I just talked to my daughter. Last week was her chemo week. When she first started, by day six, she would still be feeling lousy, but not sick. Now she doesn't start to feel better until after four or five days since her last chemo day. So we know the chemo is getting into her system and doing its job.
One of the side effects of the chemo that she didn't expect is that she becomes very constipated. So they have her taking stool softeners three times a day, for each day she is on the chemo. The problem that arose was that she keeps her chemo beside her bed, but the stool softeners are out in the kitchen on the counter. When she is on the chemo, she doesn't get out of bed, only to go to the bathroom. So I told her to keep it at her bedside so she would remember to take it. (She still needs her Mommy.)
After a long discussion we decided against going to the skating competition. It is $500 for the package per person. And it entitles you to attend all parties, events, shows, etc. for five days. There is no way either one of us would be willing to take advantage of the package. The individual tickets don't go on sale until next year. So we decided that we will go to see a show at the theater instead. I will be in my wheelchair and we get the best seats. Even if we buy balcony seats. There is a good side to being handicapped sometimes. She is also planning to have a Sunday party with all my kids and all the grand and great grandchildren present for a family portrait. There are 17 of them, (I think) four of my kids and all of their spouses. I really think she will need to rent a small hall. And have it catered. She asked me what my favorite meal was. I told her meat loaf. She started laughing so hard. "Ma, I can't be serving meat loaf at a party." I have to agree with her.
Her spirits are still high and when she is not on the chemo, she is antsy to get back to work. But she will wait until April when the weather is warmer.
Thank you all for the angels. They are definitely watching over her and I am beginning to have hope for her prognosis. Hopefully, she will be in that 5%.