Mary Beth Lawler Art Blog
I had my first Chemotherapy infusion yesterday and I am very happy to report that is was, all in all - boring. My sister Linda kept the troops entertained, at one point knocking over all the styrafoam heads with wigs on them that went rolling around. At 8:30am it was pretty quiet but by noon it was hopping in there. Those nurses are on their toes I'll tell you. They cannot make a mistake! My doctor stopped in twice to see me and that is a big comfort. My regimen has changed to only four infusions, three weeks apart. They call it "dose dense". They whack you pretty good and then give you three weeks to recover, before they whack you again. But my overall treatment will be over in 12 weeks instead of 16. After a little time off I will start radiation. I feel OK. Nothing drastic, a little queasy,and oddly I'm getting hiccups a lot. My hair will fall out gradually so I have some time to think about my disguise. I'm leaning toward redhead. What do you think? My sister returned to Boston this morning so Alex is stepping up to the plate. Having this kind of support at home is so crucial, I'm lucky. I do have a request though, I could use some Illustrator tutorial time, there are a couple of things I just can't seem to figure out. So if any of you designer geeks have some time, let me know, I'd appreciate it.