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    MM worked graveyard last night, leaving early this morning to get to chemo on time. I had to be there once they started the chemo drugs, so I got there about 1000 (he got there at 0800). My daughter dropped me off and I went in and found him. They had just started the first chemo drug. About an hour later, a lady showed up for her appointment. I have seen people, well heard people, with chronic hiccups, but I have never heard of nonstop burping!!! Every three or four seconds she would burp! Her husband was with her and after about an hour he said to her, you are really testing my patience!! One of the nurses went over to unhook her and the lady asked the nurse how old her baby was now and what she had named it.....her name is Abigail and I think she said she was five months old. The woman said, oh, well what do you call her? ......uh, Abigail. MM had not heard this exchange and I was trying not to laugh, but told him about it once the woman was gone. The nurse heard me and started laughing, saying it was all she could do not to laugh at her when she asked that. MM told her she should have told her that they call her George.

    Anyway, he has had lunch and is now sleeping. I'm going to make egg flower soup for dinner, but I'm not expecting him to wake up for many hours.
    pat.

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    Glad to hear he is resting peacefully. Funny story about the name.

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      #3
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      Love MM's response regarding the baby's name! Glad he's home too. Continued prayers.

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        Pat, what a great job you did keeping your laughter in.

        Sounds like it was a long day for you guys. Glad MM got some rest but remember, you need to take care of yourself too.

        Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
        Ginny B

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          smiling at MM's response!

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            I actually heard him ask the nurses if he could drive after having chemo. Guess he does not want me to go with him! They said after today it would be fine, but I will still go with him....grrrrrr!
            pat.

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              I think you will feel better being there. Guess I'm one of those, "what ifs" people. Love the story about the burping lady. When you are in that type of setting you need to find humor wherever you can. Hang in there...
              Gerri

              Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

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                Glad to MM is keeping that sense of humor. Between the burping lady and her silly question it's a wonder you didn't start laughing! Good job keeping cool!
                "I'm putting together a list of 100 reasons why I am NOT relentless!" - Sue Heck, The Middle

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                Sheldon (intrigued): You have a sarcasm sign?

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                  He woke up and wanted dinner, so I made him from scratch Egg Flower Soup. Turned out pretty yummy! I added some zucchini to it that I had grilled the other night and he liked it.
                  pat.

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                    Great to hear it went well. Humor is always good. Okay what is egg flower soup?
                    Karen
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                      Originally posted by Kgrammiecaz View Post
                      Okay what is egg flower soup?
                      They serve it often in Chinese restaurants. It has a chicken broth base, some ginger, green onion, black pepper, cornstarch and sesame oil and then you stir an egg in so the egg gets all stringy. Sometimes I add more stuff, but I was not taking chances today. Although, I did add some zucchini we had the other night. I've added thinly sliced mushrooms, diced tomatoes, chopped onion, diced potatoes and celery in the past...oh and chicken.

                      This is the recipe I used today. It is very mild and he thought it sounded good. His tummy is starting to get rumbly

                      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/45515/r...egg-drop-soup/
                      pat.

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                        Originally posted by bubba View Post
                        They serve it often in Chinese restaurants. It has a chicken broth base, some ginger, green onion, black pepper, cornstarch and sesame oil and then you stir an egg in so the egg gets all stringy. Sometimes I add more stuff, but I was not taking chances today. Although, I did add some zucchini we had the other night. I've added thinly sliced mushrooms, diced tomatoes, chopped onion, diced potatoes and celery in the past...oh and chicken.

                        This is the recipe I used today. It is very mild and he thought it sounded good. His tummy is starting to get rumbly

                        http://allrecipes.com/recipe/45515/r...egg-drop-soup/
                        Thanks! I am going to give it a try.
                        Karen
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                          Originally posted by Kgrammiecaz View Post
                          Thanks! I am going to give it a try.
                          You are welcome! Some recipes also call for soy sauce. Just google it and check out the different recipes. This one did not call for the sesame oil, just I added just a dash because he likes the taste it gives. The cornstarch makes it real smooth.
                          pat.

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                            It's a very good sign that MM is hungry. Eating is really important for chemo patients, as it helps them to keep up their strength.

                            I'm glad things went smoothly. And I applaud you for being MM's designated driver. No one should be driving a car right after a chemo treatment. Why, at my daughter's chemo center, they wouldn't even let people walk to the bathroom unattended!
                            Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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                              Believe me, they helped those who needed it. The majority of the time was spent w/iv's to replace his fluids and then the anti-nausea one. There were two chemo drugs, one took 30 minutes and the other was an hour. We were there six hours total, well he was.....I missed the first two hours before they started the actual chemo.

                              He only had a slight reaction while we were there and that was when his tongue tingled a bit. Right after that, he got a metal taste in his mouth. Tonight, his stomach is getting rumbly, but we have things for that. I did mention what you told me about and he said he might be willing to give it a try if he thinks he needs to.
                              pat.

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