Monthly Archives: November 2010

A cloudy day.

Tuesday.  Well, I hate to admit it, but today I had to handle a personal health issue.  Two weeks ago I began having an eye problem which didn’t go away. I was able to get in quite quickly to see … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pajama Party.

Monday.  This morning Rob and I scurried on over to NYU Clinical Cancer Center, 6th floor.  We had no idea what the day would bring, but we did know where to go.  It started out with blood work, waiting for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Unclear and unsure.

Sunday.  This afternoon, Rob and I met Jim at a small neighborhood pub which had several TVs scattered all around.  Our main purpose was to watch various NFL games, as well as to eat a nourishing lunch of sliders and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Hair no more.

Saturday.  The furniture arrived today — soon, our empty apartment will feel like home.  There were a few damaged pieces; nothing that can’t be fixed.  Late this afternoon, Jim and I walked over to our convenient Home Depot for some … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Peace and quiet.

Friday.  A quiet day today, a good day to catch up on sleep, do laundry, check e-mails, etc.  No shopping for us on this day-after-Thanksgiving.  Rob stays busy on his computer — he works on his photographs to get the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Giving thanks.

Thursday.  Today Rob and I were able to go to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade!  It was amazing to be there in person.  Here’s how it all came about:  Macy’s donates a limited number of tickets every year to Hope Lodge, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Silent Night, Feliz Navidad, & The First Noel

Wednesday.  More preparations today to make the apartment livable.  TJ Maxx and Bed, Bath & Beyond were helpful in this process — AND we can walk to these stores from our apartment.  Jim is staying there, but Rob and I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Convenience and comfort.

Tuesday.  New mattresses on metal frames were delivered today from “Sleepy’s” — a mattress store on every corner in NYC.  A year and a half ago Lee Anne and I came to NYC while Jim had business here.  Over and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Preparations.

Monday.  Today Rob and I headed back to NYU Cancer Center for more blood work to check his levels — and wow!  The white count has rebounded very well — he’s now way up there!  Guess that neulasta injection worked … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

A day to relax.

Sunday.  A great day in New York today!  Rob and I started out this morning with our Swedish massage appointment at 11:15.  The students at the Swedish massage school gave massages to those of us at Hope Lodge who signed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

View from the top.

Saturday.  Rob and I departed Hope Lodge bright and early.  Rob had to get his blood work done at the lab in the NYU Cancer Center.  He’s so glad that the nurse can draw his blood from the medi port, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Sleeping in.

Friday.  This morning, Jim left very early for the airport, heading to Atlanta for the weekend.  He has arranged for movers to pack up some items in Atlanta for our NY apartment.  It’s been such a sad year:  my dad … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Free at last!

Thursday.  It’s Rob’s emancipation day!  He started texting me at 7:18 AM — guess he felt it was time to move on and get going with his NY adventure.  Jim and I got over to the hospital around 10:30, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Prayers for roommates.

Wednesday.  When we got to the hospital today, Rob had been given the idea that he might get to leave by the end of the day…. that was the first time he really showed that he was getting tired of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s all in the details.

Tuesday.  This morning, Jim and I handled some of the necessary details for the apt lease, signing more papers, etc.  For lunch, Rob wanted us to bring him “outside”food again — his appetite is good, but apparently the hospital food … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fast food delivery.

Monday.  Today Jim and I went, with Rob’s blessing, to finish the particulars involving the apartment lease, get the bank certified checks, etc., etc.  Honestly, you would think we were trying to buy the entire building rather than just rent … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Bed bugs, manna, and daily bread.

Sunday.  Up and out early to go sign our apartment lease.  Now we just have to finish the details –apparently there are some important hoops through which we must jump.  And we got a lesson on bed bugs!  A big … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Decisions, decisions.

Saturday.  We spent today apartment-looking with Lesley, our real estate person recommended by IBM. She was great. We actually met up with her and saw one property last night, and we saw about eight today.  Lots of things to think … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Double cheeseburger.

Today is Friday, aka Rob’s 4th day on chemo.  It was more necessary for him to have the anti-nausea medication today. Thank goodness that is not a problem — the nursing staff has been instructed to give him plenty of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Clean up on aisle nine….

Thursday.  Another good day for Rob. We are all enjoying visiting with the adult kids of a man who is one of the others staying in Rob’s quadruple room.  Having recently gone through taking care of my own parents while … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment