Back I go to Kaiser today (fourth trip this week) to get a new drain put in. The one put in during surgery came out too soon (my own error: catching the tube with my thumb when taking off my knickers!) and my body is having a hard time absorbing all the fluid that my 21 lymph nodes used to handle. I was so happy to be done with that thang! But alas, we do what we gotta go.
Chemo starts on February 19. I went to the "Chemo Class" on Wednesday. I haven't been a student in class in a long time. I found out I still blush when I raise my hand. Ha! And also, I now have my first ever VIP parking pass! Woo! Hoo!
Tomorrow I have to spend the day going through my Mom's things, at least what remains at Shannon and Isaac's house. Thinking ahead, because with foresight it looks like I'm not going to be full of the energy to do this once July gets here, and Shannon and Isaac are moving from that house, and I'm just finishing up 18 weeks of chemo....
Today I called a wig maker in Sausalito to inquire about using my own hair to make a wig if I wanted to. I'm not strong on the wig bandwagon, thinking bald is beautiful and scarves and hats are fun and fine, but just in case I get weary of those things 8 months from now it would be good to have the option. I certainly have enough hair to do it! I will be meeting with her next week for a consultation.
Speaking of next week, I am going to go back to work for the week. My employer has a very intense work week himself so I am going to cover for him. I agreed to do this before I knew of the need for the second drain, so we'll see how it goes. My schedule is light - but the commute not so light. It is an hour each way, plus another one to two hours on the road schlepping child. Aye yi yi.
That's about it. Rain is falling. Lovely welcomed rain. My frig is full of beautiful organic veggies from sweet Jerome at the farm where Alex has been working. I've been having great fun making valentines. And other than my right jug-less chest cavity sloshing like a water jug I feel great!