Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Preparing for war

My war bag looks like a sleep-over bag!
-stuffed animals (battle buddies)
-elephant animal crackers
-candy (ginger chews)
-fuzzy socks

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!


  1. My water intake is awful too. I've always liked this idea though https://www.pinterest.com/pin/531143349775604145/ Makes it seem more manageable. Good luck tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you guys!

  2. Heather you are truly the same sweet-to-the-bone, sincere girl I remember growing up with! The email finally made it from ur mom to mine. I LOVE your blog. I've learned more about you and Superman than I think I have during all of our most recent family dinners. You've gathered an amazing support web and, OMG! this incredible mentality that's gonna help you march right thru this! I hope today goes well, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sure that liquid gold is going to deliver one powerful first 'punch' ! ~ Amanda a.k.a. Mandy

  3. I've been thinking about you today! I hope the treatment went well and that you're able to be comfortable in the process. LOVE the new hair style. It's kind of pixie looking, which is super cool!

    A very wise and wonderful band director I know had this awesome poster on her door that said "A day without laughter is a day wasted" ;-) Keep smiling and keep laughing as you conquer this!

    Catch up with you soon,

    1. The treatment went great with no complications. The worst part was anticipating side-effects, and sure enough I do have some nausea to deal with. :( Sigh. But I have an awesome superman to take care of me when I need it. Feeling pretty good this morning. Eating and drinking with no problems. I saw some KVL pictures from lansing on the Facebook. Made me think of you. Hope KVL was a success!