Saturday, December 29, 2007

3 down 1 to go

AMP had her third chemo treatment last Thursday. The two weeks leading up to this treatment were difficult due to the exacerabation of her eye allergies that we came to realize after many days of bemoaning allergies worse than cancer, was a nasty, very nasty wishing to cut out one's eyes-side effect of the chemo-therapy for which there is no known ameliorative agent save for the that over utilized and under-acknowledged, multipurpose steroid or morphine if you don't care about performance. Fortunately steroids are prescribed to frame the chemo. AMP not only felt relief from her allergies, but also had the steroidal effect of energy minced with a bit of grandiosity for which there is no pharmacological remedy.

Once again the culinary support was four stars. Thanks to all! It's lovely not to have to shop or cook at critical moments and comforting to feel the love.

I am saddened to report to AMP's fans, that she is no Patriot, and suffered her first cancer scrabble defeat. In spite of the steroids, the grandiosity and the overwhelming support of other cancer patients, their spouses, nurses, and oncologists she lost! The game was decided in the final moment of play as we had to prematurely end the game since the infusion was complete and the nurses wanted to go home. We counted our points, substracted the letters in our hand, and Larry won by two critical points, technically still a victory!

AMP's last chemo treatment is scheduled for January 17. We are looking forward to putting this behind us and holding on to what we have learned and benefitted from.