Who doesn't love a nice care package? Especially when it is delivered in person by none other than your mom!! Not knowing what my side effects from the first chemo treatment would be, she came down to take care of me yesterday (and just happened to bring some goodies too). Fortunately, I wasn't feeling too bad other than a little nausea. She made us spinach salads for lunch (she is absolutely positively adamant that I eat nothing but healthy cancer fighting foods😄.....no sugar😭😭😭) and then we got to just relax & chat the whole afternoon.
Around dinner time, the fatigue set in as Andie was proudly showing me, page by page, her entire completed Simple Solutions book (that may have had something to do with it😉). Next thing I knew, I woke up an hour or two later to the sound of Sofia the First on the TV. I had taken a nice little nap, unaware of homework, showers, Andie watching TV, or anything else going on around me. As my eyes opened, I hear "Mommy, will you play a game with me", and so I did....two rounds of Sequence☺
After a "not so great" night of sleep due to a headache and toothaches, (I knew that my immune boosting Neulasta shot could cause bone pain, but I guess I got tooth pain instead??), I awoke this morning to realize that Noah had gotten himself up (this is in itself friends is a giant miracle) AND gotten his baby sister up as well. They were totally self sufficient while I rested (for those of you who see Andie today, please don't think I fixed her hair😂). My sweet Alia gets herself up and out the door everyday with no help from mom.....but that is what 16 year olds should be doing😉
Lastly, I owe an immeasurable amount of gratitude to my husband, Brian. He has been by my side since the day of diagnosis.....at every doctor appointment (and there have been too many to count), and here at home taking care of EVERYONE and EVERYTHING (still not quite sure how he was able to persuade Noah to get himself up this morning). So if you happen to see him, please give him a big "pat on the back" because he is most definitely doing a wonderful job making sure I am well cared for💑