After I had my labs done this past Monday, I got a little shaky. A combo of my anxiety over blood draws and the blood they draw...always happens to me. The nurses have a chocolate drawer that I can usually dig through to help with the shakes. Sadly, it was a bit depleted. So I asked my mom if we could get some chocolate and bring it back for the drawer.
Well, as what usually happens, a small idea turned into a big idea and we landed at Lances Bakery in town. One box full of doughnuts, muffins, cup cakes, lemon bars and scones and a few bags with six giant cookies later, we headed back to the cancer center! I think the goodies were a hit for not just the infusion room but all the other doctors and nurses on the floor too!
I freely admit, this made me feel good!! I haven't felt that good in...well...months! In fact I was feeling so good I found myself walking at my normal fast pace...something I haven't done since the beginning of April! My legs weren't too happy with me afterwards but for a few minutes...I felt NORMAL!!!
I know from experience that sitting in those infusion chairs all day, for patients and family members, is not easy! Physically, mentally and emotionally, iy is rough! So when someone comes in with a surprise it brightens everyones day! For a little while, you find yourself smiling and laughing and feeling good:). This is definitely something I want to continue when my chemo is done!