Turkey Day Plus One
Yesterday was Turkey Day, so today is Turkey Day plus one, yes? Did your dog get turkey with the rest of the family? Did your dog get Jones Natural Chews? My dogs got both. They’ll tell you they preferred the Jones treats, though.
Did you get enough turkey? I don’t think I did. Honestly. I stayed home and slept while the family was all together, which worked out just fine for this chemo girl and my exhaustion. But the plate which Hunny brought home from the Thanksgiving feast had nothing close to enough turkey on it. In fact, I’m pretty sure Chewy and Gadget got more turkey than I did. On Turkey Day, of all things! I know they sure as heck got more Jones Natural Chews than I did. I plan on remedying that today. The turkey for me, not the Jones for me.
What I can’t remedy is no pumpkin pie for breakfast! I make pumpkin pie from scratch almost every year. It’s become some kind of personal-best competition, finding new kinds of pumpkins and experiencing new textures and flavors. But this year there was no shopping for me, certainly no cutting into a whole pumpkin, and no baking of any sort. My son – he’ll tell you he’s a cook, not a baker – made all of the food. As delicious as it was, there was no pie. Which means I didn’t have breakfast this morning. Traditionally, pumpkin pie is Turkey Day Plus One breakfast. I haz sads. 🙁
But don’t be too sad for me! I mean, if you want to overnight me a pumpkin pie, I won’t complain. But this was a chemo week, and it went really well! The schedule was off because of the holiday, meaning I stayed home for Thanksgiving. Chemo wears me out. But this treatment was eleven of twelve. One more left!! I’m beginning, finally, to be excited about this being over. I’m beginning to believe it can be real. Here’s what the oncologist and I talked about on Monday:
- January I have a colonoscopy (need to schedule that – no clue how that works with the stoma – totally NOT looking forward to that process)
- January I get a CT scan to see if there’s any cancer left – he doesn’t anticipate, as aggressively as we’ve tackled this and as well as I’ve done, that we’ll find anything at all
- I can call my optometrist and ask when they’d prefer I come in for an eye check – my eyes are dried out and they might want me to wait longer than a month
- In January I can also begin eating raw fruits, veggies and berries again (and medium rare steak) – yay for my immune system!
- Next week I see my surgeon for a check up and we talk about the possibility of a second surgery, with a different surgeon – the first surgery brought a whole new problem *sigh*
- The oncologist took me off of the Oxalaplatin, the chemo which causes the cold sensitivity and neuropathy, since my fingers and toes are giving me no end of trouble – I may be drinking ice water by Christmas! YAY!!!
So good news all around! My bell ringing (done by cancer patients at treatment centers after finishing treatment) will be Thursday, December 8th. I’m ready!!
I wish I could take my pups to the bell ringing. And some treats. Well, I could bring treats, but there won’t be dogs. And I’ll just come home and collapse after ringing the bell. But until then, Jones Natural Chews is giving some lucky dog a treat! Our Knee Cap, one of my three favorite treats of all, is our prize! To enter to win, simply click this sentence and scroll to the bottom of the new post, following the simple directions in the box. That’s it! It’ll make your dog smile if you enter. Then they’ll know you love them. If you go out, this weekend, and buy them some Jones Natural Chews? They’ll REALLY know you love them! How ’bout them apples?
Spreading the good chews …