Made it through another 5 days of duel Chemo injections. This is the third
The injections are limited to the thighs, upper arms, and stomach and for some reason, the colorful reaction happened almost immediately. There’s red, yellow, pale blue and a strange sort of purple/wine color after a few days, but it’s always just at the puncture site. Very weird to look in the mirror - which I try to avoid whenever possible.
The Evening Primrose oil has become a hit with other patients at the Center. I made copies of the webpage and one patient told me that she paid thrice the price when she bought hers locally; she'll be ordering from Amazon next time. I'm glad it's helping people. While the oil cuts the stinging, and itching, it has no effect on the discoloration. OK, I’ll take what I can get at this point. I’ve 2 more days to go - Monday & Tuesday - and I am done with this cycle. There are 3 weeks to heal before the next, and final cycle next month.
On the way home I stopped at the Pyrex store to look for a new mixing bowl.
As fate would have it, the Pyrex/Corning folks are discontinuing this line of bowls - medium size with a wide rim hand grip - and they were 50% off. Original price was $10.00 Sale price $5.00 Minus 20% coupon - I paid $4.00…Well worth the stop, I’d say.
Another whole set isn’t necessary. I seldom use a smaller, or larger one anymore. There were 3 (my size) bowls left and I was tempted to buy 2, but went for the one. There may be someone out there like me who enjoyed the convenience of this particular design and they’ll find one here before they're gone.
Made the purchase, popped back into the middle of the traffic madness and was home in less than 20 minutes. Very good for this time of year.
I was saddened to learn that James Brady has died. Brady was Saint Ronnie Reagan’s Press Secretary who was shot in the assassination attempt against oldRonnie back in 1981. He and wife Sarah had a place here at the beach where they would come to rest and recoup after one or another medical procedure Brady endured just to function.
Brady was always in a wheel chair and loved the fact that Dos Locos was handicap accessible in many ways. They used to come to the restaurant, just the two of them or with a small group. They loved their cocktails (especially Sarah) and enjoyed Darryl’s famous margaritas, to boot. They were very generous and supportive of the downstate beach communities. He will be missed, but at least now he is pain-free.
Receiving quite a few compliments on the beard lately. I’m flattered, indeed. Truth is I grew it because I was tired of looking at my skinny, drawn, pale face. It does make me look a little heavier and healthier, but honestly, I am glad I grew it again.
Anyway, I’m elated to have the entire weekend free. No poking until Monday. The weather is grand - high of 78’F and low humidity. I see a boardwalk stroll on my gay agenda all weekend.
And so it goes.