Tuesday, June 29, 2010

FInally in my own room..

Well finally today at 2:30 I got into my own room at the hospital! Thank goodness!! Actually took a miraculous HOT shower, in a very pretty celadon green bathroom..I'm being serious, it is actually pretty. OH yeah, I think my hair is beginning to let go, was able to pull a little out when I tugged on it. I've developed some crazy rash on my neck and chest, but I'm not gonna worry about it until tomorrow when I finish radiation. In the scheme of things, it's not itching, so it's not a big deal.

I did have a great surprise at the hospital today. As soon as I got in the room, a nurse came in to talk to me about the anesthesia. It was my old friend from MCA Pam Gurley. We were both in the textile area. It was so nice to see her face again, especially since I had just thought about her two days ago when Jamie brought me in for treatment.

Daddy and Bo came by for a visit before they left to go back to NC this afternoon. I hated to see them go, but I understand wanting to get back to the balmy 70-75 degrees of the NC Mountains. Memphis is just not for the faint of heart! Besides, I've been in the hospital most of the time they've been here. Next time they come, hopefully I'll just be resting at home and they can pamper me all they want then.

Momma came up and spent a couple of hours visiting, it was really really nice to just hang out with her, we even got to talk to my Aunt Josie in Belguim.

So tomorrow my port-a-cath is scheduled for 11am, I'll probably get the radiation treatment about 9-10ish, then maybe I'll get sprung from this joint tomorrow evening. Then Chemo starts Thursday.

Jamie and the family took the boys down to the water fountains downtown, he then brought me a vegetarian burrito with chili gravy and guacamole and chips. I love some Cafe Ole'. He's at the movies with Gus, but I think I might have him bring
me some ice cream after the movies. You see I can eat anything I want until midnight, then nada. SO I'm gonna make it count!

Today has been a really good day!
Bon Courage!


  1. I miss Cafe Olé. Enjoy it!
    In fact, I miss a lot about Memphis.

  2. Try calendula lotion or gel for the radiation burns. It's suppose to be great for that. Tell your mama I said "HEY!" (and your aunt if you talk to her again).

  3. Hey I remember Pam! Tell her hi for me if you see her again.