• Thanksgiving Day celebrations....

    Asked by Lirasgirl33 on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Thanksgiving Day celebrations....

    I will be having chemo this Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. I'm hoping and praying that I will be ok to spend time with family and enjoy our traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner this year. I absolutely love my mom's turkey, with all the sides (stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie, etc....). I really hope my appetite is normal and that nausea leaves me alone cause I really want to eat darnit! LOL I'm usually ok on day #2, so I'm hoping this week won't be any different.

    How will you be spending your Thanksgiving Day?

    14 Answers from the Community

    14 answers
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I too am having treatment on Wednesday (I usually get infused on Thursday) - DH,DD & I will be spending with good friends - there will be six of us (the limit on how many people I can deal with) the two girls (are 22 year olds still girls?) are best friends as well. Quite and low key. Yep day 2 is usually ok it's day 3 & 4 that can be a b*. Good luck tomorrow and have a blessed Thanksgiving.

      over 8 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I know that feeling well! I was recovering from surgery around Christmas during my last diagnoses. I hated not being able to taste anything, kind of like, what's the use in eating?

      I hope you bounce back this time better than usual.

      Greg P

      over 8 years ago
    • Iris218's Avatar

      I have the joy of having my last chemo treatment today... :) but I also have the join of taking my 9 and 10 year olds to a soccer tournament Thursday through Sunday in San Diego. Should be very interesting to say the least. Chemo side effects... In a hotel... Wearing a mask...24 girls and their families and over eight soccer games. INTERESTING!!! I've done it before and I know I can do it one more time. That sounds nice.... One more time... Okay feel better now.

      over 8 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      November of last year is when I found out I had cancer so I was still in the "pity party" stage at Thanksgiving. This year, I'm going to get a plate, fill it up with enough food that it equals my body weight and chow down!!! Turkey, Green Beans, Ham and whatever else diecided to show up. I plan to do the same thing with dessert.

      over 8 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I have no family, and am super lucky that I have the amazing friends that I do. I will spending Thanksgiving with my friends, like I did last year and the year before that, ever since my mom (and remainging family member) died in 2010. I am thankful I am alive and healthy this year to be able to celebrate.
      The Friday after Thanksgiving is Christmas crafts day with my friend's 7 year old little girl. I am a Jew but I can craft the **** out of some ornaments and wreaths!
      Hope you're feeling well enough to eat everything you want, and more!

      over 8 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      @ SueRae- Yup! Day 3 and 4, they seem to always kick my bootie. I actually tried to get my doctor to change my chemo day to Monday, they said I could only change it to Tuesday (one day early). This would mean day 3 would fall on Thursday. Of course I said "No thanks" to that. :) Glad to hear you will be spending yours with friends. Have a blessed Thanksgiving day as well. :)

      @ Greg-Thanks Greg! Yeah, I'm crossing my fingers. :)

      @ Iris218-Congrats on completing chemo! :) Best of luck to your girls and the whole team in
      their tournament. Here's to hoping those pesky side effects leave you alone. :)

      @TC.....Oh yeah! Do it! Sounds like my kind of plan. :)

      @Nancebeth- Thank you, and yes, there is definitely lots to be thankful for. :) Good friends is one of them. We are truly blessed to have people who we consider family in our lives. Crafts sounds like fun! You have to post a pic of one of your creations. :)

      over 8 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      Thanksgiving has been special to my wife and I since 2001 as it was at thanksgiving dinner that year that I asked her to marry me. Little did she know that only a two years after we got married I would get cancer. I have always done chemo on Fridays so it has never interfered with thanksgiving dinner, though I ofter don't eat as much as I used to. If you tend to get nausea I would recommend not eating too much as it is not nearly as good comming up as going down,. The less to come up the better. Other than that I wish everyone a very happy thnaksgiving. We can all be thankful that we are winning the battle against cancer.

      over 8 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Lisa, it is understandable that this would be your concern, you can ask for a fraction of the dose when holidays arrive. It won't hurt you as long as you don't make a habit of it. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Carm.

      over 8 years ago
    • mitch's Avatar

      Hi Lirasgirl33 & Happy Thanksgiving! I'll be praying that you have a nausia free day tomorrow!! My son's doctor so graciously let my Son avoid the hospital inpatient stay this week for his chemo treatments and agreed to us coming in next week for his week of chemo :). He was also born on Thanksgiving (24 years ago) and I would have never thought his 24th birthday would include a week of chemo in the hospital!! BOY, what a shocker! This year's Thanksgiving celebration will actually be more special to us though. I truly am thankful for the opportunity to have my Son this year and know we have been blessed!! He is using this trial as his testimony and I cannot even began to describe the impact it has made in our small home town. God has been good & we are STILL blessed :). Sending heartfelt prayer your way tomorrow!

      over 8 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      At least I don't have to worry about chemo. :-) This year my niece is cooking the turkey for the big family get together. I don't know whether or not that is a good thing. My mother is doing well but Thanksgiving is just too much for her this year. One thing you left out of the menu is wild rice. My parents are from Minnesota and wild rice is always part of Thanksgiving. I'm not referring to the mixture of white rice and wild rice Uncle Ben's sells, either. You get the little boxes of wild rice at most grocery stores (they're hidden so you'll probably have to ask). Soak the rice and cook it according to the package directions. Mix in some chopped mushrooms and onions--no white rice allowed--and you have a unique American dish.

      over 8 years ago
    • marshala1's Avatar

      Prayers for you all that you have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving! NO bad side effects for Thanksgiving, please!! Thank you!!!!

      over 8 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      God Bless you, and I hope you can tell the turkey from the cranberry... but hey... You'll be with family, surrounded by love and happines. Have a wonderful day anyway!!!!

      over 8 years ago
    • Queen_Tatiana's Avatar

      I wish you the best on Thanksgiving and hoping the chemo effects leave you in peace.

      We are spending the long weekend with the boys and one of them is bring his significant other for us to meet (they live in NYC). I can't wait to meet her :) I am so thankful for my family and that my husband is fighting cancer successfully, no matter what it tries to do to him. He is my hero.

      over 8 years ago
    • TammyF's Avatar

      I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving. I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer at age 19, I am 54 now and have been cancer free since age 26 when i had surgery. My husband also had chemo yesterday he has esphagual cancer, we are also hoping for a nice day tomorrow, kids are taking us out, they run marithons in the morning and decided to treat us to dinner at a really nice place, no work, no worries, just hope my husband will be able to eat and enjoy.. not just my husband but I hope everyone has a nice day and find things to be thankful for even struggling with this stupid cancer

      over 8 years ago

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