Man! Was it a zoo in the ward last night...they even had to call the police and patient services because they were so backed up and because there was close to a riot about to happen in the waiting room! Bren and I could have handled it if we had had our riot gear available...helmet with face shield, body shield, and baton...got the visual?
Tonight it's MUCH different. Thank Heaven! We also discovered Garage 10 and the skybridge from parking to the main facility...yesterday we parked in a different location and we got soaked...tonight we're dry as can be. It just takes a while to figure all this out. It's a HUGE place in a very congested area.
We actually had a relaxing day. I'm almost afraid to say that in case the pilot of that insane airplane wants to take us out for another jump or two. Since we didn't get to bed until around 1:00 AM we actually slept (with the help of those wonderful Ambien) until 9:00 AM. So I got the laundry going...it seems like I'm always doing the laundry! Ha! I then walked over Randall's grocery store (right next store to the apartment), and got some things we forgot and my morning cup of joe. The store is really nice and it's so handy to have it right next door since Brenda is experimenting with what she can eat without tasting that damn lidocaine.
We are actually working through a litany of foods that she can get down without disgusting herself and we've come up with some good ones. If I didn't know better I'd begin to think Brenda might be pregnant!!! IMPOSSIBLE! But get this...if she eats a dill pickle first she can actually tolerate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Top Raman Noodles. (YUCK!!!) Also if she eats BBQ Lays potato chips, she can get some things down, but the pickles work the best. AMAZING!!! Our motto right now is "Whatever Works!"
So we sat around the rest of the day reading, working on the computer, eating a little food, and just doing some more organizing. We ought to get out of here by 9:00 PM so that won't be bad at all and we'll actually get to crawl into bed a whole lot earlier. We checked on her future chemo schedule and the sessions will start at 8:30 AM not 4:30 PM so that will be a whole lot better. It was really nice just to sit and have a relaxing day.
So everyone that 's the news from wet Houston on this dreary Saturday evening. Thanks Vera and Cherly for your very generous offer. We're set here for now...one day at a time and all that. We'd love to see you both again so maybe we can arrange that in the future depending on how this goes...it's just so new to us and we really don't know what to expect especially as she gets deeper into the treatments. She tires easily and I know her blood counts will get low and we'll have to be very careful to keep her safe. Here's the power of Olivia connections once again.
Vic...thanks for the gift card suggestion you made...what a very loving thought. I'd be lying if I said that this will be easy on us financially. We definitely DON'T want anyone to think that they have to do anything except write comments...THAT EVERYONE HAS to do!!
Love to you all from the new Houstonettes!