Today I turn the ripe old age of 48. The guys got me up early and gave me my gifts.
- Oliver gave me some Pink Kiss perfume, a new shoulder bag, and some Saskatchewan Roughriders ear rings.
- Mark gave me a Starbucks mug that will keep my chai tea lattes warm until I am done with them
- Jordon gave me a House of Marley Get Together Mini speaker. It sounds amazing. If you are looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker with great sound, I’d get one of these.
- Speaking of audio, Gloria and Jerry gave me a Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald record and a relaxation candle.
- Our Aunt Pat gave me two Christmas plates. Perfect for entertaining over the holiday season.
- I also got a fun birthday morning call from our Aunt Bev.
By noon, we had to go to RUH for Jordon’s chemo treatment. It was a long three and a half hours but we made it through it together and with the help of the always amazing Cancer Clinic staff.
Supper was a bit of a challenge. Jordon was super sick by that time and we tried ordering some fish and chips but Jordon couldn’t handle a bite. Even cake and ice cream were a non starter with him. The reality of cancer.
Thanks for everyone who called and talked and was a part of a great day. I appreciate all of you.
Oliver taking a cart for a spin at KartTrack in Saskatoon on a rainy day in July.
So Jordon I have been married 20 years today. We checked out of the Holiday Inn early this morning and headed to RUH where Jordon was scheduled for a surgical procedure to fix his port. Once that was done, we went to the Saskatoon Cancer Clinic for his chemo treatment. While we were there a pharmacist and dietician came up to chat with Jordon and I. It was good. They are changing his medication a bit… he will get a new ant nauseous pill and they talked about medicinal marijuana which Jordon doesn’t want to try.
After chemo we often go for lunch but Jordon just wanted to go home. He really wasn’t feeling well and was really nauseous today. After he had a nap, we took the kids out for dinner. Jordon wasn’t up for a fancy meal and only ate a bite and a bit while out tonight. He would have wasted a nicer meal. He also had some serious problems with his hands and mouth with the chemo neuropathy. Like a lot of cancer patients, he is super sensitive to cold to the point where he can’t drink cold drinks early in his chemo cycle but tonight, even the cold air bothered him and caused his tongue to swell.
We dropped the boys off at home, went to Lawson Heights Mall and then Peavey Mart where we picked up some LED string light for the tree. These will blink and fade in and out and basically make the tree more animated. Jordon and our local councillor later were mocked by Peavey Mart’s social media person which was pretty funny.
Gord Downie died today. It drove home that this could be the last anniversary we might have together. I really hope it isn’t. It was still a nice day. I hope we have many, many more.
A snapshot of Mark and Oliver as they chill out at The Berry Barn after meeting Aunt Pat our cousin Michelle this summer.