Last night ended in a very unexpectedly pleasant way: my hubby drove up to surprise me and is going to stay with me for the weekend. Pardon the sap, but I wonder on almost a daily basis what I did to deserve such an amazing man. He is one of my greatest blessings. End sap. :-) Anyhow, the day passed much quicker today, the walks were not as hard with a hand to hold, I got foot and calf massages, and life in general was much happier. I also had my favorite nurse again, and found out that I get to have her one more time tomorrow. She is fantastic. Her name is Katie, and she is the perfect combination of a super laid back, by the book, and yet all-around compassionate nurse. She is also very dry and sarcastic, so we get along well. She is a lot younger than me (which is a crazy sensation, many of my nurses are younger or the same age as me, while during my first transplant I was just a kid), but I feel a great kinship with her. She met my husband this morning and told him "she's my favorite patient" with a big smile, and then proceeded to stop in all throughout the day for long chats about Netflix, Facebook, iPhone watches, you name it. It was fun and such a wonderful distraction from what is actually going on. I am so thankful for the blessing of being surrounded by good people. I also got to talk to my sister for awhile, and my dad, so it was a day filled with people I love.
Unfortunately, my chemo finally hit. One of the chemotherapy drugs I am on I had in my last transplant as an outpatient and had no trouble tolerating it, but the second chemo I am taking is a very harsh chemo, though I am on low doses by transplant standards. Actually, I finished my last dose of it yesterday, but I felt the effects today. The past two days I was given anti-nausea medications before the chemo, and since I did not have it today, I was allowed off of my all day liquid infusions and not given any anti-nausea medications. Turns out that wasn't the best plan. I've been feeling pretty pukey (in every sense of the term) all day. I think the official term for this feeling after chemo is "meh." Not terrible, definitely not great, just "meh." Kind of like this blog tonight. ;-) Really, I guess I don't have much to report. Another day down, ready for another day tomorrow, and hoping this chemo junk has finally worn off by then. Good night.