They always seem to want us early and all day. I guess 8am is not too early but Devree doesn't feel the greatest in the mornings. She had a rough weekend. She wasn't able to go to church and only had a little bit to eat. So many people have already asked me "Why is Devree so sick already?" Most people don't get sick during radiation. They usually get sick during Chemo. I will tell you why, . . I think. She is having the highest radiation possible. Dr. One More Thing even wanted to up that! Then she is having it on 2/3 of her body. Three places on her skull and 3 places down her spine. See Todd's blog to see what Devree thinks. The medication she is taking for the nausea still makes her not feel totally well and really really tired. She fell last night and gave me a really good scare. She sort of falls in slow motion. But I never can get to her fast enough. I asked "Devree did you black out? Did you have a seizure?" She said "I 'Whited out'!" She scared me so badly that I hugged her and cried a bit. She asks "Now can I have a wheelchair?" I have been wanting her to walk because walking helps with the circulation and it helps her practice her balance and focus etc. But maybe today she can have a wheelchair when we get there. I told Todd about the fall and he said maybe she can have one of those sitdown walkers like Grandpa Rice. I told him they don't have those kind of walkers but maybe I'll sit in the wheelchair and she can push ME!
Devree wasn't able to get any of her school work done. It is one of those days where I can call the teacher and tell her we need more time.We need to get home by 2 pm because she has signed up for this "Look Good, Feel Great" class for teenagers. They give a whole bunch of skin care products and tips here at the Target House. While she does that, I have signed up for a free facial that they do here at the house on Mondays. I am excited! It is my very first facial. So Tammie I now can tell you that I have had a facial!
As Devree says in her countdown for the end of radiation "Just 31 more business days!" She says this because she gets radiation only on Monday-Friday's except holidays like President's Day. Aunt Kalene asks "Are counting down the hours and minutes yet, Devree? She said "Not Yet!"