Saturday, February 1, 2020

Dear Kids,
         This is day five since they started my chemo pump, and it’s gone better than I ever hoped.  Even on the worst day, Friday, I was able to watch movies and read a little bit.  I’ve been able to eat, which has helped me pull out of it faster.  Yesterday I even went for a short walk, with my trekking poles, and Dad watching over me.  It was a glorious bright afternoon, and I walked down to the corner and a short way along Hilltop.  I’m elated to know I can do this.  Thank you for all your prayers.  I know it’s made a big difference.  I can feel a huge wave of support carrying me along.
         The kitties have been my constant companions, especially Scout.  I can’t say I like having him jump into my lap and knead me with his giant paws, and sometimes I have to push him away, but he’s trying to do his part.  Sonia curls up next to me in the recliner.  I’m glad for their support and sympathy.  I’ve had a lot of wonderful messages on my phone from people wishing me well.  That’s the only good thing about having cancer–you find out how nice people are.
         I guess you all saw the post from Sharon about submitting her application to the University of Maryland School of Nursing.  We’re so happy that she’s come this far!  I know all of us are praying for her to be accepted.  She’ll certainly make a wonderful nurse.
         My brain is really dull from the chemo and I can’t think of anything more to write.
         I love you all!  Thanks again for your prayers!  Mom