We are back in New York after a very nice and relaxing 8 days in Germany. The weather was awful, just as it always is at this time a year. We had couple of sunny days, but “damp, grey and cold” would be the most accurate description for most of the time. Didn’t matter though, the forest is right outside my mother’s house and we went out no matter what. Other than that we cooked, ate, and spent time with my mother and friends. It was great. I did fall asleep every afternoon and am overall rather fatigued, but I certainly still have a fine quality of life and am able to enjoy things. I almost got giddy sometimes, rather unusual for me!
Yesterday I decided to raid my German bank account and went clothes shopping. I lost so much weight that my pants are falling below my waste even when buttoned up! I went through the whole thing already last summer, but I keep on shrinking, so I had another excuse to restock my wardrobe!
And today I spent a busy day at the Spa! HA! I got all pampered up and am feeling very spoiled right now. I was hoping they might be able to get rid of those impressively dark rings around my eyes that I have been sporting for the past few weeks. That didn’t really work out, but other than that it was marvelous. I wish I could do that kind of thing every week! There should really be a “cancer pamper foundation” or something like that! I am convinced that things of this kind help with the overall healing process, even though healing doesn’t always mean “curing.”
And so do all of you, my wonderful friends and family. Your thoughts, time, food, and support is helping me tremendously. And so is my acupuncturist, super discount gym trainer and of course Lucinha, the star of the show. She is developing into quite the young lady. Some (aka my mother) might describe her as a boundary testing, strong headed, misbehaved teenager right now, but thoughts of that nature don’t seem to cross my mind :)!
Tomorrow is hospital day, and my chemo dose will probably increase. I am not too worried though, since I have been tolerating this drug well so far, at least as far as chemotherapy drugs are concerned.
All best and more soon,