One transfusion down, one to go. I’ve never had a transfusion before, so it is good news that I had no adverse reaction to the first one. The ER team is ready to start the second one. They are terrific and double and triple check everything — very impressive.
My friend Anita Griglio Kelly is here with me. She drove me to chemo today — and here I promised her a “short day” as Friday is usually the shorter of my two days of chemo for the week. Ha! She’ll never believe me again after this!
But she is a great sport — she has been since the day we met back in Mrs. Sudlow’s first grade class at Beechview Elementary. That’s the year I ate the entire bag of Tootsie Rolls she’d brought in for her birthday treat — while she was busy in Reading Group. I was too afraid to confess — but it became quite obvious who the culprit was when I got sick. My Mom had to bring in a “replacement” treat and we had to celebrate Anita’s birthday the day after.
I can’t believe she still wanted to be my friend after that. But, here she is, still by my side all these years later.
We hope to blow this popsicle stand before Midnight. Anita says she plans to post that “we were out together til Midnight” on her Facebook page and allow her fb friends to draw their own conclusions…
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