It was a good/bad day today.......treatment #34......almost three years ago, my first time in that big green chair. I remember it like it was yesterday. The side effects ( or serum sickness) started almost
immediately, they are still going strong......though the change of brands, the slowing of the drip, and the addition of fluids this past month has made them milder, but more frequent .
I actually got sick in the chair today.... for the first time, my nurses saw what I had talked about for these past 34 months. How quickly it hit amazed them.
My chair buddy Louis gave me a wonderful surprise today. He had called over the weekend and told me that he wanted to take Rick and me to lunch after my treatment today. The surprise, he had actually cooked lunch for us.......it was wonderful. He is an awesome cook......we had cornbread, squash, string beans, potatoes, slaw, meatloaf and banana pudding. Wow, it was a feast.
I say it often, the best thing about the green chair.......the friends I have made. Louis has become a member of our family, his friendship has been a gift. One of our nurses is getting married this winter, I hope that Rick and Louis and I can make it to his wedding. It will be wonderful to share his happiness on his big day.
His home is as warm and loving as he is......I am so grateful that the big green chair brought us together.