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August 20th, 2009

One Last Meeting With The Red Devil

Red DevilToday is the last time I need to confront the “Red Devil.” All I can say is one big fat hallelujah.

Adriamycin might save a person’s life, but it sure is the devil. I’ve been mentally preparing myself for it all morning. Actually, I’ve been running around juicing lemons (helps with nausea), eating a protein shake with plenty of raw flax seeds (helps with… um… chemically-induced constipation), consuming a lot of vitamins (and trying not to think about what would happen if those came back up), and lining up the medicine that I need to prevent pain when they put the red chemotherapy cocktail into the port.

The pain-preventative part is being a little tricky as I got the hair-brained idea a few weeks ago to put the Lidocaine in the medicine cabinet rather than the vitamin cupboard. Our medicine cabinet is now strewn all over our living room due to the bathroom remodel. My husband is running around the house looking for it while I’m over here being the lofty writer again. He’s a good man.

Well, the naturopathic doctor said to drink a lot of water, so I must go. I hope I don’t need those Depends Diapers yet… it is a forty-five minute drive to meet that devil.

 

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5 thoughts on “One Last Meeting With The Red Devil

  1. Thinking of you today. Hope you kicked the devil in the butt as you said goodbye!

    Do you grind the flaxseed? That helps all those healthful antioxidents and omega-3s be absorbed as it’s helping everything else “move along.”

    Let me know if you need a few quarts of Haagen-Daas…!

  2. bye mom. i’ll miss you a ton. hope you feel way better soon and that you have a good time dreaming about me. i’ll make sure to do some tubing in your honor. and thanks again for my bday gifts. I really appreciate them. I LOVE YOU!! ~u know who

  3. Marie it’s been 4 days since the last visit with the devil and I hope you are feeling better by now. Lisa McConnell

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