Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Done With Chemo and the Laptop Screen is Fixed

With that title, who needs to type anything down here?  LOL  That pretty much says it all.

I had my final chemo today.  Kevin took a half-day off to come sit with me.  When I was done, I got to ring the bell.  They have a bell that you ring loudly when you are done.  I did that, smiling all the while, and then I got a certificate that all the nurses signed with a personal message.  It was SO sweet.  They said such nice things.  I am happy that it's done.  Now to get through a week of side effects (if the Dr. was correct, they won't be bad this time, though,) and I can feel normal for a few weeks before radiation starts.

Also, Kevin ran into the UPS guy at the post office this afternoon.  I had been tracking my laptop screen and knew he had it, so Kevin offered to save him a trip to our house.  Yup.  Saved him 3 whole blocks!  LOL  I got the screen replaced and am SO happy to be typing on a real keyboard again.  And now, a shameless plug:

If you ever break your laptop screen or need to replace it for any reason, I'd suggest screensurgeons.com.  I ordered late on Friday evening and the screen arrived today.  (Keep in mind that we live in the boonies.)  They have videos on YouTube, showing step by step instructions for replacing it.  When it got here, it has a letter stating that it has a 2 year warranty against dead pixels, lines, brightness issues, etc.

OK, that's enough of that unpaid commercial.  I'm  happy to have my laptop back.  I'm going to keep it in a different place, so my clumsiness will spare this screen.  I hope.

The stupid side effects are kicking in.  These side effects are from the pre-meds.  Benadryl has my head feeling swimmy and loopy, but I must fight sleep, because it also has a steroid that often makes me wake up by 2:00, unable to go back to sleep.  *sigh*

It's OK, though.  This is the LAST TIME I have to deal with this crap.  For the small time I sleep tonight, I will sleep happy.

5 comments:

Forty Pound Sack said...

YAY!!!!! I bet you gave that bell a workout, LOL. SO GLAD you're done with this part. Radiation isn't so bad.

Shell said...

Congratulations! You too can have a promising career in computer component-level repair! :)

Hell, I've never even replaced a laptop screen and I've been doing this shit for 17 years.

I like that bell, like, really like that bell.

Now go ring the next one and we'll party like it's, I dunno, 2002 when I found you crazy people on the internet! (I lurked for a year before I signed up for the forums.)

Love,
Shell

Penny said...

Praise God that this part is over! You posts have been very uplifting for me and possibly countless others. Stay safe and keep posting. Love and prayers, Penny

nerves05 said...


BLESS YOUR HEART...
I'M SO GLAD THIS PART IS OVER FOR YOU. AND YOU WENT THROUGH IT WITH GRACE AND SUCH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE.
I KNOW AT TIMES IT WAS HARD.
HOPEFULLY THE RADIATION WON'T BE NEARLY AS TOUGH AND ONCE YOU GET THROUGH IT AND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT THINGS WILL BE NORMAL AGAIN. YEA!!!




Tammy Johnson said...

Best news I have heard in 9 mths!!!! Glad your screen is fixed too. I can't imagine Rachel without a laptop!! Hugs + Love you. When your up to it we need to hang out. I haven't seen you in a while and I'm starting to have withdrawals.