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Friday, May 28, 2021

I'm Good to Go Until September!


Steve took me to my final cancer treatment for this "round"!  Now I don't have to go back until September, when I will probably have another weekly infusion for 5 or 6 weeks.  What a difference between the first and this one!  I took a nap this afternoon because the treatment seems to tire me out a little, but nothing like the first time.

I am so very grateful that I can benefit from this sort of treatment - sitting 2-3 hours for an infusion that has little or no side effects is so preferable to most cancer treatments.  The staff at the hospital (UCD Medical Center) is absolutely wonderful, kind, understanding, gentle, and I could go on and on.  It takes a special kind of person to do this work, and they certainly are all special people.  

By the way, UCD stands for University of California at Davis.  My youngest son is a certified respiratory therapist at this hospital, and he is also a special person, especially as it relates to the covid pandemic.  I would not choose to work in a medical environment in the midst of what has been a raging pandemic, and I have much respect for all health care workers who do.

Today is the 16th wedding anniversary for Donald and Jeannie, two of the most kind, gentle, and loving people I've ever known.  Here's to the next 16 years, and the next, and the next, and ....... !

I think summer has arrived and we are looking at temps close to the hundred degree mark by the end of next week. I noticed this morning that I have a few small tomatoes on a couple of the plants.  In the haste to get the plants into the ground I neglected to keep track of the type of tomatoes; I gave half the plants to my d-i-l Meg, but don't have a clue which varieties!  I normally don't eat tomatoes and give them to Jeannie & family, so I hope I can get some to mature while I'm still living here.   If and when I move, I will try to take them with me and replant them.  I usually try to grow 6 viable plants of 4-6 varieties, so you can see that is a lot of tomatoes.  Of course, some are healthier and more productive than others.  You may wonder why I plant so many when I don't eat them myself.  The answer is that they are relatively easy to grow, and I love to watch the seeds sprout.  Those first tiny shoots make my heart sing!  New life is one of the most beautiful things on the planet! 


  1. Good to hear your treatments went so well and you know will have a break for a few months. We already hit 100 so I am once again closed up in the house, but staying busy. My little herbs seem to be doing good it is fun to watch them grow from seeds

  2. You sound so much happier. I love it that you feel better. Too bad you can't send of those tomatoes to Jim. He'd be glad to help you out.

  3. I am so glad this round of treatments is over with for now. I have to agree with Sandie you sound so much happier and enthusiastic.

    I too value all the health care workers that have been through so much with this pandemic many times to the detriment of their own physical and mental well-being not to mention the toll on their families. They are all heroes in my eyes.

    Happy Anniversary to Donald and Jeannie and may they celebrate many more!