Passing the Lincoln (on left) and Washington (sticking up behind the trees) Monuments crossing the Memorial Bridge on my way to Walter Reed.
This is the view across The Potomac river to Georgetown as I pass under The Kennedy Center For The Perofming Arts
This is the Q street bridge <—which you can read more about here, but it was finished in 1915 on Christmas Day and is adorned with the sandstone heads of 56 indians. It is my favorite site on my drive to Walter Reed. It is almost as if they are looking down on me with their strength.
See Mr. Robn bird waiting for Spring along the Rock Creek? I almost missed him sitting there!
Entering the hospital complex. Notice that as I walk up from the parking garage there is a sign -Walter Reed Army Medical center is 100 years old this year! It says: “Est. 1909”
I stop every week to get my free popcorn from the soldiers who are set up in the lobby – my weekly “fix” before chemo!
My chemo friend, Ashlynn, whom I met when I first started 3 months ago. She is finished with her treatment now (yeah!) and stopped by yesterday to say hello.
Me and my head chemo nurse, Irene, who is moving next week. Boohoo. She always was so thorough and could make the patients laugh. She will be missed! Boy I am lookin’ worn out in this picture!
So today is my first day after chemo cycle #5. I woke up every two hours through the night to use the bathroom – lots of bags of fluids yesterday, plus I am pushing more and more water to see if that helps to flush the chemo drugs out of my system sooner and keep me from dehydrating, a common problem for some chemo patients. There’s someone in there almost every week coming in JUST for re-hydration, and sometimes have to be hospitalized for it. I am tired, but hanging in there. Only slight nausea so far, and that is controlled. I just started the anti-nausea steroids and Emend today so that should help also. With just one more major cycle to go in April, I am seeing the light near the end, and that is a great feeling. I want to say thank you to so many people for helping us through.
Kiki, for walking Colby so faithfully during the week. He loves you as much as I do!
Sara, for all the meal coordination and to those of you who have lovingly prepared our family such yummy meals!
To those who pray – I feel God’s presence when you do and I am thankful to have you in this fight!
Please keep up the prayers!
-That the nausea would go away completely and that I would regain my energy through red blood cell hemoglobin and avoid a blood transfusion.
-Pray that my liver enzymes would remain lowered as an irritated liver causes me pain in my side.
-Please also pray against infections which have hammered me the last two months with bladder infections and skin abscesses. Keith is home sick with the flu today so pray I would stay well.
‘Til next time 🙂