Gearing up for consolidation round #2

Met with the oncologist on Friday, and even though my body is still taking its time to get the white blood count up, he thought I was ready to start my second round of consolidation on Monday. So, what do you do to prepare for another round of chemotherapy? You do whatever you can to enjoy the days leading up to it, because chances are it’s going to suck (I think that’s actual medical terminology) again.

So, we did what any normal couple would do on a beautiful summer Sunday. We prepared a picnic and headed for the park.

Picnic at the Park

Picnic at the Park

After a hearty lunch, a chapter or two and a leisure stroll back to the car, we stopped at the Birchwood for treats (key lime pie for me, carrot cake for Virginia) and iced coffee.

Back at home, the afternoon was still beckoning us to stay outdoors, so we sat out on the deck and created some scratchcrafty goodness (for those new to this blog, that’s typically spinning and knitting around here).

Virginia Knitting

Superwash Colonnial

Note about the yarn: The spinning of this yarn was interrupted back in March, but I decided to take advantage of feeling energized and finish it up today. This is a skein of 3-ply superwash colonnial wool, spun from about 3 oz. of dyed top, totaling 330 yards. Surprisingly, I was able to keep it the same wpi’s as when I first started. Some skills don’t get rusty, even with cancer.

Speaking of which… nah, I’ll stop talking about that for now and just enjoy the rest of the evening. I think there’s probably some more spinning on tap and an episode or two of The Avengers.

4 Replies to “Gearing up for consolidation round #2”

  1. So nice to see your faces! 🙂

    Btw, I finally passed the hemoglobin test on Friday and donated blood for the first time since before I was pregnant. I’d been trying to donate since… October of last year, I think, but kept failing. Anyway. Just thought I’d share the news. Good luck with round 2!!!

  2. What a great day you had. It’s wonderful to see you take a moment for a breath of fresh air with your love and do a little crafty goodness as well. =)

  3. Jessica Sattler says:

    I miss you guys soooo much
    I love you!

  4. ahh…there’s nothing like a visit to laughing waters and a treat at the birchwood to lift your spirits! i had a dose of that myself this week.

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