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Life Near an Iowan Cornfield 3-22-09

Busy busy busy…..

After starting off majorly behind at work on Monday, I thought I’d take just pre-counted cans and estimates while I worked on Saturday’s backlog.  So many cans came spilling into the center that I didn’t have room inside for all of them.  I had to tarp over the top of the outside pile.  The pile stayed there until Friday.  The redemption center in the next county still hasn’t opened so I know I’m still getting walk-in traffic from there.

Tuesday Mr. VS got her medport installed and Friday we had the first round of chemo.  More details in the Day 69 blogpost.

PIT #3 had a major project at school that was due last week.  He needed to have a prototype for an original invention.  His idea was a two-headed axe/hammer.  On one side is the axe head on the other side of the handle is the sledge hammer head.  Forget the fact that putting weight on the bottom of the handle decreases the power behind the swing he had fun putting it together.  His teacher was impressed with his creation and presentation.  PIT #3 reported after school that day that he didn’t even tell the teacher the best part of his new invention, it could also be used as a weapon by his barbarian character in D&D.  Daddy is so proud.

Currently watching: Stargate SG1 season 10
Currently reading: Necessary Evil – hoping to start that campaign at OGN in the next few weeks
Posts in the pipeline: GintUo Super Spies, Make Myself a Monster
New on my bookshelf: Mutants & Masterminds core rulebook, D&D 4e PHB and Monster Manual

March 22, 2009 Posted by | Life near an Iowa Cornfield | , , , | Leave a comment

Day 69 of being a Cancer Survivor

rib4Tuesday, 3-17, Mrs VS got her medaport installed.  That surgery went fine.  She is quite pleased with the results and really likes the fact that bloodwork can be done relatively simply now.

Friday, 3-20, we went in for the first round of chemo treatments.  We got to Dr. S. office at about 8:45.  Would’ve been there earlier but the main route in the doctor’s office was closed do to some emergency sewer work.  After we arrived the nurses took us right back.  I was shunted off to the waiting room because of my cold.  Mrs. VS was done before 11:00.  She wasn’t feeling up to much of anything so we left for home.

En-route to home we were talking and my beloved wife corrected me about my wrong assumptions.  I had thought that the treatment schedule was the weekly treatments followed by the bi-weekly later on.  No we’re starting with the bi-weekly.  So in all innocence, I asked if this was the treatment that would be causing hair loss.  Unintentionally, I caused the love of my life to burst into tears.  After much consolation and assurances that I still loved her we arrived home still upset from the trip.

Because of the mountainous backlog at the redemption center I went off to work leaving instructions for Mrs. VS to call if she needed me.  Her friend J.V. came over to sit with her Friday evening as I was needed to at the youth center for Open Game Night. 

Yesterday afternoon her brother came over to sit with her while the family went off to D&D day.  She missed us but was thankful for the relative peace and quiet.

So far Mrs. VS has been suffering from catching my cold.  She’s had some nausea but no puking.  There appears to be some bruising around the medaport.  She’s sleeping on the couch right now and doesn’t plan on going to church today.

March 22, 2009 Posted by | Mrs. Vulcan Stev's Fight | , | Leave a comment