I know I haven't posted in a while - I had relatives visiting, I had Hanukkah and Christmas to prepare for, and, oh, yeah, I spent a couple of days last week in bed in pain from the Taxol that is my final chemo drug. Hopefully that won't happen this time, but it was not unbearable, just approaching unbearable. The thing that was worse was getting sick from the Vicodin - I'll try sticking with Ibuprofen this time.
But anyway - it was a lovely holiday, and yesterday, during my 7-hour visit to my oncologist for lab work, doctor check, and chemo, I really enjoyed watching Season III of Weeds while simultaneously getting high on the Benadryl they were giving me in my IV. Though, I did worry that all the naked people in the episode where Andy does fetish porn (don't ask) might be inappropriate - fortunately, I was in a little room by myself.
I was advised to buy glutamine powder to take to prevent the muscle and joint pain I experienced last time, so I stopped at the hospital pharmacy on the way out, picked some up for $30, and then promptly lost it (I suspect it's still on the floor of the cab, though the cabbie checked and didn't find it - it's also possible that I threw it in the trash, thinking it was my McDonald's bag). So, after spending the entire day at the doctor's office, I got home and started calling around to see where on earth I could find Glutamine powder (answer: Whole Foods). I was happy to get home and into bed.
Today was used up on errands - Bean's guitar lesson, Bean's haircut, lunch at a great bakery that was closed last week when we tried to go there, returns/exchanges at Target, CVS for various meds/vitamins, my office for notes on my syllabus from last year so that I can redesign this semester's class, home (very briefly), back to the big city for my shot and then back to my office for some papers I forgot and then BACK to CVS for random things I needed. So again - good to be home.
I intend to watch the remaining episodes of Weeds tonight while eating cupcakes and Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream. Tomorrow is Bean's birthday, so if I am not in pain, we will play games (and I will try to squeeze in some work on my syllabus). I kinda wish my school had an interim session, and that I was not teaching it...