Once again, I am feeling really good – no nausea, no major fatigue, and I didn’t even have the weird red face flush that I got last time around . But this time, I took it way easy after chemo because I had a goal…
My dear friend turned 40 on Friday. It was bad enough that I missed his actual birthday at school, but I was NOT going to miss his big birthday party Saturday. I made sure to not move from the couch for almost two solid days just so I had the energy to make it past midnight. Tavis’ birthday was a milestone all around, a celebration of an amazing man who brightens my life on a daily basis. He loves nothing more than drinking good wine, eating good food, and being around good people. Well, I couldn’t drink the wine, was limited on approved foods, but was going to make damn sure that I was going to be ready to be around lovely people.
So I took my naps, I drank my weight in water, and I sat comatose watching films to make sure that I could put on a pretty red dress, leave the house at 9pm, and enjoy celebrating my dear friend for a few hours. My amazing friends, Javi, Carla, and Maria went out of their way to pick up me and Mom. (Again, I work with angels!) And it was the best party! So many lovely people who love Tavis and realize what a angel he is in our lives. It was so lovely seeing Tavis’ parents who made it all the way from Alaska! I can’t wait to spend more time with them as they stay for a bit in Uruguay. Tavis was the perfect host and seemed to have a great birthday.
Mom made me go home a little after midnight. I would be a dirty liar if I said that I wasn’t tired and ready. But I will take turning into a pumpkin at midnight if it means that I can live out my normal life only days after chemo.
Well, normal to a point. I am still wicked gassy. I know TMI, but it is the freaking Hindenburg up in here . As my friend said, this is body Karma for all of those times I judged other people for letting it rip in my presence. It’s like the universe decided, “Nah, we won’t give you nausea. You get a pass on that. But you get to burp and pass gas your way through four whole days of after chemo fun.” Yes…sexy.😳💨
Other than that the itches are gone for now and everything else has leveled out. I know that chemo accumulates, but I’m doing pretty good so far. One day at a time. Vamo’ Arriba!