Home For A Whole Week
We spent Sunday night in Birmingham, went to UAB Monday morning for blood tests and ECG and then headed for Fairhope. Also on Sunday Gorman finished the five days of chemo and, although the side effects were not as strong as the last time, they seem to have lingered longer this time. The clinical research nurse scolded him for having lost six pounds in one week but it’s hard to eat when nauseous. I have almost made him eat, even when he’s not hungry because that helps with the queasy stomach. This morning I said to him, “Hunger has nothing to do with it; just eat and you’ll feel better” and sure enough, that’s what happened. He went to lunch with some friends and this afternoon we went to the local farmer’s market. It seems that being out in the hot weather causes him to feel queasy. Maybe we’ll have to move to Maine for the summer!
Speaking of Maine, we are trying to plan a trip up there this fall. It’s one of our favorite places. Of course, we will have to work it around UAB appointments and chemo. I’ve already found a LabCorp there. The closest one is in New Hampshire, two hours away from where we want to stay but we can just drive there one day. Two hours sounds pretty easy compared to almost five hours to Birmingham. And let me say that yesterday as we drove one mile to the local LabCorp for his blood work we were celebrating not having to drive to Birmingham twice in one week! Our next appointment at UAB is next Wednesday so we get a nice little break here. Now if Gorman can just get to feeling better so we can enjoy it. He really gets discouraged when he continues to feel bad.
And just to help us have a great big pity party, last week we learned that someone had gotten into our online banking and attempted to transfer $1500. Fortunately the Fraud Dept. at the bank caught it but they were concerned that all our accounts were compromised so we spent two and one-half hours at the bank closing out everything. I’m talking accounts that we’ve had for 40 years. I knew the account numbers by heart. One week later, everything is still in a mess with the new accounts and we still can’t get online for our banking. I’ll bet there’s some scripture in the Bible that talks about the problems caused by having money.