Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Waiting for Chemo While Starving = Cute Pics
On Monday, Hannah had chemo (IT-MTX) in her spinal column, also, called a spinal tap or even less technical, a back poke. This requires anesthesia. She is not allowed to have anything to eat or drink for hours before being put under. The wait for that appointment is torture even when they are running on schedule.
Unfortunately, for us, that was not the case. They were running WAY behind. The procedure did not begin until 1pm. She had not eaten or had anything to drink since 6:00 pm the night before.
On back poke days, we have a deal. I don't eat till she can. It makes it more like, we are in it together. It also lets me know, how much more of a tough chick, this, Hannah Grage, is than me. By noon, my stomach was growling! Hannah? She wasn't even complaining.
I wish I could express the different ways cancer has affected our lives. Most of the time, I could tell you of all that it has robbed us of. Today, I want to tell you, that through this lens, I am appreciating my daughter in ways I never knew possible.
Here are some pictures of us, being silly, passing the time, before they called her name.