Yesterday Steve did his second day of chemotherapy for 6 hours. He was well taken care of and received a neck pillow from some second graders. Pinned to the pillow were the following words, in second-graders’ handwriting:
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.”
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
Today was the 3rd day of chemotherapy. It was just a quick shot in the arm. No more for 2 weeks now. He is feeling a bit nauseated but is taking medication for it, and using peppermint essential oil. He is committed to staying active, which is highly encouraged by his care providers, so he is cleaning out the garage now. He also did some yard work. It was fun doing a project together. He has much more energy than I do.
I drove Steve to chemotherapy this morning, then to the bank and the grocery store. So I am getting practice driving. It’s scary but I am building up my confidence. I have to be very present and concentrate. My mind wants to wander. Still not planning to drive the freeway anytime soon.
This evening we are having a going-away party for my son Andy and his family. They are moving to Georgia. He will be my first child to move out of the state and I will miss him and his beautiful wife and daughter. I hope Steve will feel well enough to enjoy our noisy family of 4 kids, 2 daughters-in-law and 9 grandkids. And a couple of dogs. Fun!