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July 20th, 2009

Ten More Days Of Freedom

It amazes me how obsessed I am with the calendar all of a sudden. Before the chemotherapy treatments, I was happily in la-la land and never knew what day it was. Now, everything revolves around when the next “Red Devil” appointment is–in this case, July 30– so I have ten more days of freedom.

A few people at church yesterday asked how I was feeling. I started rambling on and on about how it was Day 10 and the nausea was finally fading. Really? Day Ten? I think they thought I was a bit off my rocker. Then again, is that anything new?

Today, Day 11, I am particularly proud of myself. I’m actually making dinner myself: Chinese Chicken, pasta, peas, homemade bread, and peach cobbler. Like I said before, I’m competing with all these wonderful women that probably make desserts for their family on a regular basis. If my kids ask me for something sweet, I usually grumble, “Eat an apple.” And get grumbling back.

For now, I will be content with the simple things of life, such as a) not throwing up, b) still having eyebrows and eyelashes, c) homemade bread.

 

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4 thoughts on “Ten More Days Of Freedom

  1. Your self-made meal sounds amazing! It’s making me hungry, even though I just ate breakfast. And keep feeding your kids apples. Good for ’em. ;)

  2. Each day is a gift isn’t it. Treasure each one as it comes to you. We will keep you in our prayers, especially on thursday again.

  3. Glad you’re feeling well for now at least. I just read the “Poppleton” book to my kids, and I have to say, you have great taste in books! It was hilarious. I love the ending: “Poppleton and Fillmore were sick in bed for three days. They took LOTS of pills. It took twenty-seven cakes to get them down.” He he, thought you would like that with your pill-popping these days :)

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