Sunday, June 4, 2017

PSA: Sick People Beware

Just a friendly but extremely important Public Service Announcement: 

From the chemo drugs, Nin’s immune system is now compromised.  For those of you who don't habla espanol, el cancer is spanish for....the cancer.

And the chemo drugs that Nin is snorting to fight the cancer will essentially kill her white blood cells.  White blood cells fight infection.  Remember that episode of Magic School Bus?  Yeah, they're super important.

So if Nin gets any kind of infection it will be bad news bears.  We love to have visitors but please be extra cognizant of your and your family’s health before visiting.  If you or anyone in your family is sick, please wait until you (or they) are better before visiting Nicole.  At the very least, if you are around her and might be sick, ask her to put on a medical mask and/or wear one yourself.  We’ll have them on hand at our house.  Just pretend like you live in Shanghai circa 2003 and this is the middle of the SARS outbreak.  If you want to go the extra mile you can rent a hazmat suit.

Chemo will be hard enough for her, we don’t want to add her getting a cold, bird flu, bubonic plague, or something else that her body will have an extremely hard time fighting off.  Thank you all for your help in keeping Nin as comfortable as possible.

In other news, she is doing GREAT so far.  Day 4 is winding down and she has done so well.  A bit exhausted and slightly nauseous but nothing like we were expecting.  Hopefully this can be par for the course and she can weather the side effects like a champ.  I'll post more about how she's doing soon.  Just know she's doing much better than we ever expected.


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