Tuesday, May 29, 2007


So, I'm not quite sure what happened to me differently this past hospital stay, but I have found myself to be much less flexible since I have come home. Realistically, it's probably a result of my not stretching anymore, but I'd like to blame it on the chemo. I mostly just vegged out while I was in the hospital, since I was only in for three days, one of which I was completely knocked out for. I can still touch my toes, but my 180 degree splits are deceased. I've also noticed my arms don't feel as stretchy, which is strange. I need to get moving around some more though. Come on, movement motivation!

In other news, today was a long day: today was a clinic day. All I needed was one shot, L-Aspariginase, a quick dose of chemo. It took literally ten seconds for my nurse to give me the shot. I had to wait, however, for about two hours for them to finally call my name. I guess today was especially busy as it was the day after a holiday, and sick peoples need their drugs. I did notice something interesting while I was waiting for them to draw my blood though: cancer patients tend to avoid other cancer patients. There is a hallway where we are instructed to wait before they can draw blood, and, as I've mentioned, today was especially busy. So I had to sit between two women while we waited, one of whom had disturbingly blue toenails. But I found it interesting that neither woman looked at me when I sat down. Indeed, they both turned away from me. I was tempted to start coughing horrifically and messily all over the place, but I decided that they perhaps wouldn't share my sense of humor. So I restrained. Otherwise, that was about it. Same old clinic feelings, same old desire to be anywhere but at clinic. Eventually, I made it home, and I haven't done much with the rest of my day. Slept on and off, I suppose. Oh, I had a burrito. Hahaha. Tomorrow I go downtown for group, which should be fun. It's hot and sunny and possibly rainy tomorrow in Chicago. All things one comes to expect at the end of May in Chicago. So happy Tuesday, sad toad. Don't let the world get you down. Peace.


rachel kalei. said...

hey. i'm rachel and i was just clicking the next blog button on the screen. and i normally only see like different languages. but when i saw yours i thought it looked intresting. it definently is. you remind my a lot of my friends which is super funny. feel free to check out my blog. it might not be as intresting as yours but whatever. I just wanted to let you know.

Megan Amanda Steffen said...

sadface. It's taking over the world.

I actually laughed out loud when I read the phrase, "sick peoples need their drugs" and Andy was like what? And I was like, Caroline. And he was like, what is she up to? And I said, I dunno, bein' a jerk.

It is a good way to start the morning I think.

kev-kev said...

i would've definitely coughed and sputtered loudly, but i guess i'm a little bit different, and by that i mean awkward. i also find the fact that cancer patients tend to stay away from others rather weird..hmmm, wonder why that is? anyway, vegging during the summer is always good, even if your 180 degree splits (you can do that?) are losing some of their edge.