Thursday, February 4, 2010
I went up to the clinic for another blood draw today, and the white blood cell count must be climbing back to normal because they didn’t have to call back this time.
I’m feeling physically better each day, as I build up before the next cycle of chemo, but the biggest drawback is lack of energy, motivation and oomph.
When I feel really sick, I don’t feel guilty about not accomplishing much. But, now that I don’t feel “sick,” it seems like I should be doing more. But, I tire out so easily.
When mom and dad called to check in on me, Dad reminded me my main job right now is to get well. That’s a very boring job at this stage of the game, but Dad is right!
After school today, the 1st – 3rd grade honor roll students had a pizza party to celebrate their success.
I initially sat with some of the boys as we gathered around the tables, but once the video started playing, they ditched me to move closer to the action on the TV screen.
After a few minutes, two tender-hearted girls – Sasha and Jayda – saw I was sitting alone. They moved their chairs over to keep me company. We watched some of the movie but also talked about school and families and many things.
How often I’m impressed by the kindness of a child!
The girls reminded me the importance of looking around a gathering and seeing who might be feeling alone or left out and reaching out to them.