Steve and I rolled into the chemo room and ran into a little snag this morning. My nurse, Gretchen, who is the cutest little thing, told me I needed to have some labs drawn to make sure my white blood cell count was back up since it was down last week. Um... hello, news to me. She said it like I already knew this (apparently someone was suppose to call me on that one.) But I am SO THANKFUL that no one did. Had I known, I would have spent the weekend worrying, avoiding crowds and worrying some more. All for something that is out of my control.
They drew my blood and we were delayed about 45 minutes until we found out that my numbers were back up and we were a go. Several things about that situation...
First, I didn't freak out. No panic attacks. No what ifs. I actually rolled with the punches. That folks, is Growth, with a capital G! I am thankful. I even sat there and read a book.
Second, I've never been so thankful to get chemo. What? Yep, when there is a threat of delay, all you want is chemo. Hello, weirdo.
One funny chemo room story (you didn't know they existed, did you?) There is an older couple who happen to be there pretty much every day we are there. Because today's chemo goes into my chest port AND I get Benedryl (which now makes me sleepy since I've stopped fighting it) tends to be a bit less of a *walking * day. Tomorrow... I walk... today I relaxed. Well, the sweet husband pulled Gretchen aside and asked her, "Isn't that the lady who walks?" Gretchen said yes and he asked, "Is she alright? She's not walking today." She laughed and told him today is a Benedryl day. That's pretty much all you need to say to someone around there and they get it! (As his wife was snoring away.) I knew it was a matter of time before I became known as *the lady who walks.* I guess I'd rather be known for that than as the lady who snores!
Tomorrow is an abdominal day, so please pray for a thankful heart and endurance. God's using it to blast the cancer so there is LOTS to be thankful for. It's also the yucky drug day, so if you don't hear from me for a few days, trust me, I'll be back. I just may need to get past the chemo funk. Thanks for praying.