A productive day

September 26, 2017 Tuesday

I slept well and then Coen came and woke us up about 7:15 so there was no going back to sleep. He and I and Zoë all got up, dressed, fed and then away we went to school. We were a little bit early so I got to watch some of Zoe’s classmates for a few minutes – always an interesting experience. Kids that age are just pretty amazing. After hugs and kisses, Coen and I left Zoë at school and we went to Home Depot to get tubing for Frank. Coen got to pet a cute little poodle in the store and we looked at lots of interesting Halloween decorations – they sure are expensive!!

Back at home, Coen and I played and watched videos on my iPad for a while. Then we read books and he played with his trucks and all.  It was a nice morning. Later, Coen and I went to get Zoë from school and stopped at chi fil a to get lunch for everyone.   After a nice lunch, Frank made a keg of root beer. It tasted pretty good but it wasn’t real sweet which was good for me. It’s now stored in the freezer/fridge for later consumption.

Then we began the big project of the day, brewing a carboy of Ace of Spades black IPA. This is the second time we have brewed and things went a tad smoother this time than last time.  I’m not a beer drinker, but it’s an interesting procedure. That took the rest of the day. In fact we are not done but close to finishing.

I’ve  had my usual diarrhea but it may have beeen a little less intense today. Other than that and my back hurting, it’s been a really nice day.

I did find out that the location of my surgery has changed from the ambulatory surgery center to the hospital because they have some machine that the surgery center does not have.  It’s still scheduled for Monday, but I won’t know what time it isn’t til Friday after my presurgery meetings and tests.

Author: melaniesjourneythroughcancer

I am a retired teacher who was recently diagnosed with triple negative ductal breast cancer. I decided to write this blog to record the actions and emotions that occur as I make this journey through the cancer experience.

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