Ryan had been sick this past week, on Thursday John had to leave early and take him to urgent care because he had a fever of 102.8. Turns out he had “the croup”. Poor little buddy. John’s parents kept Ryan on Saturday night which gave me some time to visit with my first friend I made in college. I met her in the laundry room of our dorm our first week of college. On the walk down I spilled bleach on my jeans and was really angry (why I had bleach, I don’t really know) so I just started venting to these two girls. Turns out those two girls were Jamie and Stacy. Stacy sewed a star patch over my bleach-stained jeans and we’ve been friends ever since.
Stacy now lives him Norfolk, VA, and although Delta robbed us of several hours through a change in her travel plans, this past weekend was a ton of fun. I was supposed to pick her up from the airport on Saturday at 11:45 AM, but her flight was changed so that she would have missed her connecting flight, so instead she had to fly into KC. She got there at 2:30 and her Dad drove her down. (thanks Marvin!) Saturday night we went to Fedora for fondue, then drove around campus and I showed her some of the other things in Springfield that had changed when she was here last right after Ryan was born. We revisited the coffee shop we used to frequent in college, The Magic Bean. Sunday we spent the day playing with Ryan and catching up then that night we saw the movie Catfish, which was really weird and a little disturbing. Monday was spent with the little man, we went to the pet store to look at puppies then to Incredible Pizza for lunch. I really appreciate her coming half way across the country to visit and had a wonderful catching up and laughing about all of our old antics.
That sign reads “Children are not permitted on the fence”. 🙂
This morning I had to be at the doctor’s office at 9:45 for labs. My counts are really good, the only count that was outside of the normal range was my Hgb which around 10, whereas normal is 12. It was a standard visit where I meet with the RN to review my results, but it’s frustrating because it takes an hour and all of that could be done in 10 minutes. I went to the grocery store first thing this morning and got that out of the way, then after the appointment I went to the DMV to get my handicapped tags renewed. I’m making a pork roast this afternoon and doing laundry. Exciting things to blog about, I know.
The rest of this week should be really laid back and next week I go in on Tuesday to get another LP (spinal tap) and chemo. I start the steroids again too, which means I’ll probably want the whole Thanksgiving turkey to myself. They did talk about when I will get the hickman out and the tentative date is Dec. 28th. I wanted to wait until I had my two LPs out the way so I wouldn’t have to worry about getting IVs with those and the nurse thought I should wait until after Christmas since it would probably make me really sore to have it taken out. Regardless, I’m excited & will consider that a late Christmas present to myself.