chemo #3 — what a long day!!

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yesterday we put chemo #3 in the books… what a loooonnnggg day!! got there at 8:30 am and didn’t leave til after 5 in the afternoon..  i was exhausted!!  of course my sister charon sat on a little stool next to the cage the whole time i got fluids and the red koolaid and then more fluids..her butt must be a bit sore i think.  she almost finished knitting the whole pair of socks she brought to work on.  i’m really tired today, need to nap extra hard i think…  only two more of these kind of days, then no more … i’ll be glad to get this all done.  just the thought of two more makes me need to nap…  last one to the sofa bed in the library is a rotten egg!!!

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Author: etgayle

gayle developed a small lump in her right front wrist. biopsy determined it was a soft tissue sarcoma, with amputation feb 17, 2010. she's recovering nicely, taking naps when needed, and enjoying every moment of every wonderful day. in december 2010 we discovered oral melanoma cancer. gayle had two surgeries to remove tumors, but the ugly disease took her from us december 12, 2011. love never ends.

11 thoughts on “chemo #3 — what a long day!!”

  1. I’ll bet you were tired; it is an exhausting process for everyone. At least it sounds like you’re going to get some socks out of the deal 🙂

    Hope you don’t have too many ill effects from the chemo. Naps are wonderful.

  2. Wow – what a very long day indeed! Your sister sounds like a real trooper, hanging out with you all day and knitting you socks. She must be pretty special. Enjoy those naps and get lots of rest while you still can cause I bet when you’re done with all of this, you won’t even know what a nap is :). You’ll have to send us pictures of you wearing your new socks!
    Lots of hugs!
    Kami, Mackenzie and Kobe

  3. no socks for me…i slide around enough on the tile and wood floors. since i got sick, charon’s been knitting ‘people’ socks non-stop to keep busy when she sits with me, or watches me nap… must be alot of naked sheep somewhere…

  4. Oh, sweet Gayle. You are one tough little girl. I had my very first chemo treatment yesterday. Your sister must really love you to sit by you all that time 🙂 Make sure you get plenty of rest and lots of treats. Before you know it, you’ll be all done and that cancer will be all gone.

  5. Those five will be done before you know it, and then you’ll get back to your ol’ self and cancer free! Hope you’re feeling good and not having any side effects. Keep it up!

  6. Happy May Day! We hope you are feeling well enough to enjoy it. Lincoln is just one chemo behind you…only three to go for him.

    We’ll be thinking of you!!

    Lincoln and his Mom

  7. Cool that your charon can sit there with you, gayle. I wish I would have been more demanding and sat with Opie when he was getting his chemo. Good for her!
    Opie’s mom

  8. well, being with gayle is one of the reasons we are doing chemo at our vets’ office, not at the vet college. our vet knows gayle and i are a package deal and doesn’t mind that i’m with her through everything (except xrays) – i was even there when she had her first biopsy, seems even under sedation good ‘vibes’ are very important. funny how people say gayle is so lucky to have me by her for the whole treatment… i reply that it seems to me, i am the lucky one, it’s a priviledge to be with her and offer support. to me, gayle is the teacher here, and i am her greatful student.

  9. Hi! I somehow missed your post. Your mom and my mom should get together – my mom knitted a plethora of mittens while she was sitting with me during my recovery this winter. But she wasn’t allowed to sit with me during chemo – you are one lucky dog! Between your mom and my mom they can really help keep people’s extremities warm! 🙂 Funny – I didn’t get any mittens, though. I slip enough as it is!

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