-stuffed animals (battle buddies)
-elephant animal crackers
-candy (ginger chews)
More amazing gifts today. Even students from Highland Park (Chris's school) are sending me well wishes. Somebody sent Chris home with their lucky rock, which I now keep next to my bed.
Reese's easter eggs because I took precautions with my real eggs. cute!
This last one is a Ganesha statue (on loan). He's an elephant-headed diety and he's the God of wisdom, knowledge, and new beginnings. He is also widely revered as the remover of obstacles. I have been instructed to use a chant and to "feed" him fruits and baked goods, which I should then eat myself, and share with others, if possible.
I had lots of compliments on my new hair-do today. But I was SOOOO cold! I didn't realize how much of a role my hair played in keeping me warm! What am I going to do when I'm actually bald?!
My surgery site for the port was bothering me on and off throughout the day. So that, in combination with me freeeeeezing all day, I came home utterly exhausted. I curled up under two blankets, my warmest pj pants, a sweater, scarf, a stocking cap, and cuddled with my head warrior elephant. I started to feel very sad. Here I was feeling exhausted and run-down and I haven't even officially started the battle yet.
I'm hoping that the side effects are manageable and I'm able to cope well. I gotta commit to this drinking water thing. I've been taking a travel bottle to work with me this last week and making a very deliberate effort at drinking from it, but I can barely make it through one round. I drank a total of 3 cups of water today at work. I need to be drinking eight everyday. EIGHT!