I'm back in the ring for round two. This time with a little better feel for what probably lies ahead, and a little more awareness of necessary preparation for my personal round with this crazy strong opponent. Bottom line, just taking meticulous care of my cherished body, heart and soul. Planning.
I've been retaining fluid so I had to have another ECHO cardiogram after my blood work today. But all of it - bloodwork and ECHO - were just fine. Also did the final shave of my head today, not quite ready to post a photo. This is going to take some getting used to. But Brooke and I did practice some scarf tying after the shave, and I'll post one of that. :)
I had to go out and buy fragrance free everything. The smell of soaps and candles and food...oh my. Bout killed me last time. That coupled with the sewer bottom taste in my mouth. Zak and Camille helped me wash everything that had any hint of fragrance.
Cozying things up. Making it all fresh.
Aired out all my pillows and comforter on this beautiful day. They smell like sunshine and fresh air (which I can take ;). I think.) If not I may just hold my breath for a week.
And here you see the sign Camille made to remind the gang to close the toilet before flushing. I saw somewhere the experiment to see just how far germs fly with one flush? I think it was 8 feet or something. Shut the damn toilet lid. Please.
But even with that precaution, all my chemo suggested oral hygiene things have been moved to a basket on the kitchen sink. Safer this way.
And of course, flowers in my room. Always flowers. Food for the soul.
Good food. Lotsa water everywhere.
And love notes, as always, the little unexpected surprises that make everything all better. This left on my computer today by Brooke when she dropped by with the hair clippers while I was at the doctor's office.
Here I go again tomorrow. Round two. Prayers. Prayers. And more prayers?
There is so much I'm trying to do to get a handle on all this in advance this time. There is so much. I hope this treatment doesn't leave me with OCD ;)