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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

We're 1/3 done with Dr. Kemo Sabe!

Barb had her second infusion Tuesday and proudly announced "two down, four to go!"  She got a late start with her Doctor being a bit late due to longer than anticipated hospital rounds.  I thought, well, we kept him late a few times when we were in the hospital, so that's ok.  As long as patients are being helped.
So instead of getting out at 1, we left at three and went straight to Cafe Londonderry in Stuyvesant Plaza for their great Pumpkin soup!  This was due to in part to Barb only taking Cheerios to munch on during the infusion, and thinking she would be out at 1:00 p.m. in time for a normal lunch.  It was also due to the fact that we love the Londonderry!  Without this becoming a restaurant review, let's just say that whenever I have out of town guests during conferences, including the time I hosted a delegation of Hungarian and Slovakian dignitaries from their education system, I took them to the Londonderry for their "special" American meal!
Barb met a new friend at the infusion, a fellow quilter with whom she exchanged contact info.  Barb can make friends anywhere - easily striking up conversations and putting the other person at ease.  Definitely one of the things I love about her.
There are a lot of things to be happy with about this second infusion, especially since we both had a few concerns about the unknown.
For instance, was this round going to be harder to deal with because of the cumulative effects of the "Kemo Sabe Cocktail?" Or would she be better prepared for the experience having been through it once already?  I think it is more of the latter, since she has been strong and smiling since she came home, helped in part by the many cards, phone calls, and visitors who all bear the same message - you are loved my many, many people.
Some of those well - wishers have kept her up to date with school goings-on so very well, that she is very excited about returning to work in the spring.  Maybe not as excited as her students and colleagues would be to see her, but that remains to be seen!
Thank you everyone, for being part of Barb's healing team.

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