Wednesday, November 14, 2007

To do list . . . Chemo cycle #1 . . . check!

Tired and nauseated. That's how I feel.

Went to New Liskeard today for the CHOP part of my chemo. The nurse there, Lynne, is fabulous. How many other places would the nurse give you her home phone number and say to call if you have any questions?

We started the day with an anti-nauseant, which has worn off now. Then came vincristine, followed by the "Red Devil" doxorubicin. Lynne actually sits there and pushes it in with a syringe. If we can get our photo posting problem resolved, we've got one of that. Finally there was cyclophosphamide. Anna drew a picture of an open fire hydrant on the bag, with the high-vol hose leading down to the IV line. I see the chemo drugs as the water used by my little firefighters to put out the cancer-fire.

After leaving the hospital we went into town and picked up some groceries and a movie. Tonight we watch SpiderMan ("He's got radioactive blood!"--just like me!)


Robb said...

Hi Bob and Anna!
This is a very cool idea. It takes a lot of courage to expose all your trials and tribulations on the www. Wish I had your strength.

Thanks for the update and I will keep a close eye on this.

Call me if you need anything.

Am I still working for you Nov 22 & 23 ?

Take care.
Robb Roy

Jodie said...

Keep up with that spiderman!! He can beat any of those bad guys... they are those damn cancer cells. Keep swingin' spidy!

Pam said...

Hey Spidey:
Sending my Love and Light to you and Anna.

I'm glad you are able to accept the therapy. May it do the job well.

Health be yours!!!


Mom said...

A quote from Sons:-
"You are stronger than you think -
remember to stand tall.
Every challenge in your life
helps you to grow.
Every problem you encounter
strengthens your mind and your soul.
Every trouble you overcome
increases your understanding of life.
When all your troubles weigh heavily on your shoulders,
remember that beneath the burden you can stand tall,
because you are never given more than you can handle -
and you are stronger than you think."

author Lisa Wroble

Mom said...

Anna, some day you will be an artist. In the interim, keep your day job!!!!!

It helps to view the job at hand in a lighter avenue.

Lotsa love, Mom

Rowan Grace Watson Denis said...

Dear Bob and Anna
this is Priya and David here, sending big squeezes to you. Your blog is wonderful, and is reminding us how lucky we are to be with a partner where there is true love and devotion. Hooray! Some time we'd love to drive up there and say hello - we keep plotting to get out of the big smoke (by the way, we would love to see either of you any time you are in Toronto). We have a blog too, for our girl:, if you're interested. We'll keep checking on you here (we were just thinking of you yesterday). Sending you now (and often) much encouragement, good vibes and healing magic. love,David and Priya

Teri Parsley Starnes said...

Hi Bob and Anna, Thank you for letting me know how you both are doing. I have been thinking about you. Your blog is a beautiful affirmation of Beauty and Love. This is inspiring to me, may you draw upon that inspiration in your healing journey.
peace, Teri