Monthly Archives: December 2010

Counting my blessings.

Wednesday.  Round Three has begun.  Rob has received two infusions of different chemo medicine than he had in the first two rounds.  He got one type on Monday (a four-hour infusion) and a different type on Tuesday (a one-hour infusion). … Continue reading

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The gift of love.

Monday. It has been absolutely wonderful having our family of five together for Christmas.  We spent Saturday in a relaxed way, and there was lots of good food consumed!  Even though I feel like I haven’t been on top of … Continue reading

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The gift of Christmas.

Friday.  It was actually today, Christmas Eve — that final, down-to-the-last-minute day.  So, Jim and I got out on the streets of NY and saw the crowds doing all that last minute stuff.  It was fun to see.  The weather … Continue reading

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The gift of good news.

Thursday. The 23 of December has arrived.  This is the down-to-the-wire, last-minute-shopping-day for those of us who are last-minute-shoppers.  I include myself in that group because I am generally late finishing up with Christmas presents.  I am also generally late … Continue reading

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The gift of prayer.

Tuesday.  When we went to the NYU Cancer Center today, we did not have to visit the 6th floor, as usual.  It was determined yesterday that Rob’s blood counts are good enough that he can take a break for a … Continue reading

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The gift of family.

Sunday.  Today Lee Anne, Joan, Fanester, and I all went to Fifth Ave. Presbyterian Church.  It is the fourth Sunday of Advent — hard to believe that Christmas is at the end of this week!  Jim stayed home with Rob, whose … Continue reading

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Crab cakes & cookies.

Friday. We have a houseful of folks here! Jim’s mom & sister drove up from Atlanta, arriving on Wednesday, bearing with them gifts of cake, cookies, and the like.  Yum – just what we needed — sweets for snacking over … Continue reading

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Double port, twice the fun!

Tuesday.  Remember the old jingle: Double your flavor, double your fun, with DoubleMint DoubleMint DoubleMint Gum! ? As it turned out, today was not Rob’s final day of chemo — it will be tomorrow.  Oh, well!  The pump is infusing … Continue reading

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The goal line.

Monday.  Rob has one more day until this round of chemo is over.  He is presently getting daily radiation until January 7th — on weekdays, not weekends.  It’s a funny thing — while I’m sure he’s ready for this round … Continue reading

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Unexpected convenience.

Sunday.  Rainy day today.  This weekend has been rather quiet — with Rob’s blood counts low, he has remained at home.  But, he doesn’t complain.  Jim and I ran, or rather walked, some errands yesterday, and we made two great … Continue reading

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Sixth floor routine.

Thursday. Sitting in a windowed cubicle on the 6th floor of the NYU Clinical Cancer Center is becoming our daily routine. Well, we try for a windowed one. Sometimes, like on Tuesday, we have to settle for an inside slot. … Continue reading

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Cameras & cold weather.

Tuesday. Unexpectedly, today ended up being a very long day. Rob and I went this morning for his blood work and hydration, followed by radiation. Then we were free for a few hours, but had to return late in the … Continue reading

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Home away from home.

Monday.  There is nothing more comforting that having reminders of home when you are not at home. Yesterday we went to Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church here in NYC.  It is a beautiful old church — the church has been in … Continue reading

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Being neighborly.

Saturday.  Today was a comfortable day on the 19th floor.  Yes, we live on the 19th floor of our building.  When we lived in Shanghai, we lived on the 8th floor.  Sort of.  The elevator did not have a 4, … Continue reading

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Friday night lights.

Friday.  Well, here it is, the end of the week….!  At the beginning of this week, I was admittedly uncertain how Rob’s chemo would go with him as an outpatient.  However, now that we’ve gone through several days, it’s clear … Continue reading

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Food options.

Thursday.  Today was a good day — Rob and I went to the cancer center for his blood work and an overall check.  He needed and received hydration, which was very helpful.  Then, he had his first radiation treatment around … Continue reading

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Taxi rides.

Wednesday.  Tomorrow Rob’s radiation will start.  We’ll go early for blood work, then midday he will receive his first radiation therapy.  There are internal balances that are getting trickier, it seems.  While Rob was in the hospital for his first … Continue reading

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