My friend Dana accompanied me to chemo number 10... which is perfect because whenever we go through my clothes closet she'll ask me "is that a ten?" #we'renottalkinsizesister;) Because if you don't feel like a ten in it... you can do better!
When I go to chemo I try to feel like a ten walkin' in. I purposely pick out something cozy + comfortable since I'll be sitting in a barka lounger for approx. 5 hours. Note the green raincoat [which I've had for 5 years or something crazy #butit'sstilla10] will be placed on a coat rack, I'm not lounging in that puppy for 5 hours, but my new + first I may add cashmere sweater got to be broken in during chemo #10! I KNOW where and how did I miss the whole cashmere phase that hit several years ago! I'm even wearing new hoop bead wired earrings for the occasion. I'm a hoop wearing maniac these days with the lack of locks and all. A girl needs a bit of hipness to compensate ;)
So Chemo number ten... came + went. It was eventful with Dana getting a call an hour into treatment that her hubby's car broke down and she needed to rescue him off the side of the road! I was content + cozy to chat with the other chemo gals and tap on my lap top. In fact it was kind of nice and restful to be along during chemo.
By the time I was done, early this day I may add [the drip was quick as they used a pump which is the contraption attached to the iv to make sure it drips as a regular rate] Brandie, my girl Brandie, was there to chariot me to lunch and a bit of shopping.
I figure cancer is ugly, but my life doesn't have to be. Thanks to my fabulous girlfriends for their support + color they bring to my life... with or without cancer.
2 more treatments in this round... of which as I speak/type/blog I finished number 11 yesterday which that post is coming right up... SO really only 1 more to hit my dozen mark then it's on to chemo round 2 which has me a bit freaked out. Maybe I'll go plan my outfits, that may help. #SOkidding
PS. forgot to mention I had some crazy stress/hivey rash possibly sunburn (yes we had an hour or two of sun one day) that lasted from chemo number 9-10. The benedryl + steroids in my premeds helped cleared it up #whewcuzitwasuglybig. You can kind of see it poppin' out of my pretty pink cashmere sweater [did i mention it was cashmere?!]