Thursday, November 11, 2010

You can only play so many games of Spider Solitaire...

...before you begin to hate playing cards.  We seem to have MANY new chemo patients today.  And I did not see Dr. Fastenberg today; I suppose last week's consult screwed up our nifty schedule.  But, hey, that saved me 15 dollars and if I don't get paid today, I'll need all the help I can get.  I'd go check my BofA account, but not while I am on Ironwood's hot spot.

I see Amazon  has pulled that "how to be a pedophile" or whatever the name was, book from their store.  I was going to remove the Amazon ads from my blog if they did not.  Not that I expect anyone will ever buy anything by clicking through there, but what the heck, it fills up my side space :D

I'm so excited for next week to come.  My friends, Jon and Michelle are coming in from Chicago for a visit.  I hope it's cold enough for them.  It was definitely cold enough for me this morning! 

Cathy is going to make us Ziti with home made meatballs and a florentine sauce.  I love spinach so much.  Frankly, I love most vegetables, but I do have a few I can live without.  Lima beans, canned peas, .... they will never set foot in my house.

Mom was an iffy cook, as I think I have mentioned.  But every supper consisted of a meat product, a starch and a veggie.  Someone told her that was the way to feed a family.  I would never eat the meat.  Never.  And I always got in trouble.  I remember many a day sitting at the kitchen table with a plate devoid of spinach and rice, but a hunk of nasty WELL DONE meat staring at me.  My father liked his meat well done.  And so when we had steak or any beef product, it was like gnawing on shoe leather. 

They say eating lots of red meat can lead to esophageal cancer.  Um, but most of my life I didn't TOUCH red meat.  They say drinking red wine can help prevent esophageal cancer, and I had red wine with my dinner on most nights.  Who are these THEY people?  I want to punch one.

Today's chemo inmates are a pretty quiet bunch.  There is some sporadic chatting, but it's not the party-like atmosphere of last week. Donna brought me my schedule for next week, and I don't have to be here until 10AM and I will see Dr. F then.  But, if we then start chemo at 10:30ish, I won't finish until just before radiation, so long day, but hopefully, no waiting around.

More later..

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