Posts Tagged ‘perry’

No, Not The Shot

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

I was sooo cruising thru this Chemo that I was pretty cocky. I felt embarrassed to accept meals when I felt good. Then I gave myself “the shot”. It is a bone stimulant for creating white blood cells that will let me fight off infection and be in the world. PAIN…every bone in me rallied to the call. Growing pains x 10.

Back to the pain pills and ever so grateful for the nutrition brought to my door by Sue, Judy, Marilyn, Marion , and Perry. So here comes the nausea,sweats, constipation etc to seek out a few damn cells gone bad. Oh yeah, and mood swings.

Sooooo Far To Come

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Well, here we are on the other side of the world!

Steve and I boarded an “Airbus’ in D.C. (it’s as big as a football field) for the flight to Johannesburg, South Africa via Dakar, Senegal for gas.  In Dakar, before taking off again, the stewardesses run down the aisles  with bug spray above their heads, spraying the inside of the plane and us occupants with insecticide saying: “please cover your mouths and close your eyes.”

After 20 hours, several airplane meals, and NO sleep, we arrived in Jo’berg for an overnight before the last leg to Lilongwe, Malawi and another 2 hours of flying. But we’re here, and our friends Brenda and Perry and their lovely family have opened their hearts and home to us. What fun getting to know them all over again.

Tomorrow, we check out the tasks ahead.  THANK YOU for all your prayers , they keep us uplifted!