Saturday, August 22, 2009

Last chemo is in 6 days...

I'm still feeling good, except I'm tired, very tired. And always have a faint headache. I'm pretty sure it's my low hemoglobin - I go for bloodwork Tuesday so we'll see what they say. The rash on my face faded away and I am sleeping fine now. So really no complaints.

I made it to my support group last week - it is so good to see other normal people going through this (well sad, but if we're all going through it at least we've found each other). Anyone walking into the room would probably think we were a book club, not a cancer support group.

I had a busy week - after our Toronto company left, we had some unplanned visitors for a few days - two of my favorite extra kids. Their parents dropped them off while they went to Edmonton to deal with a family situation. It's nice to be able to do that for them, and to know that I have friends that would take my kids in, and my kids would be totally comfortable in their homes.

And, school supply shopping is done!! I must admit, with the boys going into grades 7 & 10, the lists are a lot simpler, and things like backpacks and pencil cases can be salvaged from last year. Of course, those special oil pastels that I had to search everywhere for last year, and probably paid too much for, came back untouched at the end of grade 6 (and are not needed by either child this year). Sigh...

The earring fairy dropped off another beautiful pair of dangly earrings for me...


  1. You are so lucky to be finishing chemo soon. I seem to have been having chemo forever - 12 sessions in all. Mind you I have one on 3rd Sept then my last one of all on 10th Sept - I cannot wait.

    I still have to do my school shop for the boys but will do that this week.

    Glad the rash has gone and you are feeling better x

  2. One left ... wow ... you'll have to do something very special for yourself when its over and done with.

  3. Don't ya just love those sweet fairies??
    Glad you are getting a bit better.. ackk chemo!! {{{{Hugs}}}}I think blogs like yours help those of us without cancer to see the real face - the normal folks in it! Thank you!
    The school shopping..yikes..$300 later - Kindergarten & 5th grade for the youngest two. Uniforms too!!! is a great place for art supplies - always cheaper!!
    Thank you for popping by my Bee this morning - sending a coffee refill your way!!
    Hugs, Sarah

  4. Hi Beth.
    I just want to say "Hooray for you, last treatment this week!". You must be so happy that it is almost over!
    Get some rest before your last chemo:)
    Good luck!

  5. Yay!! Last one coming up - how exciting. I hope it goes smoothly for you. I go in for my 3rd cycle this morning...after today I'll have 5 more. I know what you mean about the support group - it's my anchor these days, on so many levels. Have a great day today!

  6. Last treatment is one of those "sweet" days!!
    And I love that the fairy left you some earrings!!

    As for those expensive oil pastels...perhaps you might use them yourself? Aren't you worth expensive goodies?!?! ;) Just let go and see what happens...I found myself (and I know many others have) that going through this experience unleashes creativity we didn't even know we had....just a thought...