Just a quick update. The second chemo session went well but the effects are not very kind to Alice. This one is turning out to be no more of a picnic for Alice than the first one. The first couple of days following the second session last Friday were okay with no real problems. The last few days, however, have been miserable for both Alice and me. Needless to say we are both tired (Alice much more so) of this yo-yo syndrome with a few days of feeling okay followed by a few days of misery. Pretty soon, it will be time for the next treatment.
I keep telling Alice to look ahead to June when these things will be done with. I also tell her that thousands of people have gone through chemotherapy, some for 6, 9 or 12 sessions and have survived. After all, she has only 3 sessions to deal with. In any case, I told her that I know of no one who had died from chemotherapy. So, if any of you know of someone who died because of chemotherapy, we do not want to know about it!!
Seriously, just to let you all know, we are going to be fine and it is just a matter of time. As difficult as it is to convince Alice of this, I am sure that she will come out of her current funk. She was busy yesterday getting all of our donation materials (clothing, shoes etc) together and labeling all of the ten or so shopping bags of stuff so we can take them to the homeless shelter in the next few days. I am going to get her to go with me to drop them off because I am positive that it will lift her spirits.
Sorry to be whiny about this but I was told by many of you to keep the updates coming.