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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Our Trip Home

Ryan and I enjoying lunch after chemo.



Yesterday after chemo, Ryan and I decided to stay and grab a bite to eat before heading home. I never eat anything during chemo therapy for fear of getting sick myself or someone else getting sick because of the smell. The nurses do provide little snacks if you need something to hold you over which is nice. However, the last thing I want to do is get in the car for a 3 hour drive on an empty stomach. Our hotel is in the heart of Central West End in St. Louis. There are so many quaint little shops and places to eat. For breakfast I enjoyed blueberry pancakes from The Majestic Cafe and Ryan had a Greek Omelet. It was so good! Then after treatment, we headed over to the Wild Flower Cafe where we sat outside and dined like true St. Louis residents. I enjoyed a BLT with a spinach salad and lobster bisque soup and Ryan had the fried calamari. We are working on getting away from fried foods and have been praying that God would give us more wisdom when it comes to our eating habits. If having cancer doesn't change that, I don't know what will. Here are some pics of our travels home.

Ryan enjoying the ambiance!


Me, enjoying the beautiful weather!


This is my first time out in public without my hat. Luckily we were just at some scary truck stop. I think I actually scared the truckers. Whatever works, right?


Another truck stop. At least this one had a pretty sunset in the background.

4 comments:

Mary Ibbetson - NY said...

You are my hero!
Mary

H P Austin said...

I love your bald head! I also can't wait to eat at one of those quaint restaurants when we go for your Chemo treatment in October. Love you HIL

feolafitness said...

That's funny about scaring the truckers. It looks like you and Ryan had a very nice day together. I bet you're his first bald date! :) Bald is beautiful...and you are!

Anonymous said...

The Bald & the Beautiful, isn't that a really popular daytime soap... just kidding looks like you guys had a great day in the midst of your trail.