Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Z Is Feeling Better

Z had her first chemo treatment Monday. I was scheduled to pick her up at 2:30 but she called at 2:00 to tell me to pick her up at 4:30. Just as I was looking for my keys, she called again to tell me she wouldn't be finished until 5:30 and her youngest son would be off work and able to pick her up. She sounded very tired and very impatient.

This morning I called her when I got up to find out if there was a schedule for today that I needed to be ready for. She sounded strong and bright. She said she was feeling much better today. I am amazed and ask her a couple of questions about the chemo. She says, she loves her assigned nurse. Aside from being boring, it wasn't that bad. She says their old family friend J will take her to all her radiation treatments. And all she'll need me for is to pick her up from chemo, one day a week. I'm amazed and relieved and so happy to hear her feeling alive again.

Now I have a crashing stress release headache. I know, it doesn't sound fair, but I'm so relieved I've been giddy all day. I tweeted throughout the Sotomayer testimony today on CSpan. I have eaten sensibly so far, but there is still a bit of cake and plenty ice cream.


Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Good news, then. Be grateful. Move forward.

Wait. What? said...

I am so happy she is feeling better. So glad to read some relief


Sherry Pasquarello said...

great news.

p.s. cake heals almost everything!

Laura said...

I'm glad that her first chemo went well. Hopefully she'll keep feeling okay. I'm sure having both chemo and radiation at the same time is going to kick her ass though. If she can have some good days that's really great! :)
Still sending good thoughts and vibes your way!

Billie Greenwood said...

So happy to hear this good news. I passed on the award you gave me today, Utah. Keep tweeting! Bless you for your goodness to Z.

Utah Savage said...

You know part of the reason she's doing so well is all the healing energy that's coming her way. You thoughts are probably as powerful as any medicine. At least if Z knew I was journaling this experience as it impacts me. But she does believe in the power of thought, white light energy, healing through a good attitude. So if she knew, she'd approve knowing how lovely your good wishes for her are expressed. Your sincerity is powerful for me. You keep me steady and honest.

Anita, thank you for the correction on fact about Anita Hill when I wrote Anita Rice instead. I loved that it was you who had the kindness to point it out to me. Like a girlfriend with the sense to tell you about the fact that your fly's undone or you have lipstick on your teeth. Thanks.