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Apr 7, 2021 - A New Home

A good day today. I started trying to fill out the paperwork for the scheduled genetic counseling. It is unbelievably detailed, right down to all my cousins. I think I will need to finish this tomorrow with Don’s help on the Family Tree. Finally, after feeling totally brain-dead from the paperwork, I relaxed, or tried to. While half asleep on the sofa, I began to hear the puppies again. Looking outside I saw that Scott and Amber were in the process of finishing up an outdoor run for the puppies. Such a racket! Since I felt somewhat better I...

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Apr 6, 2021 - Almost Official

This day did not start out as well. For no reason I can point too, other than it is what it is, I did not feel as well this morning. Then Don ruined the oatmeal and took offense when I asked why it was so salty. Then I took offense because he did; you know how that goes. Anyway, not speaking to each other, we set out for the tag office to get our truck plates. That actually went pretty well, and we came away with our brand new Texas tags. Unfortunately we still have to get the trailer tagged as well before we can get our Texas driver...

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Apr 5, 2021 - Poor Babies

Pretty quiet day today. Nowhere we had to be, the weather was nice, and I was feeling decidedly human today. So we just kind of hung around the house, Don on the computer, and me just puttering around. I finished up the paperwork to get our Texas tags and read. After an afternoon nap, I woke up to the most pitiful whining and yipping coming from Amber’s place. When I looked out I saw that she had turned all the puppies out on the front porch and they were not liking it one little bit! Too funny. I assumed she was cleaning their pen and...

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Apr 4, 2021 - Easter

Finally got the nausea under control just to have the other end go berserk. Needless to say, this day was pretty much of a wash-out for me. No pun intended. I didn’t even make it over for dinner tonight. Luckily the Old Guy brought me back a bowl of beans! Don has pretty much taken over the majority of kitty duties. That means he has to take her outside for a walk. I have already said that he just lets her out the door to roam, just following along to keep an eye on her (mostly!) while she does her kitty thing. Today I saw him following...

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Apr 3, 2021 - Eggs

The day started off fairly well as long as I kept meds on board. Pretty quiet all day long. Don has become chief cook, as well as bottle washer! So far he has done scrambled eggs and toast and chicken soup. I coached him in making me a toasted bagel with cream cheese as well. So far, so good. And Amber is doing soup and beans as well. I got sort of dressed late in the day so I could go over with Don to Amber’s. Scott had made chicken soup for dinner, so I had a bowl of that. And it was very good! Canaan gave me a picture with ‘I love...

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Apr 2, 2021 - It Starts

Well, the nausea hit around 3 this morning, along with pressure on my mid sternum. Nausea meds on board helped, although sleep was non existent. The good news is that I got to go in to get the pump disconnected. Yay! That was a nuisance to carry around and kind of scary too considering that it contained poison. The nurse there decided that the pressure was actually reflux, although I don’t know why since I obviously was not eating anything at this point. An antacid pill took care of that. After the appointment we met Don’s half sister...

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Mar 31, 2021 - 1/13

The first treatment seemed to go pretty well today. I got to have a face-to-face appointment with the doc first. Nice lady, and very thorough. And my blood pressure was not as high as I was expecting given the nature of the appointment. Haha! Anyway, she walked me in to the chemo room. On the way I told her that I was more afraid of the treatment than I was of the disease, and she assured me we would get through this. The chemo room was set up like every other one I have been in, with a couple of upgrades. My lounge chair had a heating unit...

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Mar 30, 2021 - Chemo Ed

Pretty good night, but still really sore. I fixed a good breakfast, then we had robins eggs (malted milk eggs) for lunch. Don played computer most of the day. Then we had a tele conference appointment with the nurse practitioner at the oncology office for chemo education. She seemed really nice, as they all are. So I feel like I am in good hands. Only thing is, we have to shut the kitty in another room to tele conference because she hates it and tries to bite the phone (or me.) Amber had dinner tonight; we had fajitas with rice and beans....

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Mar 29, 2021 - Port

Well, we had to get up at O-dark-thirty this morning in order to get to the hospital at 6:30 to begin the check-in process for outpatient surgery. Certainly not as much traffic when you are on the road at 5:30 in the morning. So we found the place and got checked in (with the accompanying excessive amount of paperwork and authorizations of course.) Then it was hurry up and wait, with surgery not scheduled for another 2 hours. When I was finally ushered back to a room, there was more paperwork and I actually got my first COVID test (which...

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Mar 28, 2021 - Shopping of Course

As Diane said, this is my last day of freedom before we get involved with all the medical stuff. We went shopping for a few things so the cupboard is not completely bare. I got a few noodle and pasta sides that Don can easily convert into chicken soup. And I found a bag of chocolate animal crackers; good, and not too sweet. Yay! And Cadbury eggs! I made piroshki for dinner tonight. It was a new recipe, a little time-consuming but turned out good. After dinner we watched a bit of TV, and enjoyed watching Willow, their spaniel, investigate...

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Mar 27, 2021 - Friends and Puppies

My plan for the day was to do laundry and to vacuum our house. I love Amber’s new washer and dryer. The washer has a huge tub, so this makes washing a lot easier. The dryer is also fairly large but loads still need to be divided to dry thoroughly. While in the process of doing sheets, Amber mentioned she had a new quilt for their bed and wondered if Aunt Jeanne would like the one she was replacing. I told her I would look at it so I could tell Jeanne, and decided that I could use it instead to replace the darker comforter I currently have....

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Mar 26, 2021 - Yikes

Well! Didn’t have to wait very long. I was called mid morning with a cancer of the liver diagnosis. Crap! And these folks certainly did not waste any time getting set up with a treatment plan. By the end of the day I had several appointments lined up. So I will explain them now, as I may not be back in the journal for a couple of days after that. Monday I will be at the hospital at 6:30 in the morning (not my best time of day!) for a port placement and a liver biopsy. The biopsy is for genetic testing, as there may be a connection to the...

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