So today was an okay day. I felt kind of blah when I woke up, but I motivated myself. I just had to get into things. John and I had to run a lot of errands. In the car he got really quiet and remarked how precious life was. He didn't say it right out of the blue, it was in reference to something. Anyway, I thought, "gee it is, we can't take it for granted". I thought about how worthwhile life was even when it is hard. Gee, John is somehow always my constant inspiration. He's constantly reminding me to love life, because he sees life from a different paradigm since his stem cell transplant.
So we went to a few doctor's appointments. John's local oncologist was in the same building, so we went back to talk to his nurses. John was feeling quite weak, and he wanted to know if he was due for a transfusion. He had just had one two days ago, however, he was already weak, so he thought that maybe he should have another. They said it wasn't quite time yet, and were worried why he was so out of breath and weak. So they ended up calling Hershey. Hershey is going to call us back on Thursday to let us know what is going on. The nurse in Hershey doesn't think that it is time for John to have a transfusion yet either (just judging from the labwork John had this morning). She is wondering if there is something else going on with him. So he will probably have further testing. This morning when John woke up he had a little fever. Please God don't let us have to go back to Hershey. I just want to stay home longer than two weeks and live a normal life for awhile! I mean I will do it if I have to, but wouldn't it be nice to stay at home for awhile?!
To those of you who have emailed me and left me comments asking how I am doing, don't worry about me. I am feeling somewhat better. I think it is just some alergies and asthma. Yeah, yeah, I will slow down. I will take a Calgon Moment, Deb!
Actually John and I did take a time out tonight. We did something really silly and fun. We played a game called Garfield's MAD about CATS. You have to go through this intricate process where you build something serious, only to find out when you complete it, and Garfield and Odie unmask it, there's nothing there but a teddy bear! After all the work you put into it! I would suggest anybody who wants to get a gift for their kids to get this this CD-ROM, they would get a kick out of it.
I say kids, but it is a lot of fun for adults too. To advance along you play a myriad of games (there are 20 I think), and even at the beginner's level the games were hard! On one of them I never scored above a zero, LOL. Some of the games were: Squash A Spider, Dunk Binkie the Clown (where the only good clown is a wet clown!), Fowl Shot (where you launch chickens from an easy chair onto a target or out a window, if you miss they die!), Whack A Rat ("Look out! The lab rats are trying to escape. Whack them back into last week!"), and my personal favorite Hack Attack. On Hack Attack, Garfield shoots hairballs up at rows of baby kittens, to try to kill them and their cuteness, before they drop hearts down on him and kill him. This game was reminiscent of a game Stuart used to have us playing, which was called Sheep Something-or-other. Do any of you remember that game?!
Anyway, we had a blast. It was so nice to be doing nothing but laughing. I want to thank you Kate (John's chemo angel) for sending the game. We are going to play it again. I am competetive and will sit here for hours and try to beat my high scores, LOL! That is late at night when I am done with all my work and should be in bed. Which is bad, I need to stop staying up so I can be fresh each morning. So I guess I will sign off now.
But before I go, I just wanted to say I found a webpage to buy the game here, so if you are interested in getting it, there it is. And for you UKers, check here. Gee, they should pay me for doing a commercial!
So off I go, maybe I will unwind for about a half an hour playing POGO. I was going to say that I was a closet game player, but you probably know there is nothing closet about it, because I have a POGO logo right there in my sidebar, LOL. Okay, quit laughing, Penny! Alright, nighty everyone.