When I got there at nine there were six men already receiving treatment, but my favorite chair was empty so I grabbed it.
Kind of a drizzly humid overcast day in Portland, but still a nice view of the river out the window next to my chair.
I took materials with me to make Thank You cards today. Gerry, the guy across from me a ways, was very curious about what I was doing and I had him choose a half dozen cards to take home to send to people who have helped him out.
When Donna and I went to the Cumberland Maine Craftsmen Show, I hoped to find something I could wear as a talisman during treatment. I had in my mind that I'd find a pin or a bracelet. Instead I found the perfect pendant! The darker stone is a shard of rock from Two Lights and the other is a freshwater pearl. The setting is hand-shaped sterling silver and it's on a 20" silver chain. I LOVE it! For those of you who know anything about Tarot cards, the first card I drew for information after my diagnosis was the Two of Swords. This pendant reminds of that card and its message. Two Lights is also a special place for me and for my son Andrew. And I like that both salt water and fresh water are represented in this piece.
Treatment went pretty easily--two anti-nausea drugs, three chemo drugs; some saline and Heperin. I was out by 1:15 and then headed over to the Lymphedema Center for a massage treatment. Shopping after for the ever-elusive compression camisole. Picked up more anti-nausea prescription drugs at Rite Aid in Gardiner, so I didn't get home until nearly 6 PM.
One of our neighbors dropped off lots of cucumbers today so I had a cucumber sandwich for dinner.
Expect the nausea and fatigue to kick in by tomorrow morning.
7:25 PM Friday night