Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Sticking It Out

Photo Copyright: Maggie May

Looking through my window, I noticed the poppies had opened. Yesterday they were in tight bud.
It is amazing what can happen in just one day even though the weather is not very warm or bright.

Harry is not taking to chemo very well, though he started off fine. He has already passed out on me twice today. Fortunately, my son was here at the time because I cannot lift him. He is too heavy and I suffer from disc problems.
Though I can get him into recovery position.

It isn't easy for me to watch him struggle with symptoms as I know what it is like. However, I do know that he should feel a bit better in a few days.
Some people sail through chemo....... but others struggle with it.
No one knows until it happens to them.
its a question of sticking it out and waiting for the bad things to pass.




24 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

Maggie I'm so sorry Harry is struggling with chemo I hope he feels better soon and it does the job. ((hugs)) to you both!

Clare Dunn said...

Maggie, give our love to Harry, and let him know we are praying for better days.

And while I'm here, I hafta say how much I love this photo. Would you have any objections to me trying to copy it as a watercolor?

Best to you both,
xoxoxo, cd

Twain12 said...

sending my love and hope he is doing better soon.

VioletSky said...

It must be horrible to feel so helpless - for both of you.

Expat mum said...

Oh dear. I have a friend who was allergic to hers and they tried a few different ones. Can they do that for Harry?

Nora said...

Sorry to hear about Harry not doing well, Maggie. Is there anything that can be done? I hope he doesn't hit his head when he passes out. The best of luck to both of you.

The poppies are very pretty.

XOX

debsdigest.com said...

wishing you both all the very best

About Last Weekend said...

I'm so sorry this is such a hard time for you, really tough, must be great to have your son there with you.

Suldog said...

Goodness. I'm saying a prayer again, for you all. God bless.

Celia said...

My love to you both. I'm so sorry Harry and you are having such a rough time, but he does have you, who truly knows how it is and loves him as well. I'm keeping you both in my prayers. Thank goodness for you son.

Suburbia said...

Maggie I am so sorry for you both, bad enough that you had to go through it yourself, but now to see Harry suffer too, it is a lot to bear.

I am glad Sam is there for you.

Thinking of you all

Hugs

Sx

Hilary said...

I'm sorry to hear that Harry is having such a difficult go of it. It must be horribly stressful for everyone. Best thoughts to you and yours.

Brian Miller said...

i hope that the remainder of the treatment goes better...i know it is hard to watch...but glad he has those there to help...

Mary G said...

Sending lots of sympathy - to Harry and to you. With virtual hugs.

SandyCarlson said...

I am sorry chemo is a struggle for Harry. My heart is with you.

secret agent woman said...

I'm sorry to hear how rough it's going for him. I know that's terrible to watch.

Pauline said...

I know sympathy doesn't help but it is all I have to offer. Along with my very best wishes that this, too, will pass.

Clare Dunn said...

Thank you, Luv!

I WILL give it a go, watercolor-wise, and will be happy to post it as well.

(hoping I can do it justice!)

xoxoxo, clare

Munir said...

Chemo can be nasty. I hope he does not have to go too often. If he fights this strugle and comes out with strength he might be able to reduce future ones. My prayers are with him.

Happy Frog and I said...

Maggie you are a remarkable person and so is your Harry. I am thinking so many positive thoughts for you both and you are in my thoughts. xxx

Rose said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Harry is not doing so well with chemo. I do hope he's feeling better soon and that the treatment is working.

Such a lovely photo of your poppies. Nature's miracles are simply amazing.

Thinking of both of you,

Rose

Jeni said...

Very true, Maggie, that some people just breeze through chemo whilst others -well, unfortunately some other folks do have a lot of side issues. I was lucky I think in that my first go-round, before surgery in 2003, I had no problems. Then when I had to have chemo after the surgery -7 months worth -I did have some nausea for a day or two after the first 2-3 treatments but after that, nothing of consequence. This last time -from September thru December -even though it was a different type of chemo that was apparently much stronger and each treatment this last time took close to 4 hours to run through, I had no nausea issues nor any other problems with the chemo. But I did have a lot of pain with the shots I had to get two days after each treatment. Those injections always left me feeling like I'd been run over by a train for anywhere from 1 to 3 days! Hope he adjust soon to the chemo though as that has to be really difficult as well as downright scary for you to have to deal with that!

What About the Girl? said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear.
Be well. Both of you!

ladyfi said...

So sorry to hear this. Thinking of you both.