I "tossed my cookies," for the first time last Friday morning. I was nauseous. Usually that means- eat something quick.
So I grabbed the zucchini bread Colton and I had prepared the night before and spread a little butter on it. I had eaten several pieces the night before and they were so tasty.
It barely got past my mouth and I knew instantly it wasn't going down.
It's taken me 2 1/2 years for chemo to make me sick, but it finally happened.
I sipped sprite and nibbled soda crackers the rest of the day.
But it signaled to me I couldn't go out of town with my friends. The "Moorhead Girls" were getting together in Sioux Falls, and I knew I was in no shape to go.
Yet, I didn't feel left out.
I was sent texts and pics all weekend long and it was clear, as Elizabeth said, "our planets came together."
How else do you explain them running across this sign?
I also had some surprise deliveries to my door and will be working on getting some thank you's out soon! Thank you to all of you who go out of your way to brighten my day- it works!
Rick left for Idaho yesterday. I will see Dr. Panwalkar tomorrow, with my weighty list of side effects, and then have my infusion.
A sweet friend sent this to me in a fb posting a couple of weeks ago. Have you seen Mandisa's Overcomer? Not only does her video feature Robin Roberts and her cancer fight, but the lyrics have such a good message.
Its never lost on me that so many of you, so many of us, are carrying some heavy burdens. Illness, caregiving for sick loved ones, end of marriage, loss of loved ones, etc.
Maybe- what it teaches all of us- is that being in this community together- sharing our stories with each other- one holding up the other- we can all be "Overcomers."