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Snowquestration and Chemo Prep

PROJECT 365 - DAY 32. Today was a "Washington Snow Storm," which means that most citizens (and non-citizens) will either brave the horrible traffic, or, stay home. Used to be if the government closed, then everything closed and you stayed inside. Now, there's this telework option so theres a possibility that people will work and the government's business will still be done. Not an option for us. Because of med appointments we were running from place to place in the snow. There was indeed snow, but in our neck of the woods, the snow was mainly slush. We had snow flakes the size of cocktail napkins and the temperature (thankfully) hovering around 35. I can't imagine what it will be like when the temperature drops to below freezing. The medical building we were in was cold, really cold. We were on the top two floors and the wind was really blowing, the windows literally whistled and you could feel the cold wind. This is not hyperbole, this is the truth! Diane was freezing.Today, I think we found the real cancer battleground or at least the outer perimeter. Because of the weather, there were few people in the chemo clinic, but I had a sense of intensity in those few. Same with the oncologist and the nurse with whom we spent a considerable amount of time. Reminded me of getting ready for combat or a playing in a pro sporting event (as if I've ever done either of those): there's a bootcamp, a "Chemo Class" that Diane and I will attend on the 15th, a handful of meds to get and then finally the chemo. Next week, there's the "port insertion" surgery to give her the tools for the battle. After the port procedure, we get the "game plan" with the schedule, the meds for the side effects, the techniques and aids for the process, etc., etc., etc. Truly...the info came like a firehose. The whole process, or rather the thought of the whole process, makes me nervous. Diane too. I guess that's where all of us come in, to help her stay strong through prayers, energy, emails, calls, reaching out to her and to others. Paying it forward, sideways, all ways.The winter storm continued for the four hours we were in the medical building. Afterwards we went for raw oysters and soup. Then home for a fire and a nap. Cold, damp, snow. Winter. In March?The weather outside is frightful, the fire inside...Winter Fire

Up Early, Long Day At Work, Home, Eat, Sleep

A Busy Day!