Thursday, May 07, 2009

What's Chemo Without the Chemo?

Due to the low count of white blood cells, my chemo was cancelled this week. Instead I received a shot to boost my cell count.
I was disappointed.
It pushes back the end of chemo and radiation another week. I've figured out that if I stay on track, I'll be done with chemo and radiation on August 22nd. I don't want to be pushed into September, but another low count of white blood cells, might do that. I finished my third round of the new chemo drugs, and have nine more to go. If every three weeks I have to sit out, well, September it is.
Thank heavens I didn't make any firm plans on what I wanted to do to celebrate.
Las Vegas! Oh, hello, my favorite town. The kids and I are planning to go, but we don't have a date in mind, that will come later. Vegas is more than gambling, which I like to do as well. You can spent time just cruising the hotels and looking at all the free stuff, such as the water dance in front of one of the hotels, plus, the pirate ship take over. The roller coaster ride, it costs, but it's a lot of fun.
Cruise me baby! I love cruises. I've been on three, and my next one will be in the Caribbean, the beaches are too beautiful for words. I've also taken side trips, I've seen two Mayan temples, and they have them designed to the summer and winter solstice. When the sun rises, the light goes through a hole and lights up the whole area. How did they know how to do that? I find that very interesting.
Writer's Retreat. I'm wanting to be with like-minded writers. People whose eyes don't glaze over when you talk about writing. Family and friends will ask about your writing, but if you get excited to talk about it, their eyes go blank quickly. So, a writer's retreat is on my list.
NYC. I enjoyed my trip there last Thanksgiving week. We saw a show every night, from a Korean play to Momma Mia! I visited three candy shops, (who knew!), two museums, quite a few restaurants. Food was debatable. Some restaurants weren't up to snuff. There is a steakhouse across the street from Chelsea Market that is fantastic. Our waiter worked there for over forty years! Yes, I would make time to go back there again.
That's my list so far, I'll keep adding to it as I think of more fun things to do.
Life is still good, even if it's delayed.



At 7:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Donna, It's your old friend Diane Holmes. Your Writing Tips Group just showed up in my inbox after being missing for a couple years. It was great to see your name again. :):):)

Big hugs on the chemo, sweetie.

My Dad is undergoing chemo for liver cancer. He had a scan Friday and is getting the results as I type. Anyway, much more chemo for him either way. So whenever I think of him, I will also send you great healing thoughts.


At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just joined your contest alert group and saw your post about your blog, so I came to check it out.

You have a wonderful, bubbly personality that shines through your posts.

I look forward to getting to 'know' you on the group.



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