Christmas Eve in the Chemo Lab

Merry Christmas! Today I had my (pre-scheduled) follow up appointment with Dr. Jones. Thankfully it was timed just right. I woke up this morning and got sick for the first time since I started chemo. It was very out of the blue, but I felt better afterward.

Millie (our 6-year old Golden retriever) decided to be Lassie during the ordeal. Brent was in the shower while this was happening, and she was literally right behind me barking incessantly the entire time to make sure he knew. She needed more comfort than I did! She does not like for anything to be wrong with me ever. She is my true protector! Meanwhile, Murphy (our 4-year old extra large golden retriever) snored on the ottoman dreaming of raw hides and his next meal, oblivious that anything out of the ordinary was going on.

So now I’m in the chemo lab getting fluids and nausea meds. Sadly, it’s crowded in here. Some are even getting chemo, not just fluids like me. The poor man next to me is having issues and it’s really sad. Makes my situation seem much more tolerable.

I’m hopeful that the fluids will make me feel better because we have lots of Christmas plans tonight and tomorrow of which I plan to partake.

Likewise, I hope each of you have a great Christmas! Thanks for your continued prayers and well wishes!


4 responses

  1. That is so sweet that Millie was there to take care of you Shelley. God bless our fur babies. I hope that you had a very Merry Christmas and I hope that you are feeling better. God bless you and God bless all of the people that were in the crowded chemo lab.

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  3. Shelley we hope you had a good Christmas. We are glad to hear that your chemo treatments are now down to one a week. We loved your Christmas card…it was so full of joy and hope…and we wish you both of these!

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