I gotta say, Monday was a hell of a long day. We were at the Cancer Center at 7 am and didn’t leave until after 4 pm. Just so damned long.
I can’t say sitting in a chair next to Ernie for that long does much for my back but eh, in the scheme of things it was fine. The Pod Gods must be confused because they gave us Pod Four for his short Keytruda Infusion last week and Pod One for the 9 hour marathon. Fortunately it was a relatively quiet day there. I suppose we could request one of the little rooms when we have a long day but I hate not having natural light. Regardless, we got through it. He got his IVIG and platelets and we got home before 5 so it certainly coulda been worse. I should try to figure out meals ahead on days like that but it’s been a crazy couple of days so we foraged for leftovers in our refrigerator and collapsed in front of the tv. After all that, yesterday we heard that his platelet count went down even further and so Barnes is delaying the treatment planned for next week. Sigh.
Onto better, and very important, news: Trinity came home from the hospital yesterday!! She’s been there since last Friday. They finally figured out it was appendicitis after too many days of tossing other ideas around. She had surgery Monday and then stayed one more night. Owen is SO happy to have her back home and I am incredibly relieved that it was figured out and had a fix. I mean, come on, it’s Trinity. Whew. Life just can’t stop itself from getting on that rollercoaster, can it?
Somehow, lost in the chaos of the weekend, was Teri and Brian’s incredible party. I’ll admit it was hard to summon the energy to go and celebrate and I was anxious about my walking…but I’m so glad we did, it really was wonderful. Nobody throws a party like those two and we saw so many wonderful friends.
I have a ton of things to get caught up on. Walking is still not great but I’m managing. I leave you with a somewhat unhealthy but crazy good breakfast. Cheese and leftover bratwurst quesadillas with strawberries. Aldi’s bratwurst FTW.