Our New Normal
|Shirt from Tom's cousins showing their support for him|
Today was Tom’s third chemo treatment. The treatment went well and we now seem to be in a pattern.
Chemo takes most of the day. Tom feels good during and right after chemo because of the large amount of anti nausea meds he receives. The meds stay in his system for two days. Then for a couple of days, he doesn’t feel great-little appetite and very tired. He takes pills that seem to control the nausea. After day four through six, he begins to feel more like himself. His appetite returns, his energy level goes up and life returns to normal so that we almost forget about the health issues.
A friend called it ‘the new normal’. That is how life is. Our lives have been turned upside down. We have many doctor appointments and blood tests filling our schedules. We don’t plan any activities until we get up in the morning and see how Tom is feeling. But we are developing a rhythm to the days.
|Three colors of slime. Savi is hiding small toys for me to find|
As I look back on the last week, I see that it was filled with wonderful times. It could be as simple as making slime with Savi. Slime is the new hit on Youtube. It is very simple to make using glue, water, food coloring and borax. Mix them and voila-you have slime that is easy to clean up & fun to play with. There is no real use for slime other than squeezing but it is a big hit with our three-year-old granddaughter.