Well, I got through my week of chemo, but with this round I had more side effects. Mostly tiredness and loss of energy, and loss of appetite. My leg with deep vein thrombosis also decided to flare up. Long story short, the coumadin wasn’t working very well so now Wade gives me lovenox injections every morning and night. You should have seen us last night with the first shot….I was all tensed up and he was afraid of hurting me! I felt so sorry for him! But this morning was much better, we have a great system going now. The swelling and pain seems to be better today so maybe the shots are working.
Here is some fun news…I have been asked by Jo at UT Television to do a video interview on what to expect on your first visit to MD Anderson. I will also be in a video interview about the Rotary House. These will be on the MD Anderson website. Wow! I was very flattered and pleased to be able to do this (and a little scared I have to admit)! Hopefully I will be able to say something that will be helpful to others. Interviews will be during my next appointments at MDA the first week of March.
Last but certainly not least, a picture of the beautiful watch my dear friend and nurse in Houston, Patti, made for me. She put all of those links together. This is the third piece she has made for me. This type of jewelry making is called chain maille. I was going to take a picture with the watch on my wrist, but I have not so beautiful ecchymosis, which are purple spots due to bleeding under the skin (one of my side effects). Chain maille dates back to 300 BC when clothing, armor, and all kinds of things were made with maille. Patti’s chains are so smooth and beautiful it is truly amazing!