Today was a completely wonderful day. Terry, Tommie, Ellie and Emily came to visit me. I got to spend some time with each of them and then to go for a walk with them all. Emily and Ellie pushed my IV pole so I really felt relatively like I normally do. Then I took a nap and everyone returned to the hotel: Ellie to arrange her clothes and toys in the room's drawers, closets and table tops; Terry to nap, not sure what Emily and Tommie did. Emily and Tommie came back, we worked on the NYT crossword puzzle and Ellie spent two hours swimming. Emily and Tommie got to be here to see the last of the first round of chemo hung. Yahoo! Tomorrow at 1900, chemo down, no IV pole. I'll be free (except that I won't be able to leave my room without a mask or the hospital at all), but it will be a step in the right direction.
I got the following text today:
"chaplain Rick asked if he should send flowers. I explained. [Mary adds: I can't get flowers b/c of mold potential given that the point of the chemo was to obliterate my immune system] He asked about fruit. I said it was seriously iffy at best. Asked about sending you a book and I said you were reading different from normal stuff - right now a graphic novel about mice. His eyebrows raised and I realized to him graphic = sexually explicit! I assured him you haven't gotten into rodent porn." I am reading "Mouse Guard," a graphic novel about the mice warriors who ferry other mice from one mouse city to the others.
Other interesting things about today for the doctor geek types: my ANC is 10. I actually feel totally fine, except a little more tired than usual. There were two humming birds that I saw at the feeder today. I was hungry twice and ate two extra bowls of chicken soup and I walked 1 mile according to my iphone, but the best thing about today is that I got to spend it with my family.