VP's...and a happy Thursday to you all. This morning we had to go back to the dental clinic where they did the fine tuning on Brenda's mouth guard that will hold her mouth in a specific position and keep her tongue down when she gets her radiation treatments. Some of you know that she has a horrible gag response so she talked to the radiation nurse last night and he said that that happens to lots of folks and to begin practicing with the back of a spoon used to hold her tongue down. They have to get this splint way back on her tongue and that's when that gag thing happens. We got some expert Skype instruction from Cal and Brenda practiced last night...she's really working on "mind over matter" with this. She's doing a great job with it and certainly is not shying away from this challenge.
So we got to the dentist at 9:15 for a 9:30 appointment and had to wait until 11:00 to get in for the fitting that took about 10 minutes! GRRRRRR! Hey! It's a really busy place trying to do right by all their patients...Brenda played slots on her iTouch...a lot of slots on her iTouch!!! (Thanks Amanda, Cate, Karen, Michele, Wendy, Kim and Cal and Vic...she's having a mindless ball with that new distraction...she loves it!!!It's the PERFECT thing for this type of waiting.) The stint fit fine after a few minor adjustments and the doc tried to alter it as much as possible to keep that nasty gag response down. With Brenda concentrating and trying to relax into this, the stint worked just like it was supposed to and she did NOT throw-up all over the doctor. YEA!!! Houston...we have lift-off!! I'm so happy that she can deal with this issue so successfully.
I have some more exciting news. Marshall Vic knew that there were many stages to this cancer journey to the CURE and so when she and her alter-ego, Doc Vic, were here in Houston, they all decided that some "retail therapy" was in order. The theory was that each stage of the CURE needed a new fashion look. Now this is a little hard for Brenda and I...we are T-shirt, levis, and shorts kind of gals, but Marshall/Doc Vic have many sides to their persona....this could get really interesting. Marshall Vic finally had time out of her busy day to model the new "Stage 2 - Radiated Chemo-Sabe" fashion look. Check out the video and you'll see what I mean.
Marshall Vic's effort to create a new fasion statement for every stage of the CURE has officially given Brenda and I the idea to post this as the NEW CONTEST for June and July. The official name for this new challenge to all the VP's that are brave enough to play is:
"STAGE 2 - RADIATED FASHION ALTERNATIVES FOR CHEMO-SABE"
This should begin to stur some creative juices...heck...the first thing I thought of was, "What can I do with aluminum foil and duct tape?!" Ha! Got some ideas?
Just check out this wonderful flick of our favorite Marshall...we're now waiting for some of your wonderful and very creative ideas for Brenda's new look or a new look for you to commemorate Stage 2.
Smiles to you all...stay cool...summer is almost here!
Nurse Dee and Chemo-sabe