To address this, I think it's time to make a list of things for which I feel grateful (not the big picture stuff but why, right, now, today isn't so bad):
- Sleep. I got much more of it this round.
- My doctors and nurses really ask about my side effects from chemo and seem eager to find the best ways to get through this. This has helped a lot (for example, no weird twitching this time).
- I had just enough of my friend B.'s healing soup to get through the last few days. It was the only thing I wanted to eat this round.
- While my dear old dog has a terrible sore on her leg, I have a vet who will come to my house to take care of her.
- My house is clean, thanks to my mother, and I will not have to spend the whole time the vet is here feeling embarassed.
- I only have two more rounds of chemo to go.
- I am able to blog.
As I think of others throughout the day, I will update.I forgot to add the following anecdote to my list of "strange happenings":
During a chemo session a round or two ago, I chatted a bit with the woman whose husband was in the bed beside mine. He has lung cancer and is taking part in a clinical trial involving infusing the patient with chlorophyll. The substance in the iv bag was definitely a very bright green.
A couple of hours later, when the couple got up to leave, I noticed that the man was now green. He had not taken on a greenish tinge. He was green.