You know it's a good day when the highlight was I didn't get a parking ticket. I had to renew my car registration and I didn't have change for the meter. There was 14 minutes left on it and I got in and out with time left. How cool is that?
I also finished knitting the hat I've been working on and I got a couple of compliments for it.
Last night, a wicked storm blew through the area. It came up very suddenly and sheets of rain were blasting into the sides of the building. Lots of trees went down and people lost power but not at my place.
They were running late at the cancer center so I talked to another patient for awhile. He's a big Judge Judy fan. When they called him back, I talked to a woman who was waiting for her husband. He had prostate cancer 10 years ago, no recurrence since then, but they recently found a spot on his bone. They don't know if it's the prostate cancer returning, a separate cancer or nothing at all. She also told me her son died last year from colon cancer. He was 41 when he was diagnosed - Stage 4 - and lived with it for 7 years.
It's the first time I've really talked to any patients down there. It's funny - when there's a big storm, everybody wants to talk about it and that's how both my conversations got started.
I've rebounded from last week's chemo. Lots of numbness and tingling in my feet and lower legs but other than that, I feel fairly well. My blood work was good. Platelets and neutrophils were slightly low but nothing to worry about.
I was very efficient this morning. I went to DMV and went to pick up my prescriptions before my cancer appointment, then went to Walmart after. I'm stocked up on everything I need for the month. Maybe one more trip to the store in another week or two for milk and bread and produce.
But all in all, I feel positive about today. It's kind of like the storm blew a fresh attitude into my head.