Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A little catching up...

Hi y'all!

Sorry, I've just seemed to be allergic to my computer lately. If I open it it means that I should read, or respond, or just relate something, all of which I haven't seemed to want to do much of.

Remember, it isn't you....it is just me, going through this strange new experience.

I had a good week where my appetite picked up, with desires for specific tastes, which were met with great delight! I have seen same said appetite decrease so that I can make three meals out of one sometimes, which has been a tad beneficial for my back side!

This week has been a bit of a switchover to "sort of queasy/I need a zofran" and the search for good liquid refreshment, not of an alcoholic variety. The old taste buds had sort of screwed around with soft drink tastes, water isn't so fun, so I'm not sure what I need/want. Limeade? Cranapple?

I know I need a lot more of it, whatever it is, as well as having the need for a heated vat of the most luxurious body cream I can find. And I'm talking BATHTUB sized vat since my skin has turned to tissue paper and I need to just sit in this tub all day, maybe with and IV of Atarax. Now that would be just a little bit of HEAVEN!!!!

This is the last week of four day visits to CTC....then next week, if I'm not in the hospital, it will be just a two day visit.

Hope all my buddies at Cottontail Village have a great show this coming weekend! This is so weird, the first time in seven years I haven't been. I should be loading my car and going up there tomorrow afternoon but just not going to happen.

And, Mary-Keeley has a big birthday coming up on Sunday! This cancer shit has smashed all our original plans for her birthday....a visit to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D.....a Mad Hatter's party for her friends and is threatening to mess with Plan B...a quiet evening at home with steaks and some homemade crepes with Nutella, very French-y.

So, if y'all want to do some praying, pray for me to be able to stay at home through this Sunday!



  1. I'm happy to hear that your appetite is coming back, even if it is just a little bit here and there. I remember my sis talking about the metal taste in her mouth after chemo...cranapple was one of her favorite drinks. Sending up prayers for you to be able to stay at home through Sunday. Hugs--Susan

  2. Great post! see, I knew you could do it!!!!

  3. Glad to hear your appetite is coming back. As for your dry skin, my Mom has had really good results with CeraVe moisturizing creme. It comes in lotion as well but the creme is the way to go. It has made a huge difference in her skin. If you can't find it let me know and I'll send you some.

  4. Oooh, Penny, I'm so hoping and praying you'll be home on Sunday for the birthday. And if you can go from 4 to 2 days a week at the CTC, what a boost! Isn't the online world wonderful? You can immediately get advice on drinks and body creams. As for drinks, I love Arizon Tea by the gallon--you can even get it diet and decaf! Or perhaps get some bottled water and a bunch of different flavored Crystal Lite individual packs for whatever your tastebuds are in the mood for.

  5. Penny, I have acustomer (man) that comes in the shoppe to buy our goatsmilk, beeswax and honey soap for his dry itchy skin. He too went through chemo and he swore by this soap. We don't have any left, or I would send you some, but I can give you the website to order it from.....


    Hugs! *Nana



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