Tuesday, July 13, 2010

#5 Never Felt So Good

Mom has felt really crummy with Chemo round #4.  She didn't once come out of the "feeling sick" stage.  I am still amazed at how well she's done--but I know this one has been really hard for her.  It has been hard to see her lethargic and without energy or excitement for life.  And then there's all the weird symptoms that have manifested themselves this time around--we won't even go into those- But let's just say that with three additional visits to Huntsman aside from her last treatment during this time, she was really relieved this morning to be going for her scheduled 5th treatment today.  I dare say she had an actual spring in her step this morning before she left.  And a real genuine smile that I haven't seen for days!  I think it must of felt liberating for her to get up and get ready--because she actually had somewhere she needed to be today--and because going there would get her one step closer to being--DONE.

I couldn't help but capture a few pictures before they left. It brings tears to my eyes as I think of my Dad helping my Mom into the car--and then Mom turning to me and raising her arm up in a cheering motion saying, "#5! #5!"

Surely, #5 will never feel better than it does right now for her. She will likely be sick again like she has been. She knows that--and so do I--so it was nice to see her have her little moment before she gets sick all over again.

And lastly, Mom was a super star last weekend as she put on her happiness {the best she knew how} for a Dunford Family Reunion at their home in Midway.  I know how hard it was for her to get ready to go outside--I ran into her room after everyone had started arriving to see if I could help her--and she surprised even me by wanting to wear her red cowboy hat.  She looked classy and lovely in every way.  A city girl--gone "a little bit couontry" in her own right!   All of her siblings were there {except for dear Uncle Carlos who passed away a year and a half ago.} I think it must have been interesting for everyone to see my Mom in her state--but she fooled them all and smiled most of the time.  Great job, Mom!  Only 1 more left!

1 comment:

  1. Brings tears to my eyes. I wish I could have been there at the reunion to see you my sweet auntie. You are a a superstar! Hang in there. Lots of love