2016-30-01 Saturday

Dave and Sherrie here
Dave and Sherrie here

I studied Russian and computer science, and picked up in the house in preparation for the guests.
I had a Russian lesson at Troubadours with Daniil, and then Dave and Sherry arrived.

We had a nice visit, and then I worked on the campaign.

Sharon with Babe
Sharon with Babe

Thursday the 28th day of January 2016

Shop till they drop...
Shop till they drop…

I brought several blogs up to date, and worked on the campaign for State House for Kevin.

Our garage was still in the aftermath of the June 23 storm, and I did some organizing and removal.

The shopping trip included: Ridge Dry cleaners; Ace Hardware;CVS Pharmacy; Giant Eagle Supermarket; and Key bank ATM.

I was able to clear the low pressure indicator in the MINI, and we cooked at home.

I rode the exercycle for 25 minutes in the evening, and studied Russian and computer science.

Sharon is miserable, but Babe provides some solace.


Wednesday 2016-27-01: exercise; learning; and politics


I trained lower body at the gym, and then went to our weekly Lorain County Democrats grassroots  lunch, where it was decided that I will be the campaign manager for Kevin Watkinson for Ohio House.

I drove downtown for a Russian Lesson with Daniil, and then in the evening, we had a special Lorain County Democrats Executive meeting.

Sharon is in a low point of the 3 week chemo cycle…

Monday means YOGA! 2016-25-01

down dog!
down dog – or is it UP butt?  (N.B.: our yogi is more attractive than the person depicted above…)

I cleaned up the house after all of the raucous weekend partying, and trained at the gym – chest and biceps primary.

The most lovely Katie came over for fabulous yoga, and I shared smoothie with her.

She called me a ‘bendy wendy’, so I’ll cross that off the bucket list!

I had an appointment with my neuorogist – Dr. Suse.

Thursday 21-01-2016: chemo


Today was chemo 3.0 for Sharon: all went smoothly – only one more left

We left home 0653, drove through local Scottish restaurant for in car breakfast and arrived at Cleveland Clinic main campus at 0742.

There are 3 stages: test & some meds; see oncologist; and then the procedure.

(We saw our oncologist, who made a change to her cocktail…)

Afterwards (2ish) we had lunch at Beardens – food did not taste right to poor Sharon, but was fine for me!  We arrived back home at 1541 and Babe (our rescue/therapy/companion/adult dog) did well in her crate!

Sharon was upbeat, and the staff and facilities fab at the clinic.

Forecast for the next three weeks: down, then up, then one more time
I studied cosmology, mathematical physics, web development and took a coffee break during the drips.

That the nurses wear protective clothing to guard themselves from the chemicals which go directly into her blood stream still gives me pause…