Saturday, August 21, 2010

A quick post before the Ambien kicks in

Such a busy day! Take a ride with me:

Checked out of the hotel and into our apartment. It's quite nice and decorated exactly like your grandma's would be, cozy, comforting and welcoming:) Thanks again Church Apartment Ministries!

Enjoyed my "last meal" before admission: bloody steak, a big salad, plate of veggies, and berries for dessert. Gotta love the now 'forbidden' foods.

Checked into the hospital around 8:30 pm when my room was ready. There is a big sign on my door saying "STOP wash hands thoroughly! Wear mask and gloves! In isolation!". They ain't kidding. I'm on the PEDS floor which means lots o bright colors and friendly nurses, a 'teen and young adult room' and a half court bball room. Oh, p.s. there's a freaking Wii in my room! SO glad we were given the option of being on this floor. And not just for the Wii perks, I promise.

Chemotherapy, fludarabine to be specific, starts at 6am tomorrow and will only take about an hour. MMMMMMMM eggs and chemo for breakfast! Does it come with ketchup?

At the moment P is sleeping on the trundle bed in the room, Mom is back at the apartment because she's got the sniffles:( and I'm bald as the day is long, hooked up to my IV and watching Jersey Shore on my laptop.

So, dear friends, goodnight. Tomorrow is a big day, I've got my mala at the ready and the intention of those 108 Ganapati mantras to go with the chemo.

Much love to Philly and beyond and thank you for the 25(+!) comments of well wishing and support. Keep 'em coming y'all!!

Miss all of you greatly.


  1. alright, laura, here we go! just upped the prayers, sending out even more love, and will be your long distance cheerleader- amoung MANY. (i love that your beads are a "9"!) i love you, friend! xox

  2. I hope you get some rest tonight! We are thinking of you guys and sending all our best thoughts and wishes your way.
    Love and Roses!

  3. Good Morning sunshine! Do those eggs come over easy with that chemo? Love your choice of dinner last night. Nothing like a good bloody steak to set well in the tummy. Missing you BIG TIME!!!!
    We bring your energy into every yoga class/practice. Our devotion is to you. Thanks for teaching us so much. XOXOShawn

  4. Morning, Laura. How long does the chemo take? Are you still getting the drip? So glad for the Wii, and the wireless Internet. Games and fun, bright colors and kid stuff will be a great help. I hope you can figure out a rhythm for your days soon.

  5. Can you feel the good juju I'm beaming to you? Hear that noise? zzzzzzzzzzzuuuuuuuuuzzzzzzzzzzuuuuuuuuuujjjjjjjjjjjuuuuuuuuuuuujjjjjjjjjjjuuuuuuuuu!
    That's my juju love comin at ya!

  6. I've added you to my online prayer chain (again), Laura. 27 countries, 137 people, all faiths & beliefs systems. We got your six, dear one.

  7. Hang in there Laura and know that the Merschel family is praying and sending good vibes your way:-) We love you and miss you!Oh and the Wii seriously.....I love bowling:-) ha! Be in touch the Merschels~

  8. Sending prayers and happy thoughts your way.

  9. A Wii is a nice touch :) When my brother-in-law was in the hospital for his induction chemo we took our Wii and RockBand and totally rocked it out. He wasn't on a pediatric floor (though he is 25) and the nurses got a big kick out of us having so much fun. They would come in just to listen to us play and sing.
    Good luck!!