So yesterday was Mardi Gras or FAT Tuesday. We celebrated here at the hospital with Devree making a mask and they had a parade and handed out beads to everyone. A new friend I made, Melanie from VISALIA, CA asked the lady at the front desk "What does Mardi Gras mean? I said just loud enough for Melanie to hear "Show me your boobies." She smiled at that one.
Devree informs me that radiation smells like pesticides and bleach very strongly. That is why she only likes to rarely eat Teriyaki beef jerky and Kosher dill pickles. On this diet she has lost more weight. Yesterday they prescribed Marinol which is a derviative of Marijuana to stimulate her appetite and help to take away her nausea. We are hoping that Marijuana is GOOD for SOMETHING!
Today we both had to take extensive psychologocal testing. It is part of another research test they have here to see how patients and their families deal with stress and cope with the disease. If they can learn from the Hamblins then so be it. I hope we can help others who may not be able to deal with this.
Here is what the sister missionary from Germantown ward told us. "How do you pronounce the name 'La-a'?" We tried a few things and she said "The mom got mad at the teacher for mispronouncing her daughters name. She said 'La DASH A. The DASH don't be SILENT!' " Isn't that a funny one?
Have a great Wednesday!