Sunday, September 27, 2020

Life with Leukemia (and some reading) - September 27


It's Sunday Post time!  This is hosted by the awesome Caffeinated Book Reviewer and gives us all a chance to recap our week.

What a crazy week it's been!  It started out bright and early Monday morning with the fire alarm going off.  Luckily the cat didn't completely freak out and we were able to get him into his carrier and then we all headed down 10 flights of stairs and stood around outside while the fire department cleared the building.  The building is over a converted Sears distribution center  and it is HUGE, like over a million square feet so that took awhile.  We did get to meet some neighbors which was fun.  I think they were mostly interested in the cat but I'm mostly interested in their dogs so I guess it all works out!

And then I broke a tooth which was all kinds of fun.  It was on a molar that had an ancient filling in it and thankfully it didn't hurt very much.  Luckily there's a dentist in the building (the advantages of using in a mixed-use building) and they were able to get me in pretty quickly.  Even luckier they took my insurance AND have an in-house lab and were able to make a crown that day so it was all taken care of really quickly.  They were also super nice and really worked to make sure it didn't hurt.  

Oh yeah and we had all of Will's appointments and school stuff.  He's doing pretty good though has had some pain and nausea with the meds.  We are going in for his next cycle of high dose chemo this week which will mean at least two nights in the hospital.  The first two cycles were really rough but last time wasn't too bad so I'm hoping this one will go okay.  Will's looking forward to seeing his favorite nurses so he's in pretty good spirits about it all.


Reading:  Emily's Ghost by Denise Giardina and Haunted Homicide Lucy Ness

Listening:  The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas

Watching:  Bar Rescue and Catfish.  I'm enjoying nice mindless trainwrecks at the moment!

Have a great week and happy reading!


  1. What a week, all the best for the chemo run this week. Just as well it wasn't raining for the fire drill. Keep that cosy reading going.

  2. What a terrible week for you. I am glad your tooth was restored pain free. Good luck to your son this week. Kids are way more resilient than us.

  3. Oh no on the tooth! Glad that was handled quickly. The high dose chemo sounds awful but I am thankful it's going well. I have Harry Potter movies in the mail for you - you should get them Monday.

    Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

  4. I saw your fire alarm photos on Instagram! At least it ended up being some fun.

    Glad you get to read a bit. Have a good week!

    Elza Reads

  5. Oh dear that's a crazy week. I hope everything goes well this week.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  6. Definitely a crazy week for you. I'm sending you virtual hugs. Take care.

    My post is here.

  7. Wow, so many things happening! I hope you stay safe and that all is going well with Will.

    Enjoy your books.

  8. Definitely a crazy week! Glad you are staying positive during all this! Hope you have a great week!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  9. I have been thinking about you. Wow, what a week! I am glad that you were able to get the tooth fixed and that the fire alarm was just an alarm. I hope that your son does well with his next treatment.

  10. What a week! I'm glad the fire alarm wasn't a real fire and the tooth issue wasn't too painful. I'll be thinking of your son and your family as he goes into the hospital this week.

  11. You have had a week! And isn't that funny how animals bring people together? :) And yikes about the tooth, but glad it was fixable quickly and with minimum fuss!

    Good luck to Will this week!!!!!

  12. Wow! I don't think I've heard of a broken tooth being so easily resolved! I mean I'm sure it hurt and sucked, but I'm glad it wasn't a big hassle.

    I hope Will's treatments go well, I'll be thinking about you all!

  13. Good grief, you have had a week. A fire alarm going off is frightening (at one of my schools, we had terrible problems with the alarm, and we'd have to stand outside sometimes for an hour until the building was cleared). And then a broken tooth. Oh dear. Glad that was resolved quickly.

    Praying and thinking good thoughts for this next round of treatment. It makes me smile to think he is looking forward to seeing his favorite nurses again. What a wonderful hospital.

  14. I'm glad you get the tooth seen to so quickly.
    Sending good wishes to Will and you and your husband for this week.

  15. Wow.. that's some week you've had. I'm glad to read Will is looking forward to seeing the nurses.. that's the positive vibe we nurses like to give our patients.
    I hope this next week will be better for you.
    Have a great weke and happy reading.

  16. Oh no, that sounds a nightmare and a chipped tooth too! Hope all goes well at the hospital, take care of yourselves!

  17. Glad your tooth got fixed right away. Hope this chemo goes smoothly.

  18. Sounds like a crazy week for sure!!

    Sending good wishes for your son this week - and I am glad that he has something that makes the experience more positive. Good nurses make all the difference! :)

  19. How did I miss this post? I think about you all every day. 💜

  20. I am sorry about your broken tooth, but talk about fast service! I am glad you were able to get it taken care of right away. I hope everything goes well this week for Will. Take care! Sending prayers and hugs your way.

  21. We can't get an appointment with a dentist for love nor money so when they finally open up there will be such a queue for treatment that I'll be lucky to see the dentist before 2022!