Monday, August 3, 2015

Dr. Seuss's life lessons

So I've been swimming and taking one day at a time. I'm getting treatment every Wednesday and feel pretty good. Depending on the week I’ll get Herceptin, Perjeta, Zometa, Intratheical Herceptin, and Abraxane. I’m tolerating them, just tired and occasional headache. It seems when I’m more active and doing things, I don’t feel as tired vs. just laying in bed watching Family Feud or Tree House Nation! I don’t know when I’ll be “scanned” again, kinda don’t want to know. I just take one day at a time and am thankful for this day that I’m able to function and get out of bed. I’ll probably get a brain MRI in a couple of months.

I learned last week that it really is all relative, and how we handle things. I was waiting for the elevator at the infusion center, and started to talk to this elderly African American lady. We were talking about how the medications really dry our skin (I can draw on my legs they are so dry!) I’m thinking she was going where I was going. But I was wrong she was going to Rothman Institute that is in the same building. For those of you who don't know Rothman, it is orthopedics. She shared that it was her “darn knee” then started to cry. Mumbling she can’t believe how angry she was about her knee when she couldn’t imagine what I must be going through (I looked so young). I told her not to cry we all have a story. Then the elevator doors opened and I stepped out. I’ve thought about this woman a lot since then, what she is going through, does she have support, can she pay for her treatment. I feel so grateful that I have all of those things.

I’m feeling well enough that we are going to visit the Poconos for a couple of days. I really have enjoyed our trips to the Poconos so went on expedia to find a last minute bargain. We’ll go to the resort pool, bike or hike, tree climbing fun, hit our favorite place to eat- Barley Creek Brewery and take it easy! Looking forward to it.

My quotes for this week are from Dr. Seuss who is a smart man. Ella has been reading me his stories. Not only are they clever in rhyming they have hidden meaning! I’ve always appreciated his books and even had one of his quotes hanging in my dorm room in college (next to Where’s Wally).

Thank you as always for your love, well wishes and friendship. "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." Xoxoxo, Kellie