Peach roses


Here’s a bunch of peach-colored roses.  I’m not too happy with the composition of this particular Great Art, but the flowers themselves are so beautifully colored that I decided it’s Great Enough Art.  Great Enough Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, taken at the City of Hope rose garden, previously published on my Facebook page, and part of my famous Garden series.

Pretty good weekend.  We didn’t do much.  LRN4 felt well and continues to get stronger and healthier every day.  Her blood levels are pretty fair.  The white cell count was up just a little this morning, which was a very good sign.  Platelets were low, so she got some this morning.  Other levels seem to be okay, although we forgot to pick up today’s sheet with the actual numbers.  So all we know is that she got platelets, her magnesium was a little low, and her creatinine was a little low.  But the doctor decided the latter two weren’t low enough to warrant any additional treatments.  So it was a normal day.  Can’t complain.

Our doctor is on vacation this week, so we saw another one.  This guy wasn’t our favorite, but we seem to always learn something new from everybody we see.  Today we learned that taste buds usually take about three months to start working again.  So we’re maybe a month out from LRN4 being able to taste things again.  She reports she’s currently able to taste pretty much only vegetables.  What a horrible fate!  Now I know for sure I don’t want to get cancer.

Also, we got something for her poor sore, numb feet.  We’re hopeful it will help reverse things.  Today’s doc said the numbness is a typical side effect of chemo and that if it becomes annoying and painful, it can be treated.  LRN4 said it’s annoying and painful, so he’s treating it.

On Saturday, I started working for real on my iPhone/iPad program.  It’s going frustratingly slowly as I come back up to speed on the development system, including all its many changes since the last program I wrote.  I’ll get there, but it’s kind of rough right now.  There’s a bit of progress so far, at least.  But not much.

And that’s about it for today.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: Swedish sausage attack!

See you tomorrow.

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