Friday, October 16, 2009

Chemo this week with Melissa

As Melissa said, I wanted to take her to chemo this week. I didn't really know what to expect, but everything went well. It was a long day, this was a surprise to Melissa as well. I did get to meet Dr. K, which I did want to do. (Of course, I had already done my research about her online, I had to know who was treating my sister!) The treatment(s) itself was not bad, not painful. From what I understand, these new drugs should be a piece of cake compared to the first two Melissa received. The nurses seem to think she shouldn't have any major issues because she did so well during the first round.

The nurses all know Melissa, and I have to say there wasn't one that didn't smile or laugh when they saw her. Just another testament to Melissa's positive attitude. From her leopard print jacket, to her contagious laugh she has the ability to make everyone feel more at ease, or maybe it was just me...

Didn't get emotional until the next day at home. Had a little breakdown, haven't had one of those in a while. I know she is going to get through because of her strength and because of the many prayers (thank you) from all of you. But sometimes it just hits and you have to just let it out...

Oh yeah, one more thing - thank goodness we have laptops. To keep ourselves busy we did some shopping online, facebook, blog, email, etc. Of course, can't forget about my introduction to Cash Cab!

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