The Wall

It’s been quiet here on the BooBooBooB even though I often ask Loretta if she is going to write something.  She always intends to but often runs out of time or steam.  More often than not it is the steam she is short of.  Even casual athletes are familiar with the concept of “hitting the wall” – when they get to a point where fatigue overwhelms them and makes going on seem all that much more difficult.  Loretta has hit the wall when it comes to her chemotherapy.

She will tell you that she seems to “hit the wall” about three quarters of the way into whatever it is that she is doing.  She’s almost there now in the chemo.  The symptoms caused by the chemo are starting to get her down.  We knew this was going to be a long slog and that we had to look at it as one day at a time but it is easier said than done.

On the other hand, she is able to do a lot more with this course of drugs than she was with the last.  That might be one of the problems – she feels like she can do more so she does and makes her really tired.  It’s great for her mentally but still hard on her physically.

Like every other time that she has hit some kind of wall, Loretta will get through this one,  In two months she’ll be done with the chemo and can have her port removed (something she is REALLY looking forward to).  Then there is that pesky surgery and radiation but we’re not thinking about that yet.

She has an appointment with the oncologist tomorrow so I’ll be going and will post pictures of the infusion tomorrow.  I know you all look forward to seeing pictures of Loretta sitting in an infusion room.  Maybe we will come up with some other kind of picture.  Her sister Diana is here so maybe she’ll come up with something interesting.

We haven’t heard many jokes from you in the last month or so.  We’re always looking for a good joke.

4 thoughts on “The Wall

  1. Cynthia

    Chuck says:

    “A priest, a rabbi, and a reverend walk into a bar. The bartender then asks, “What is this?? Some kind of joke?” 🙂

    We love you Loretta!

  2. Veronica Bird

    Loretta, my dad asked me to tell you that he’s very pleased that you find the jokes he sends entertaining and that he hopes that you will feel better.
    Here’s another one:
    An old man was driving on the freeway when his cell phone rang. It was his wife calling. “Herman!” she cried. “I just heard on the news that there’s a car driving the wrong way on Route 280. Please be careful out there!”
    “No, Mabel!” exclaimed Herman. “It’s not just one car. It’s hundreds of them!”

  3. Jackie

    A man goes into his psychiatrist’s office wearing only saran wrap underwear. The psychiatrist says, “well sir, I can clearly see you’re nuts”.

  4. Danielle Smith

    Here is a joke:

    What did Tarzan say when he saw the elephant coming over the hill?
    “Look, the elephants are coming over the hill!”
    What did Tarzan say when he saw the elephants coming over the hill with sunglasses on?
    Nothing. He didn’t recognize them.

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