Mornin VP's...Brenda had a rough night last night...poor thing. On top of ending her 3rd round of chemo and being amped up on the steroids they have to give her, she got a Neulasta shot yesterday that helped to make her miserable last night. Her stomach was bothering her because she needed some of her meds and couldn't take them due to time limits on the dosage. She had a spliting headache and she can't take any asprin products...they said she could take MORPHINE...but you know...we just didn't have any of that around the apartment and the last time I checked, that wasn't something I could get at the local drugstore!!! She was aching and sweaty but wasn't running a fever. She needed to eat somehting but couldn't find the noodles that I bought her yesterday. Everything else we have here in the apartment make her gag! Bless her heart....she didn't want to wake me up to show her where the dang noodles were. We worked that problem out this morning and now she knows to wake me up to help and we'll have emergency noodles/food sitting out on the counter ready to be pressed into action. She's got her meds on board now and is eating some food so she's feeling a little bit better. She'll sleep today and that's a good thing. Here's Michele's post for today:
The NJ gang got together with the Mass gang adn they had a great weekend in New York City. Michele wanted all of us to share in the fun they had and gave us this little montague' to post. Amanda is ALWAYS on the ball (no pun intended...read on and you'll get that one...) wanting to offer medical support to all that need it...well just ready Michele's post:
As you may recall, Cate, Amanda, Kim, Wendy joined Karen and me in NYC for a fun filled weekend (yes the weekend that included the MAC purchase). However, I will not talk of MACS on this entry, even if they pale in comparison to the computers ;)
NYC is a wonderful place to visit particularly because there are so many neighborhoods; each one unique and each one with a special surprise. On this particular day we were making our way thru SOHO heading to Little Italy for dinner (via the Apple store - Okay I'll stop). As we made our way down this particular avenue we stumbled upon this life size stainless steel bull.
So being a group of pretty smart women, we put 2 + 2 together; "Big in Texas" theme and "Bull in NYC". Of course we had to grab the shot to prove that even a major city can compete with Texas for big and bull. A wonderful couple offered to take the photo so we could all be in the picture for our Chemo Sabe. A bonus, he did not try to make off with the camera - NYC is improving.
Anyway, we were completing our photo shoot when of course Amanda, being the thorough doc that she is decided to examine the bull as well. She determined the horns were of good quality and the overall frame was pretty solid and clearly this was a prime specimen. I thought she had completed the exam, after all it is a stainless steel bull. But no that's when things went south - pardon the pun. Before we knew what was going on, Amanda was doing some kind of "medical exam" on the poor bull's genitalia.
I cannot serve as a complete witness in this case because as I snapped the photo, I heard Amanda whispering instructions to the bull "to cough". I'm sorry but she lost me on that one.
Now I know my integrity has been, shall we say suspect, in the past when it comes to getting the facts correct. I will be the first to admit that I do take some liberties if it makes for a better story. In some cases that criticism is fair. In other cases - well you now how those turned out - I WON!!!!!.
Anyway, rather than have to go through a few days of suspicion and people questioning my character, I thought I would show the two photos this time to prove my point. I will let you all be the judge on my integrity.
However, for the bigger in Texas theme - this is one big bull - from all perspectives!!
Chemo Sabe when you are "better than new", I am sure we can hook you up here for a ride. Bring your snappy new cowboy hat.
Thanks for the great story and pics that made us smile on a rough morning...perfect timing.