Tuesday, January 12, 2010

- Don't Worry, Be Happy

Hey All, some of you have been emailing me, concerned because I'm not posting here on my bloggy-blog as often as I used to.

Don't worry! I'm doing really well, but life has been particularly busy and I'm trying to discipline myself not to blog at, like, 3 am, which, in the past, is when several of my postings were composed.

Now that the New Year is here (2010, in case you missed its arrival), I'm also back to lots of hospital visits, which is a full-time job sometimes, as I've said.

I also received Chemo #2 yesterday, which went very well....when I eventually got it, which was 2 1/2 hours after I first arrived in Oncology. Siggghhhh. Chemo Traffic Jam. It's not like there's any shortage of people getting chemo, y'know. So if all the Chemo Stations are taken, I have to sit and wait, along with a bunch of other people.

I met a couple of sweetie-pie sisters, one of whom is on her third recurrence with lung cancer. She was in the chemo station next to mine, and her sis was keeping her company. What a drag to have to go through this once, let alone three times.

In spite of everything, we had lots of laughs, and they are my two new favorite people because they laughed at all my jokes. Ha! ANYbody who laughs at my jokes is my favorite person! Yessiree!!

George was my faithful companion, and he was his usual awesome self, fetching me lunch from the cafeteria (don't worry, the chemo kills any food bacteria - ha ha!), tea, water, etc. etc. We arrived at the hospital at 10:15 am and left at 5 pm.

And my Port-A-Cath is now working! Yay! That's the doo-dad they installed just beneath my left collarbone so that they can take bloods and give me the chemo. The "out" function wasn't working, but I got my chemo yesterday "in" by the Port-A-Cath and it worked just fine.

After my chemo was finished, Nurse Kathy put some solution in the doo-dad for a half hour (I guess that would be like a "soak cycle" in your washing machine?) and voila! When we were done, she was able to withdraw blood from it. Yahoo! No more needles in my arms! I don't know who was happier, me or her!

Nurses love the Port-A-Cath because it saves them trying to find veins that have been hardened by the chemo. What nurse wants to hurt a cancer patient poking around for a vein? Eww. So Kathy was one happy camper and so am I!

Dang! This posting was supposed to take me 5 minutes! It's impossible for me to be brief.

Anyways, stay tuned for more blogging from me....I'm going back to bed (yes, okay, I've been up since 4:30 am - I was just gonna go to the bathroom, and then I thought I'd check my email.....you know the story...)

Help! I'm a computer addict!!!!!!

Love, Me

Does it pay to have a good imagination?  :)


  1. It was really nice meeting you and George yesterday. Thanks for the ray of sunshine that brightened up a somewhat gray day. We truly enjoyed your humor as well as your spirit.

    Hope you're not too tired or drained today and that you tolerate your treatments well. Looking forward to running into you (not literally of course!) on February 1st - same time same place. I checked out your blog and it's fun and maybe even a little therapeutic??

    Be well,


  2. Hi Wendy,

    You are spot on...I was getting a bit antsy cause we hadn't heard from you...but I should have known that it was only a matter of time...you can't keep a good woman down!!



  3. So glad to see a new post and a new photo of Timmy...............oh, and you. I'm so glad for the two men in your life! 5, counting the Trinity!
    Love and blessings,

  4. Hi Wendy, I'm glad things are going well. I was a little concerned when I didn't see you on Sunday and I wasn't seeing a daily blog (just because you always had a daily one!) but read today's and felt better. You should relax more and don't feel obligated to blog so often. People certainly don't expect it!

    Have a good one,


  5. Great! You have a beautiful head. Really!
    And the brains to go with it. I don't know how you do it...but thanks for the laughs and though I still have my breasts so I shouldn't feel sorry for myself, I need smiles to get through my day lately.

    May God continue to be a source of strength to you.


  6. you add sunshine when the days need it most.

  7. Hi Wendy I am impressed with your attitude and just love it. I am a mom of two daughters the younger one was and still is a breast cancer patient for 3 years now, the oldest had a head tumour removed last June, so I can relate with all the people who went, are going, and hope not will in the future with this fleo. But I live in Montreal also so it is more dear to my heart to read your story and follow you from now on. God Bless all of you!

  8. Hi Ros, wish I could email you back but you don't have an email link. Wow, what a trial you've been going through - BOTH your daughters!

    May you have an abundance of strength, my friend. Please feel free to email me anytime - would love to chat with you or have a tea when you need a shoulder to lean on.

    Bless you,


  9. Hi Wendy hope you had a beautiful weekend, I did e-mail you at your personal e-mail, please keep doing what you are doing best, being yourself.