so that made for a nice day briefly!!
I continue to pray that I will make a difference there...that doors of opportuntity will be available...I am going in a little early..purposely to be available for that DOOR! (time to chat!!)
Blessings to all and again...thank you for your prayers and loving comments.