Sunday, August 14, 2011


Whew.  It's been an eventful, yet uneventful few days.  On Thursday, we met with Dr. Gill, and Mom decided to try the chemo for sure.  Her first treatment is on Wednesday, August 17th.  We shall see how this all goes. 

I gave myself a respite for a few days...from Friday until today.  I selfishly called them my "Mom-Free Days." I didn't really mean that I didn't want "Mom," I just didn't want to face any sort of reality for a few days.  I have been so sick.  I have stomach problems, and my neck muscle is so cramped, that it has taken 3 days for it to relax.  As I posted on Facebook, I had taken 2 muscle relaxers and a Vicodin, and it still hurt.  I feel better today, but I'm sure it will get worse this week. 

I'm concerned because my normal "coping mechanism," is to just throw myself into work and "not deal."  It's not working for this situation.  I have to figure out something else.

Enough about me. Mom is doing MUCH better with her eating.  Having Sue and Aunt Elaine there this week made her a little bit stronger, but I think she'll be glad when they are home.  Aunt Elaine took us to a Chinese buffet today for lunch.  Mom ate really well, and it was so nice to see her "normal."  Come to think of it, I haven't seen her eat that much for at least a year or two.  She didn't even leave the house much in the past year. 

I talked to Dr. Gill about hospice.  He said he was all for it, but they would not support chemo.  That's probably not the case, but at the moment, I don't have time to research it.  I don't think we're in any hurry in the near future. 

My shoulders are aching just by typing this.  Ugh.  Here we go again!

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