Mel here . . . today was a good day, but my energy is running low for the night. The day started with a Angie coming to help out with things and to go pick up Kim. Mom, Ang, Kim, and I shared a lot of great smiles and laughs. It felt good to smile and laugh - a lot. It's always a bit tricky trying to balance laughing and sneezing with a chemo headache, but it's manageable.
I have an amazing family! Today is the first day I have been able to look at this blog. All my uncles David, Kevin, Sid, Brett, my aunts Cindy, Heidi, Eva, Pam, Lana, and my grandpa and grandma Perkes pitched in to buy me a laptop. My heart is very full and very grateful! I can better keep in touch with life outside my hospital room and Skype with Kaden. Words cannot express the love I feel for my family. Not just for such a wonderful gift, but for words of encouragement and feelings of hope.
I also had a nice visit with my friends Diana and Alene. They left some wonderful time passerbyers and cinnamon gummy bears that are off limits to all! I will eat them someday.
7 chemo treatments down. I don't know how many more to go. Probably 4 weeks in the hospital still. But . . . . . those leukemia cells are getting blasted away!