Today ended up being a really, really tough day. It started fine with lots of lying around. By cleverly staying horizontal Maggie avoided any gastro-intestinal events (a.k.a. “puking”). However, as the day crawled on she felt increasingly worse. Continue reading Oh, Crappy Day
This new round of chemo has started off with a bang. The morning was rough but Maggie refuses to be sidelined (although she really would like a little more time in bed). But we made it through class and through a final and now it’s nap time.
Today’s chemo went fine, as expected, although due to drug interactions and other complicated “medical stuff” spent nearly 8 hours at The Spa. We arrived at roughly 8AM and left pretty close to 5PM. Continue reading Long Day at The Spa
Well, our “perfect plan” for this final law school quarter has been thrown askew. Maggie had specifically signed up for classes that met only on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday so that she could have Monday’s for chemo and doctor visits. For some reason Baylor has, at the very last moment, decided to move one of her classes to Monday, Wednesday, Friday thus eliminating her open Mondays and Wednesdays. She’s quite upset since this minor change puts her graduation at risk.
Monday we go to the doctor as scheduled at 8AM for her next chemo treatment. This one is going to be stronger than the last and will include a new drug called Avastin. We expect that it will take between 3 and 4 hours to complete our visit after which we’ll head back to Waco.
Hopefully we can figure out some solution to the newly created class schedule issue that will satisfy Baylor and allow Maggie to continue to receive treatment. It’s so extremely frustrating to have this issue pop up at the last minute. After three long years of hard work Maggie lacks merely 9 hours to complete her course work for her law degree from Baylor.
“No Chemo Days are great” says Maggie. She’s been doing really well, eating good, gaining energy and as about as spunky as you could imagine. 🙂 Continue reading To Waco to Celebrate Friends’ Graduation