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NO MATTER WHAT - JUST KEEP SWIMMING!
from Finding Nemo
Just reporting in that I had a pretty decent night. Early this morning, I woke with a headache and hurting ribs. THEN I remembered this from after the last treatment. My cancer instruction book says that the bones may ache for a little while. It's not really a headache, but the skull hurting, especially around the forehead, eye sockets, upper and lower jaws. The rib ache was making me feel a bit nauseated, but it went away. so everything's good now.
I got up early to do some bookwork for end-of-the-year taxes, and pay some bills, but I need to get cracking on finishing the paint job in the family room. Even though I am the family secretary, sometimes I feel like I need a secretary, too! I thought old age would bring on a little peace and a more gentle pace, but things seem to keep rolling along faster and faster. Oh, perhaps it's because I'M moving slower and slower.
I am looking forward to meeting with old friend Betty C. next Tuesday. I hope it's still on and the weather doesn't keep her from getting here from Missouri. It will be nice to have a one-on-one visit since I haven't seen her since her brother Lyle's funeral.
Talked to sister Sandy last night, and we are both blown away by the fact that my situation is going so smoothly. We are beginning to wonder if it is true about contracting cancer from wearing a cell phone so close to a body part. It that is true, maybe this is like a whole new strain of cancer - not like a genetic/inherited strain, and therefore much easier to treat and to come back from. Sure hope so.
I want to apologize for complaining about the 5K amount that is charged for the Neulasta shot that I have after each chemo treatment. I was wrong about the amount. I had to get a detailed list of billing to send to our cancer insurance company and found out that the correct amount per shot is $5,555.00!! Lon was looking through some paperwork and told me that the key ingredients in this shot are . . . wait for it -- CHINESE HAMSTER OVARY CELLS!
If that is the case, guess who is going to start a HUGE Chinese Hamster farm? Thar's money in them there varmits. Either it is really difficult and expensive to catch those little critters and squeeze their little ovaries out, or they are almost impossible to breed and raise!
I'll keep ya posted on that.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL