Today I had my chemo and so far I am doing good. It was a very pleasing session, because there was a couple of patience there, who were reminiscing about their past and it was very interesting.We were getting very loud with all the talking and laughter.The doctor was getting a little annoyed so we had to close the doors so we wouldn't distract the other patients and doctors. There are other doctors offices near the Oncology dept.So we can be very distracting sometimes. So we closed the door so the doctor wouldn't make us put our noses against the wall. Actually the chemo room isn't in the ideal location. It's right across the hall from the office rooms. The chemo room it self is small and cramped. There are 8 chemo chairs and only 3 chairs for the visitors. There are just 2 TV's and sometimes I get stuck watching something I have no interest in. It's sad that we are told be quiet. When there is laughter and good conversation it's makes the chemo treatments that much easier. Plus the time flies by. It's nice when the other patients talk. I learn a lot and it's nice to know I am not a lone in this. I guess sometimes my chemo sessions turn into therapy sessions as well. There were two men yesterday that kept talking about how there cancer is a blessing. Which I totally believe there are many blessings that come with cancer. These men have been battling cancer for years. For Rodney it's been a 10 year battle for him. He has a rare form of cancer and very little is known about it. He recently had another surgery because of the cancer. He said when he first found out he was in his late 40's. He gave up his job and started enjoying his life. He rides his bike all over now. In fact he is part of the team that helps establish bike trails in our area. He said even on the days he is not well enough to ride his bike he is riding his bike in his mind. Because of his unique bike I have remember seeing him on the bike paths a couple of times. I look forward to seeing him again. The other gentleman is a Rev. Hayes. This is his second battle with prostate cancer. He also works full time at Inland Steel. During his free time he fixes up bikes and donates them to the children. He also goes on the streets talking to the youth and takes them to Sunday services with him. In August, The Times paper had an article on him about the bikes. It just amazes me to see how happy and strong these men are. Nothing stops them from living their dreams not even cancer. I remember before I was diagnosed with cancer when I hear about someone getting cancer and I would feel sorry for them. Now that it's me, I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me. Because of cancer I have been very humbled and blessed. It's hard to explain but there is so much good that came way my way as a result of cancer.
Next week I am scheduled for a CT Scan on Tuesday the 22ND. Prayers, prayers and more prayers are needed for a clean scan results. I will get the results of the test on Oct.1ST on my next Chemo session. The waiting for the results have been the hardest. Even thought you think you are fine in the back of your mind there is the doubt. It drives Sally crazy waiting. I was asked a long time ago by some of you what chemo medications I was taking. I finally remembered to get the info. What I take is Leucovorin a Vitamin, Eloxatin, Avastin and 5-FU/LV all Chemo medication. When I go home with the pump it's more of the 5-FU/LV
Please pray for a 4th grader name Hope that attends the same school as Zach. She was hit by a car yesterday evening on Broad St. She was air lifted last night to a Chicago hospital. She is in critical condition. From what I have heard she wasn't expected to make it through last night.