Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 17 cont-Hooray for my very first home cooked meal!

My WBC is at a 2.0!! Hooray! Today's day started off with one of my favorite foods...a bagel with cream cheese!! Gosh I love cream cheese so much! I specifically asked to meet with the nutritionist yesterday because Ive been on a restricted diet, and I thought she said no dairy products, yet they have been giving me cartons of milk for breakfast so I decided to ask. I asked her about two specific things I have been dieing to eat...cream cheese and ice cream?? She said as long as the dairy products were pasteurized it was fine!! Do you know how crazy happy I was to hear this news?! If you know me well you know that cream cheese and ice cream are always in my fridge! I eat cream cheese with everything, and can eat ice cream everyday. So this morning Ivan went out and got me my "pregnant" cravings! A bagel with cream cheese has never tasted sooo good:)
I spent my day very relaxed. Ivan and I caught up on some Greys Anatomy, I did some walking, in my shoes, and read. Ivan purchased me a copy of "chicken soup for the cancer soul" which has been really good for me. It's nice to read about other cancer patients and how they felt and coped during their treatments. I slept in the afternoon which was much needed. It's part of my routinewonw since I can't get much rest during the night or morning. Its perhaps the only time the nurses or CNA s are not coming in.
Later in the evening I was visited by my friend Ellese (and her roommate Eli) who I went to SF state with. Her and I were both in the same teaching credential program. I hadn't seen her since my wedding, and she was visiting her family in Ontario and decided to stop by:) she brought me my very first home cooked meal!! It's been almost four weeks since I've had something home cooked! I miss REAL food! Her family had a carne asada just before she came so she brought me carne asada, arroz, frijoles, corn on the cob, and steamed veggies:) it was incredibly delicious! I felt my stomach speak to me and say "now this is real food, all the other stuff you have been putting in me has been crap!" Its completely true though. I was never one to eat out much, but I dont really have a choice here. It's either eat mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese they serve me everyday or have Ivan go get me something to eat. So....I mostly make Ivan go get me something different to eat;) I have major detoxing to do to my body once I get out of here...major! Any who, catching up with Ellese was so great! We talked about teaching mostly of course;) And her plans for moving back to LA in May. To my dear friend Ellese, Thank you for my very first home cooked meal!! My stomach really appreciates it! And thank you for your visit!!
Tomorrow is a BIG day! I will be getting the results from the biopsy that will tell us how effective the treatment has been! I feel so much better and stronger, so I'm hoping that's a good sign! Keep the results in your prayers! Tomorrow is also the day I'll probably start wearing a banddana. I'm beginning to develop a large bald spot on my head...and Ivan has taken the liberty to nickname me"mi peludita." I'm not sure how I feel about that one yet....any who, as weird as I look, the nurse assured me today "hair will always grow back, but you can't grow back your life." So with that said, I will gladly take my life with a bald head, thank you;) ;)

Love you all, God Bless!


  1. I remember you used to eat cream cheese on your mom's tamales! You made me try it once, and it wasn't that bad! hahaha... glad you could have some real food!

  2. Alyssa, I tell you I love cream cheese on everything...even tamales!! hahaha

  3. love your posts, Patty! And two years ago I shaved my head on a trip to Ghana, it was so freeing. Different circumstances obviously, mine was a choice, but I def felt free and beautiful even without hair!

    I am so glad to hear you are feeling strong. praying.


  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Get back to us soon.
    Tom at Abbott

  5. Patty thank God for cream cheese! Hahaa I love it too yum! So ur WBC is going up hu? I honestly feel God is hearing our prayers! Sounds like you had a good day :) xoxo menita

  6. To our miss patty I have never in my life prayed like I have in these last few weeks there are so many prayers out there circulating for u that everything has to be okay you are by far the kindest sweetest person I have ever met if everyone was half a's kind a's u there would be problems anywhere on earth

  7. Jonalisa, it is quite freeing! It's like starting all over:) thank you for your prayers!

    Tom, I miss you all at Abbott sooo much!! Thank you for your prayers, and support!! Hope to see you all soon!!

    Mena, si gracias para la cream cheese!! ;) God is listening!! Love you girl!

    Linda, well all your prayers are working!! I'm feeling better, and it's all because of you all!! Thank you!!