Mom continues to do REALLY well. She seems to tire a bit easier and earlier than she did prior to chemo, and she said her throat is getting a little scratchy, which you can hear a little bit in her voice on occasion. But other than that, she's a rockstar! She will have some bloodwork done on Friday, and I'm hoping that she doesn't have any problems after staying with Alec today (I'm so sorry!). I have been preaching about the fact that we are going to have to be careful with mom, since the chemo can lower her white blood cells which fight infection. So what do I do? Have her watch my kid with a cold. I originally called to tell her I was taking him to work with me and she wouldn't have to pick him up after school. But, I'm guessing she's missing him and her normal routine with him.
Oh, and since I only have a couple (literally) minutes, I just wanted to throw this out there. Mom said in the last week or so that twice she's had people - with good intentions - basically grilling her about her cancer and treatment. People, go easy on her. She's learning just like the rest of us are. She doesn't have all the answers. And she doesn't want to talk about it with everyone. AND if she's visibly getting upset (crying, for those of you who don't know what I mean) PLEASE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING IMMEDIATELY. This infuriates me, even though I know it is meant out of care for her. But for people to see her physically becoming upset and continue to - interrogate - her - I have a problem with. I told her she's just going to have to draw a line and tell people if she doesn't want to talk about it.
That's all for today's sermon. God bless.