I had chemo early on January 24th, and we left Grand Junction about noon for Arizona. We drove through Utah - Moab, Monticello, Blanding, Bluff, Monument Valley. We got to my sister's house in Prescott at 9:00 p.m. It was nice to drive through the canyon country.
My bloodwork was about the same as at the previous chemo - slightly anemic and platelets a little low. I had been battling a cold which I seem to have given to several other people. It got much worse once we got to Tucson which is probably from the chemo knocking my resistance down. I felt pretty good on Thursday, probably from the steroids I got at chemo the day before. But Friday, I had the full blown side effects - I was freezing cold and could not get warm. My doctor called in a prescription of antibiotics for me, and I have gradually been getting better. I'm still blowing my nose a lot and going through Kleenex like crazy.
Robert & I were open for business starting last Friday at the Inn Suites in Tucson (room 160) with our new business, ColoradoMinerals.com. The show has been going fairly well for us. My sisters came down from Prescott on Tuesday and brought me back home with them. We were going to drive to the south rim of the Grand Canyon yesterday, but it was snowing, and with me still fighting the cold, we thought it would be better to stay home. Today, they made me stay in bed all day, as I am going back to Tucson tomorrow. I finished an autobiography by Donovan, the singer from the 1960's, which was quite interesting. We plan to stop in Phoenix tomorrow and see the Bodyworks-3 exhibit. I want to see what the liver looks like. I hope I can see the bile ducts as well.
We have closed Robert's shop the Sandman in Ouray. We both had raging colds the week before we left, and we couldn't get everything out of the shop before we left town. So we are indebted to our employees Elwood and Rick for moving the last things out of the space for us.
Our space is being taken over by an artist in Ouray named Susan Snodgrass. We love her work and wish her well with her new studio and gallery.
Just down in Arizona, blowing the old honker and enjoying the company of my sisters, my brother-in-law Al, their dog Mac and their two cats.