NEW YEARS PRESENT :)

NEW YEARS PRESENT :)

I am under mandatory quarantine, because my husband tested positive for the Corona-virus. I got tested and the result is negative. I need to finish my quarantine on Monday, and get chemotherapy on Thursday. It was implied I did not catch the virus because the chemotherapy drugs killed the virus.

I was not expecting a chemotherapy drug to fight more than cancer. Happy New Year!

NOT MEDICAL ADVICE

Nurses Gatebelt

Nurses Gatebelt

The Nurses Gatebelt, is a tool used by Nurses, two or more at a time, to safely walk an unsteady patient to a portable potty.

How the Nurses Gatebelt works:. The belt is placed around your waist. It is pulled through a cold aluminum buckle.

I felt like a chained animal….powerless. Many times when groups are putting the belt around your waist the nurses are ignoring the patient. Then you are told to stand up and your are lead like an animal to the potty. This does not always happen. My present visit I have fantasticl nurses and staff who treat me with kindness. Yet I personally do not like the Nurses belt because of bad memories from another Hospital staff. Nurses Gatebelt should be replaced with a new tool that does the same thing. The Nurses Gatebelt is outdated, and uncomfortable. Peace

Helping Hands

I have been ill for months No energy, appetite and nausea. I was lucky to be taking a miracle drug, that did not work for me. It was a must for me to go back to traditional chemotherapy. It’s been 3 weeks since my last procedures and I’m waiting for my blood work to get better in order for me to for me to move forward with my therapy. I have a wonderful suppot system. Without my friends and family who knows where I would be? Sad and hopeless, maybe? So if you know people who are suffering. They need support. Helping hands bring good karma to those who help others. Spread compassion and it may warm the cockaels of the ❤️ My helping hands are Judy Judge, Martha Jarvenin, Tracey Carter, Sandy Tarn Jim Bulleit, Dave Bowlwa. How lucky am I?. Peace

Long Haul

Fighting cancer day by day. Fighting cancer the long way day by day. My head is sore from lying on the pillow. No energy and fear of walking and falling finding solutions so no fear for me.

Admitted to two hospitals, and took two separate rides with completely different vibes on two ambulances.

I am still alive. Started to compare my visits and care. Not a good idea when your unwell. I am still alive. Fighting cancer day by day. The long haul. Knowing and thankful for the help and kindness I have received. Day by Day.

In the hospital!

Yesterday I had a long dizzy spell. I felt like Dorothy in the movie The Wizard of OZ My head spined as if it was in a tornado. My legs felt like rubber similar to the tin man learning to walk. I hit the floor. I was not hurt, but I did not have my phone or anyone to help me. No. Fun. The room was spinning. When I hit the floor. My best friend Toby Tarn sat beside me and licked my hand. I suddenly felt better and after hitting the heals of my feet with red socks I resting on the cool wood floor reciting I want to go to bed and I was able to get on all fours and and get to my bed unscathed. Called 911. I’m hospital, and now more than ever. There is no place like home.

Dorothy red shoes. I Want to go home! Do not forget your purse.

FALLs AND ACCIDENTS

It has been and good and a trying week. I am in the mountains, at my Mother’s house. The air is clean and the temperature is in the 70’s. Sweet. Since my arrival on Sunday I have experienced two falls. My Mom and I have decided to postpone our battlefield walks for a few more day’s. Instead we are watching the Hallmark channel. Feel good movie marathon. My sister was kind enough to pick me up and take me home. A few hundred miles. I feel asleep with my hand was out the window. My sister rolled up the window to turn on the AC. She crushed my wrist. We both had a good laugh after the screams and tears. What have I learned? Slow down and stay awake.

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FALLs and Accidents

This has 🐝 a hard week, and a nice week. I have been spending time with my Mom in a small town. The air is clean. But watch my feet. My balance is off and I have fallen twice. My sister was nice enough to bring me home and she rolled up the window on my wrist. What have I learned. Stay awake and slow down. Now I am watching Hallmark Channel with my Mom. We are putting off our battlefield walk for a few days. The best news is I am with my Mom. My body needs rest after last week’s MRI with contrast, lumbar puncture and chemo. No kidding.