Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Road Trip! Errrr...with a side trip...

This past weekend my 11 year old daughter, Maya, was in a Ringette Tournament in the city of Kelowna, which is about a 4 hour drive from our house.

Her team name is "The Warriors":
With "Warrior" paint on her face before a game.
Trying to look like a tough "Warrior"!

Our tradition with this tournament every year is to make it a "girls weekend away" but this year we had to do it a little different.  I am just feeling way too sick right now to manage the drive and everything else by myself.  I actually need so much more rest than I've ever needed.  These chemo pills are giving me "foggy brain", major fatigue, nausea and weakness...it's just yucky.  But never fear...my hubby is here!  My wonderful guy drove and when I needed rest he took me back to our hotel room to sleep, made sure I was in bed early every night and got me a coffee every morning.  Love him!

And good thing he came, because guess where I spent the better part of Friday?  At the Kelowna Cancer Agency!  Good times!  You know, I've told you how great my hubby is and how much I love him so I feel it's okay to tell you this little story...

In our home, Michael does the packing.  I get everyones stuff washed and together in piles on the bed, but he's the one who packs it into our luggage...he packs like a tetris game...it's a skill!  I don't even bother anymore to try and pack as he just unpacks and re-packs it again.  ANYWAYS, I had the piles on the bed ready to pack....and he packed it all up, so. I. thought.  So on the Thursday night, I realize that "the pills" were not packed.  Hubby says, "Well I saw them on the bed but they weren't on a pile so I didn't pack them."  Deep breath..."ommm...ommm".  I'm on a pretty heavy duty dose so when I miss a pill (I take 2 per day) the side effects are not pleasant....just sayin'.

The next morning we called the pharmacy who said it is very important to take these pills or I may start to hemorrhage again...no thanks!  Unfortunately, no pharmacy in Kelowna carries them except for the Cancer Clinic which, thank goodness, was open.  Several hours later, I was able to get an emergency 3 day supply.  Phew!

The rest of the weekend was great!
We watched Maya's games...they won 2 and lost 2 (but only just!).  Maya bonded with the team and we bonded with the parents, they went swimming and played games and  I didn't have to do any cooking or dishes for 3 days...yippee!  I couldn't do as much as I normally would have but all in all it was great weekend and I'm so glad that the 3 of us went.
And hey, isn't my little athlete so AWESOME!?!

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  1. Jeez ... I had no idea ... I can't get over how much you accomplish ... while battling cancer! You're an inspiration!

  2. It's not full blown cancer thank goodness..they caught it just as my cells were turning into cancer. I'll be having a hysterectomy next month which will take care of everything! (and I won't have to take these blasted pills anymore!)

  3. Let me know if you ever need anything Cath! Will keep you in my prayers!


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