After 20 days on 8East, 25 bags of the nasty IL-2, endless side effects, and much time recovering in baths of oatmeal there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It's official I have completed the impossible IL-2 and I'm damn proud!
Even though the clock seems be going backwards we are still counting down the minutes until we are out of here. Things to do to past time, 1. Sleep(I was in so much pain last night asked them to knock me out and they did. Slept from 5 pm to 7 am. 2. Watch movies/tv( our oscar rich library system here we were forced to pick out....Dr Doliitle, Maid in Manhatten, Billy Madison-classic, My BestFreinds Wedding, and the drama Dances With Wolves. And our tv doesn't get sportscenter, but I heard the Mavs won. 3. Walk in circles on our floor pushing my IV pole. 20+ laps equal a mile! Exciting! 4. Eat( no appetite, not happening) 5 read ( no brain, not happening) 6. Internet but looking at facebook creates slight bitterness.
We can bear through this because it's our 4th quarter, finish line is in sight and We are no longer taking IL-2. This week was the toughest yet and although the dr.s prepared us, it hit us hard. After the first bag of IL-2 I hit rock bottom and had they had to skip the next dose until my body fought back and same went for the 3rd and 4th.
So now we wait...tick, tock, tick, tock. We are at the healm of my body and charge nurse. Couple of our other IL-2 inmates will put on their polos tucked in and walk around trying to not to look sick. But they still look like zombies, just dressed better. We just have our bags packed ready for the nod so we don't waste any time in here.
Once we are out of here we do not plan on discussing much about melanoma for a while except for the 3rd annual MelaNoMo'! Tagline"Gonna be a Good Year" on September 24 2011. Website is wwww.firstgiving.com/melanomo( under construction).
Another huge obstacle in life that we got through. Very difficult time testing emotional, physical, and patience limits, but I swear we always got a smile in there somewhere.
I can't say thank you enough for the past 3 months while enduring such a battle, that we came out on top stronger than ever is because of y'all and the big guy.
GONNA BE A GOOD YEAR. 9-24-2011.