Another busy week for Susan with her new hairs, a blood draw, chemo and a white blood cell count booster.
After an early blood draw on Monday, friend and neighbor Annie took Susan back to Betty's Wig Boutique to be fitted for some new hair. They had a great time at the fitting and at lunch afterward.
|Annie Stern and Susan|
|From Annie and Dave|
Not knowing they were back as I was about to leave for errands I was shocked when I opened the garage door. Here were these two "knock out" ladies standing in my driveway smiling at me. They scared the bajeebers out of me for that spit second. They said they wanted to see the look on my face. Well they got one!
Susan picked up a couple of very nice hair pieces along with some classy skull caps. She says she now knows why guys wear caps because her head gets cold. But she fixed that with her night caps. No, not the alcoholic kind, 'cause she can't imbibe during treatment. They are nice ones and she looks great in them - and without them.
|Susan at the start of #2|
He sees her white count is a bit low and recommended a white cell count booster which she got today.
Wednesday was chemo treatment number 2. It took about 2-1/2 hours but went well. Susan smiles going in and is smiling coming out of it. Two down and fourteen to go.
I'm always struck at how the oncology nurses don their "hazmat gear" when they change the drug bags. This week I asked them about it. Kara says it's for accidental spillage. Hmmm, I guess it's every man for himself.
|Susan at the end of #2|
Her spirit is high and her wit and humor as sharp as ever. She continues to volunteer at one of the hospitals with her good friend Connie Clay every other Tuesday. It's good therapy for Susan and Connie is great company.
Our oldest granddaughter Elly and her sister Audrey sent Grandma Susan a wonderful pick-me-up note along with some of Elly's art work. We're blessed!
|Copyright Ellyson Grace Denton|
Thank you so much for your continued support of Susan via your notes, cards and prayers. She's a lucky lady - and I'm a lucky man.
Next up is chemo #3 on 7 November.