For once, the waiting room was empty when I got to the clinic, this morning! I was actually called in on time! I was weighed. I've gained a pound since the last visit; my appetite is improving even if I can't taste everything. I know I am eating a lot more than I did when I was taking the other chemo. My blood pressure was good, too. My blood test results were good; the white blood cell count was good; I didn't need more injections this time.
I had a new nurse attend to me in the chemo room. She was Japanese and I told her that my daughter speaks Japanese (that was her minor at UCLA). So she and my daughter spoke in Japanese and the nurse was so surprised and happy! She kept telling me my daughter had the perfect accent!
Today, I felt very sleepy during chemo and napped. I napped in the car on the way home, too (daughter was driving). Came home and fell asleep on the sofa! Woke up when I heard the gardener working the front garden. Then, I finished reviewing my work chapters for this week and sent them in. Sent my supervisor my weekly status update so she knows what work I completed this week. I also received a new project, yesterday, and I downloaded those files to work on them, next.
Daughter went to Japan Town with one of her friends in the afternoon, to have lunch out, walk around and do some shopping. But she didn't buy anything, except for a bag of my favorite raisin rolls. I was able to taste them just fine and ate two of them! She is now making some snickerdoodle cookies from a mix I had in the cupboard; wonder if I'll have a taste for cookies?
|Cookies Ready to go in the Oven|
For dinner, we had leftovers from last night's dinner; we finished the baked beans and broccoli, but there's still some chicken, rice, and mash potatoes. Enough for one more dinner, I think, with some vegetables. For dessert, we had freshly baked cookies that daughter made! I do have a taste for cookies!
|Fresh Out of the Oven!|
Today, I am grateful for:
- Making it this far up the mountain!
- Blood test results were good.
- Didn't need injections this week.
- Daughter brought me my favorite raisin rolls (a gift from her).
- Freshly baked cookies!
Weekend Plans/To Do List:
- Make a wedding card for my friend's daughter.
- Do laundry
- Do dishes
- Tidy/clean the kitchen
- Water the back garden
- Start decluttering and tidying my bedroom
How was your Friday? What have you planned for the weekend?