& friends... that's a wrap!!!!
My infusions are all done! ... for now anyways.
I go back in 3 months to see where my levels are at... if they are staying up... or if infusions will be a new normal for me every few months. Oh geez. Fingers crossed & prayers lifted.... I really want to never do that again.
Let me back up...
Friday started off good. First, Fridays are just always good - right? The finish line of the week.
But this Friday, I stopped at the library on the way home & got the BEST library haul!!!! So many books I've been wanting to read. I was nearly skipping out of the library with my stack of books! Good thing we just had "Show Us Your Books" last week because I found a couple of reads from that that I wrote down & was able to put on hold.
I got home just in time to turn around & go out to dinner with some friends.
So this picture is the funniest to me because I was trying to get a video for my 1 second a day app & leave it to me to mess it up - I ended up not getting a video - but a snap... & the funniest snap caught in action. But this perfectly describes us getting together - lots of animated talking.... add in lots of laughter & always some tears & just lots of love.
We ended up getting there at 6:30 & do you know we were there at nearly closing - 10:45.... & we STILL didnt get around to everything we wanted to talk about. I love my Jesus Sisters!!!
Then it was time. I was pumped up to get in & get this infusion done. I even dressed for the occasion... going in with a BEAST MODE attitude!
I told the nurses that I almost brought confetti to bring & toss in the air when I left.... but I didnt want to have to have anyone to clean it up. The nurse I had was the best (she was actually my very first nurse!!!!) & she said, "Oh honey, we would have tossed it WITH you & been so thrilled to clean it up - we love when people are done needing to come here" - how sweet is that???
& this infusion went super fast to me because I actually fell asleep! The first time I've ever done that. I was reading one of my new books & next thing I know, I'm getting woke up by the beeping of my machine. That's how you pass the time away!
I was so excited when I left, I called Ricky & told him I was going to Target to celebrate....
... & then pushed myself too hard.
I felt AWFUL half way through the store. AWFUL.... I had to get out of there. I was having hot flashes & dizzy spells & feeling sick.... It almost threw me in a panic attack. I pushed myself way too hard. So I just jetted out with what I had in my cart & had to get home.... except I had to make one more stop....
... yep... had to get an iced coffee.....
Except that made me feel even worse because I ended up getting stuck in the WORLDS LONGEST LINE & was there for over 25 minutes... for coffee. I nearly was coming out of my skin by the time they handed me my coffee. I mean, this is how bad it was..... I finally got to the window & they had my iced coffee ready, but they didnt have my other order... & I had to wait an extra 5 minutes - FOR AN AMERICANO... AN AMERICANO .. how hard is it to make that? That's basically just COFFEE in a CUP!!!! I dont know what the issue was in there that day....
After that - I just wanted to get home & get in bed... that was where I stayed the rest of the day.
Luckily - I had made some quinoa sweet potato chili before I left for my infusion in the morning so we at least had a yummy supper Saturday night.
& as the night went on, OF COURSE, I had some side effects. Always something new - & awful. This time around? I had a temp - as usual - but then my chest had these red streaks all over it - like someone had scratched me up & down... it was kinda terrifying. When I got the in shower, they got even worse - BLOOD RED. We said if they didnt ease up after I got out of the shower, we were going to the ER.... but they faded a little after a few hours & then went away by midnight. Geez.
& of course, I think this puppy love helped heal me.
True to form, Sunday, I felt great.... steroid kicked in once again. & by steroid, I also mean no sleep ... so frustrating. But it does make me feel decent on Sunday.
Got to go to HSM, & then back to Target to finish my shopping I needed from my jet out of there quick trip & then I was on a mission - to get my car clean!!! I honestly have not cleaned my car in the longest time... like, would it be horrible & embarrassing to say it may even be longer than a year that I've washed my car - much less vacuumed it? Oh man.. that is embarrassing... but true to life. I'm all about honesty.
It took me a hour to clean my car - got my dashboards all cleaned & shiny... drove to take it through a car wash - & even pumped in the quarters to get the vacuum going. I nearly gagged getting under my seat. All the rocks & straw wrappers... & french fries. I dont even eat a lot of french fries so that's REALLY scary.
But I feel like I'm riding in a new car now.
& do you know that less than an hour after I got it cleaned... a bird pooped right down the front of my windshield.... THIS IS MY LIFE Y'ALL!!!! I literally just had to laugh.
Got my bills done.... read some in the sun.... played with the dogs... & yes, I wore green for St. Patrick's Day....
... & here we are in another week. It's a busy week (again) ahead... but ready to tackle it - I mean, I'm all pumped up full of iron now, right? PRESSING ON!!!