Monday, September 3, 2007
Well, when you don't have to talk to your oncologist it goes a lot faster!!!! Anyhoo, the drive in was a breeze and the drive out was too. John and Luke took me this time since they had to work in Seattle this weekend anyway. We went to Krispy Kreme afterwards and the sign was still not on - BUMMER. Oh, don't worry - we went! Couple thoughts for today.....first, I really didn't want to go to chemo today - I just didn't wanna. I started to cry when I was saying goodbye to Nolan, but I got it together. It helped that once I got to the treatment center. I think they sensed it and very causally showed me my numbers (which I don't pay attention to) and told me that I am doing really well. I believe they used the word "poster child". My white blood cell count went up from 95 to 115. Apparently, that is good and not normal. Their "therapy" for me started light and ended thick - just like I like it. So, today was good because of John & Luke, Krispy Kreme, and the nurses acting on what I needed. Those amazing nurses what would we do without them. Last thought, last night we went to my Aunt's house in Stanwood. It was just just us, the kids, and my parents and it was really nice. Laid back - no expectations - kinda event. When Mason was eating dinner he ate entirely what we ate, and he sat next to "Pa" (Grandpa). He laughed when we all did and he made conversation. It was so cute. He was really trying to be part of the whole and my heart melted. They grow up so fast, but I caught my moment. Nolan, on the other hand, fell asleep early, got up when we got home, took a bottle at 3am, and peed all over his dad in the process. Moment.......DENIED........but we still love him! ;) Have a happy week - love, me
Posted by Angela Clarno at 3:37 PM
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Dear Angela, "Poster child" is right! You have always been the inspiration for me, no matter what the challenge and this is no different. I love hearing how Mason is growing up. And also that other peoples' babies have these "diaper" issues from time to time :) Gracie is 10 mos. now and the diapers "usually" hold tough. What I want to know is how you get Mason to be so well-behaved...James is BUSY not to mention SASSY at just-turned-four. One thing I have to mention at this point, I am just in AWE of you and Grant, battling this thing and taking care of two little ones. It is all we can do in our household to get the small ones meals and baths, and try to stay sane, and there you are...doing it all and battling the greatest war of your lifetime. You are amazing, and inspiring, and I think of you and your family often, with affection. My love to you and yours.
A wise person once said "when you have children it is like your heart walks outside of your body",even old curmudgeons agree with that. Keep on healing Angie, love to you and your family. pat&mag
Angela - congrats on the good numbers. I don't ever want to go in for chemo either, but when I have good numbers, it makes it a lot easier. I'll be in on Thursday and will hopefully get a new set of numbers that will be even better than the last set. I've been meaning to answer your last email, but have been tied up. One word from someone who has been down the "anal fissure" road - Desitin - you might have this for diaper rash for your kids. Enough said about that. I'll write more in email later.
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I have always adored and marveled at the overachiever in you. But I've never loved it so much as I do now. Keep it up, and keep enjoying those tasty KKs. Love to you & the boys,
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