Sunday, June 21, 2009
Vegas Slots Contest - Care to Play?
VP's...We're mentally and physically preparing for the beginning of Stage 2 tomorrow morning. It's going to be a very busy day. Brenda will begin her first round of chemo at 8:00 am...for 7 hours!!! Then we go to a dental appointment after that to ensure the permanent stent for radiation works fine in her mouth and to pick us the mouth trays for her fluoride treatments that she'll have to use daily for the rest of her life. After that we go to the Radiation Treatment Center for the "dry run" to ensure everything is all set and lined up properly for the beginning of the actual radiation treatments which will begin on Tuesday. On top of all this we have to begin all the additional home self-care regiments that will help her through this next Stage.
Some of you that know me really well know that I tend to be a little OCD at times and LOVE to organize just about everything in Brenda's and my life together. Stop laughing you guys!! I HAVE to do this or I go nuts!!! Ha! Anyway, I have created a notebook with charts, calendars, useful information we can quickly refer to, and forms that will keep track of food and fluid intake, symptoms, pain levels, food and liquid elimination...well you get the idea. Karen...it would make you proud.
So now you ask...why on earth are you telling me all this! Well if you've read the comments from Michele on the blog...she has just challenged Brenda to a "Slot Comepetition." So I just thought I'd help ORGANIZE that a little and also send out the challenge to all the other VP's that would care to play. I guess the only problem is that you have to have an iPhone or and iTouch to be able to play. So if you're looking for an excuse to get one of those really great devices...now is your chance.
So...to make this fair and exciting...all the players have to use the same game. We just downloaded "Vegas Slots" into Brenda's iTouch. The game cost $3.99 but I think most of you could afford that. For those of you that have to go out and buy the device itself...the cost of the game just might put you over the edge...hell just give up your daily Starbucks' run and you're good to go. She's using the one-line, double jackpot game.
How about if we start at 8:00 AM, Houston time, for the actually beginning of the tournamnet? It's the time Stage 2 will start. If you're playing with the game today, you can just cash-out and start a-new tomorrow morning. You can report your winnings on the blog so we can all see how you're doing. We can end the game on August 10th which is Brenda's LAST radiation treatment.
So how does this sound? The Mac stores are open today and you still have time...and now an excuse...to go buy one of these really cool devices. Have I missed any details? Michele? Are you good to go? I know you got your new phone and we have downloaded and installed the new operating system on Brenda's iTouch so we're good to go.
Let the slots begin!!!
Nurse Dee...Pit Boss for Casino Chemo-sabe