Friday, June 20, 2008

Day -5 with Richard Simmons


Well, day -6 was quite uneventful except for the headache. But by the early morning hours of day -5 this lovely tiny little bag of chemo started to kick in. Kenyon can't wait until this stuff is over. Midnight is the last treatment of this kind of chemo. Saturday will be a day of rest from chemo but come Sunday it might be worse. We will start a new type of chemo. Thank heavens for the drugs that treat the drugs. The anti-nausea medicine seems to be helping but it is pretty miserable when it isn't. The fatigue is definitely setting in. Kenyon got quite a few little naps in today. Our neice Annie lent us their Nintendo DS and games. I have definitely developed quite the little addiction to playing even though I have a lesson for Sunday that I really should be working on. I am determined to get my brain age to a more reasonable age. I am not admitting what I started out on.
We know that you really want an update on the construction outside our window. Level 5 of the new hospital is moving along. We can no longer see the U on the hillside. I have been pretty entertained watching the cranes and workers put this building together (do I sound bored?).
Today was definitely a tiny bit more entertaining thanks to our nurse. No lie his name was Richard and he looks exactly (permed hair too!) like Richard Simmons. And he has just as much obnoxious energy. He came bounding into the room everytime - regardless of Kenyon's sleep schedule. He was loud and goofy and energetic. But, he did his job so we will take it. I know all about his cats, swamp cooler, mom and her diet coke addiction, you name it.
We have had lots of visitors. I don't really know how Kenyon feels but it is nice to visit with people for a few minutes. Don't be offended if Kenyon falls asleep on you. It just might happen. When my sister and brother came they brought Kenyon and Hulk "Radiation Rush" slurpee (real name). You can't really pass up on a slurpee with the name radiation. It was a little too perfect.

4 comments:

Janna said...

I know it's easy for me to say...but, take advantage of the down time and alone time you are having with your hubby. You probably haven't spent this much alone time together.... ever! Wish it could be more pleasurable circumstances. Sorry if I am rambling. We love you and you are in our prayers.

Juliann said...

Oh, boy. Hopefully you don't have that nurse every friday. . . then again, maybe the comic relief is nice! Love the radiation slurpee idea. . .

Hang in there, K!

Annie, Chris, & Ryan said...

ya, my "brain age" does not need to be mentioned either ;) I'm glad that those DS's are being put to good use!

mmm.chocolate said...

Annie -- My prayers are with you and your family through this trying time. Have you checked out NBC.com? I don't watch a lot of T.V., but I love to watch episodes of "The Office" there.