I just got home from the most incredible trip to Texas to "touch my roots". We saw lots of old friends, family, found our "dead people" at the Cleburne Cemetary and Laureland in Dallas.
I can't thank my sisters enough for their indulgence, patience, and laughter. All three of us had "meltdowns" where we had to bitch at each other, but hey, at this point, we are close enough to do that.
I see Dr. B tomorrow - first we haveto see where my bloodwork is at. Pray for healthy red & white blood cell counts and PLATELETS! I hope I can have my FOLFOX tomorrrow!
I will post more later about the trip with pictures.
My hair is growing back in pretty fast, so I don't think I'll completely shave my head. Thanks to AC & Jean in Texas and Margaret & the Park family for all the hats. Margaret, her daughter Taylor (my new adopted daughter), and my sisters were in a Cancer Walk in Duncanville last Saturday. (We spent 1962-1969 in Duncanville and had a great experience growing up there. ) I had to ride in a wheelchair, and my dear friend from childhood, Margaret, pushed me most of the way. It was so good to reconnect with some old friends, especially Margaret and her family.
Okay, I gotta go take some pills.
My condolences to the McCrea Family. I cannot tell you how much I will miss Valerie. She was a great inspiration to me. Also, our sympathies to the Ken McKenzie (his wife passed away this week and she as well was a real fighter and inspiration to me), Warren Doyle's family, and Mary's family from Ewe & Me in Ridgway. (Sorry I can't think of Mary's last name.)
Congratulations to new parents and grandparents: Trevor & Erin from our local bakery - a boy, their first, Catcher Easton Latta; the Swim Shop people in Ouray (Jennings, fun people to bowl against),; and Julia Gregory of Austin with her new grandbaby whose name I cannot find at the minute.
Thanks everyone for your prayers, good wishes, etc. You have been a big help!
Just up here in Colorado, glad to be home, but we should be leaving town on Thursday for the spring Gem & Mineral Show in Denver if all goes well, and I can find someone to clean my port in Denver.