Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Meeting and Emotions

DeBary, FL.

62 deg. light fog, no wind.
Forecast = Partly cloudy. High 83F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

The Chemo Patient Education meeting on Friday at the Chemo place went well and the nurse, (I think Jim said that her name was Margret), explained the  whole chemo treatment process, showed Linda, Jim and Laura the facilities and talked about some of the common side effects. She also gave Linda a bunch of papers that described the procedure, gave instructions about what Linda should and shouldn't do before and during the treatments and listed more of the possible side effects.

The meeting took about an hour and soon, Linda, Jim and Laura were back here at the house and discussing what they had learned.

That evening, Linda started reading the papers that she had received at the meeting, and that's when things got tough! :-(  You see, they listed the many, many possible sided effects of the chemo treatments, and to be honest, many of them are downright scary!!!!

It was at this point that Lind's emotions got the best of her.

This whole cancer thing has been very emotional and reading about the side effects really hit Linda hard. In fact it hit her so hard that she and Jim stayed up until the wee hours of the morning, talking about everything that has already happened and what was more than likely to happen in the near future.

I was trying to get some sleep, but I did hear them talking about the treatments, what effects they would have on their daily lives and what the future looks like concerning travels, seeing family and friends and time here in DeBary.

All of this has  put a huge bump in the road for Linda and Jim. The future is very uncertain and only time will tell what will happen. We are so fortunate that we've had over 12 years to travel and hopefully we'll be able to do much more traveling in the future.

On a lighter side.

Did you know that a passionate kiss uses up 6.4 calories per minute?



  1. My prayers are with you both. My father is going through chemo,has been for the last 3 months. I know side effects are different for everyone, however his experience has been great. He gets chemo every Friday, and usually feels pretty good up until about Sunday afternoon. He gets 'flu-like' symptoms for a couple days, then is ok until it starts all over again. He had the mouth sores at first, but no more. Other than the flu symptoms, he's done pretty good! He's been living his life pretty normally, doing his normal activities since this whole thing started. I hope that you find that you have the same experience. Love to you both!

  2. Having had Cancer and only in remission now, whatever time that provides me, I would ask God and pray that you focus on things as they become problems and not worry about all of the possibilities that might come about... Most of that stuff is put in the papers by the lawyers looking to cover their butts in all the worst case scenarios. Odds are you will never have any of them..... Love Rod

  3. Linda and Jim,

    You're in our thoughts and prayers daily. Climb the mountain one step at a time, and anticipate the view from the top. Hugs and best wishes!

    Selene and Hank