Yesterday we got the first round of chemo treatments. Let me first say that the staff at Ellis Fischel have been amazing. There are no words to describe how we felt from the beautiful ladies at the front desk to the nurses to administered the chemo. The wonderful women in the gift shop and the volunteers to came and spoke with our family. Even the nutritionist who tended to us posed for a picture with Mom and was great.
I say we a lot. I know that it's Mom who is going through the physical treatments but I also feel like it's a journey we are all taking together. When we walked into the room, a lady was receiving treatment and was snuggled in her bed with her daughter. Mom looked over and said, "If it were any you girls, that's exactly where I'd be." You see, I was a part of my mother before my first breath. She is the only person I can say was with me at my first heartbeat. We are going through this in tandem and I know that she's right, if it were me, she'd be snuggled in bed with me watching "stories" together. So, that being said, I'm going to chronicle my journey with Mom. It's what I'm going through being her cheerleader. Being Dad's co-pilot. Being my sibling's informant.
So, Day 1