September 17, 2008
The Buengers are completely ready for Erin to put this last round of chemo behind us and to move on. Perhaps today will be the day. Yesterday, Erin felt a tad bit better than the day before and had longer stretches of activity. We even ran some errands, including dropping in at the newly opened Chet Store (Chet Edwards campaign office) and stopping by the church to say hello. Getting out of the house really help keep us both from going stir crazy. She also worked pretty diligently at her school work. The whole concept of missing school is a sore subject to Erin, and I might let her drop in today for a while. Most of the side effects from the chemo seem to be resolving (much more slowly than we prefer), except two: fatigue and mouth/throat irritation. Her doctor says the sore throat could last a while longer. This isn't great news, since it keeps her from swallowing easily and produces yucky, thick spit. Definitely a damper on eating. I think the tiredness will go away when she can eat better and rest better and when all her blood counts percolate back up.
Overall the title of the post says it all.