Saturday, October 6, 2012
Because today is also the day I celebrate the 7th anniversary of my last "drip trip" in 2005. The last afternoon I sat in hospital recliner with bright, (how'd you like a) Hawaiian Punch pink poison snaking into my hand via plastic tubing, my hair already gone gone gone, and the chemicals in the concoction turning my blood ice cold. I can't remember the name of that one chemical, but I call it the "brain freezer" and I still cringe when I remember that surge of icy discomfort course through my (then) 96 lb body. And I still get phantom pains on the top of my hand where the chemo nurses sought a few good veins.
October is a big month in our family. We celebrate life. And we blow out a LOT of candles - well my sister does anyway... :)
Happy Birthday, Lisa. I love you from the bottom of my (younger) heart.