Anywho, she called to tell me a movie was on that I'd wanted to see and I asked how she was feeling. She kind of half laughed, half sounded ouchy. She said she was feeling it now, unlike earlier when she was hopped up right out of surgery. She was going to go recline and relax. She said it isn't that noticeable, since it's all under her skin. Is it weird that I want to see it? lol I love medical shows. I hate that this was done on my mom, but I'm kind of fascinated to see how this all works. I'm hoping she lets me take pictures to share. Maybe be able to take some of the scary parts to a less scary level for everyone. We'll see.
I have some books on the way that I think are going to be helpful - I hope anyway. If anyone has some recommendations on good books, please let me know. Not about cancer, preferably. Just good stories, plots and interesting characters. No sci-fi. I think Twilight and Stephen King is about as sci-fi as we get.
Mom signed up for the Look Good Feel Better class. This is through the American Cancer Association. The theory is if you look good while undergoing chemo, you'll feel better. Your skin and appearance is going to change for a bit, but they provide suggestions on how to feel better by looking good, even though you may not feel so good. It's a great program from what I've read. No guests are allowed, due to respecting the privacy of the other women who may be in different stages of treatment. And the ladies all get a goody bag of cosmetics and stuff to help them get their purrty on :) Which is good, because it is advised to throw away all makeup you had before chemo and get new, due to bacteria. I'm going to invest in hand sanitizer and plant them all over mom and dad's house - and mine. And maybe purses and vehicles. I know, I know....but I'm already kind of a germaphobe...
I think I've hit a wall. it's 9:30 and I'm about whipped. I'm going to crawl into bed and catch some ZzZzZzs.
Happy Thanksgiving Eve!