I've been doing Chemo on Fridays since September.
Today is the first Friday I don't have it.
I don't have to think about exactly what to have for breakfast so that my tummy doesn't get upset.
I don' t have to remember to take the steroids before I leave home.
I don't have to get called from the waiting room three times (hook up the port/draw blood for tests, doctor's appointment, get set-up in the chemo room).
I don't have to get stuck with an inch-long port needle -- and I don't have to remember not to look at it before they stick it in.
I don't have to do the gymnastics necessary to get my port to work.
I don't have to remember to drink more so I can give a urine sample (they seem to think everyone can pee on demand -- I can't, maybe I'm a freak?).
I don't have to get weight and blood pressure checked.
I don't have to answer the same questions every week about my side-effects.
I don't have to have my one breast examined.
I don't have to sit in a semi-comfortable chair hooked into a series of bags of stuff.
I don't have to give my birth date every time I need a new bag of stuff.
I don't have to get IV Benadryl, xanx, Taxol and avastin.
I don't have to wait for the nurse to make my pump stop beeping when a bag runs out.
In short -- I don' t have to get chemo today.
Instead, I'm going to Red State!!!