Thursday, November 8, 2012

After the Storm....

Long Island Michelle made it through Hurricane Sandy!

I wasn't preparing for the storm. I was getting ready for my Radiation treatment. I was scheduled for Tuesday and knew it was going to be cancelled. I just wanted to get it stared and over with. Instead of stocking up on water and gas, I needed Gatorade, soup and crackers! 

I counted and was trying to figure out how many single treatments over the course of my hospital career  I have had. Over 90! I am like a glowing radiating flashlight. No! It doesn't work that way or stay in your body. After the beam is casted from the machine, it's over. I don't walk around like a light bulb. That may be my super hero....Radia-Gal! 

Wednesday, I went in and found out  that I would be doing 5 treatments in a row instead of every other day that was planned.  GREAT!  I would be done sooner and get the vomiting and every other belly issue completed quicker. Then the Mayor applied the storm rule. We couldn't get over the bridges without 3 or more people. The tunnels were under or should I say filled with water. Then the GAS issue. The lines to fill your car or gas can was ridiculous!  

Thursday I felt sick. Friday, I pushed through the treatment and just wanted to get home and hide in bed. The weekend I was so tired and still really am. Monday and Tuesday went by too slow. I had a lot of pain during treatment and into the night.  

I am feeling good right now. The nausea is getting to me.  Staying hydrated. My stomach hurts and  I don't have not much of an appetite. I make myself eat.  

What else? It's been very boring. We got snow yesterday. Lost power again last night.  The weather has been very interesting. 

If anyone wants to send donations to help here, it would be great. People need clothes and blankets. Many parts of Long Island, N.y. and  N.J. still don't have power. Homes are either gone or freezing. Look online to find a place to send items you are not using. Every bit is helpful. 

Peace & Love to all 







6 comments:

Lynda said...

Michelle..my beautiful friend from CSH! I miss you and would love to see you! I have bumped into Paul on a couple of occasions and have sent my love...when you are available, I want you to contact me...I am still in Huntington and only moments away. Tony (my dad) sends his love too! We miss seeing you at "the store" in CSH and I can't wait to visit! Your friend,
Lynda

The Astonishing FartMan said...

Hey RadiaGal,

Thanks for the update!

So glad you're managing your radiation treatments okay. I know it must be hard. (Once again, I'm the master of understatement!)

It seems so strange that you guys in NY can have a huricane and snow all at the same time. Here on the Gulf Coast, we get our share of huricanes (Ike was our last biggie), but when they knock out our electricity, we don't freeze--we boil. But we get them often enough that our state and local governments, and the people themselves, are usually able to deal with the aftermath more efficiently.

You might have noticed that I still haven't gotten around to putting anything new on my blog. Someday soon . . . just too busy these days. I can't believe the holidays are almost here. It's been a crazy year, kinda difficult with the liver surgery and the recupe from that, but I guess I should be thankful that it went by so quickly.

I'm too lazy to collect blankets (we don't even use blankets here in Houston), so instead I made a contribution--in honor of RadiaGal-- to the Red Cross for the people hit by Sandy. (When the Red Cross sends me the link to the ecard for the donation, I'll try to post it in a comment here on your blog.)

Anonymous said...

hope all is well. thoughts are with you. keep up the strong spirit!

Becki McGuinness said...

My name is Becki and I got Osteosarcoma at 21 in 2008 and blog about it and my life. Could you possibly share my blog link with other sarcoma/cancer patients please?

My blog is: www.copingwiththebigc.blogspot.co.uk

Look forward to your next blog! X

The Astonishing FartMan said...

Thinking of you on Christmas. Love, peace, and hope to all!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you.