“Coffee and Chemo” is what I call my chemo sessions. Sitting in a vinyl chair, hooked up to a pump and being sad and quiet is not my thing. It’s daunting enough every chemo day, and to warm yourself up to get excited about the pending poison that is about to be running through your veins. It might just be the weirdest felling having to want chemo and all its ick, and at the same time, striving to live as clean and healthy of a life as possible. Having friends with me makes it all so much better.
My friends always ask what they can do for me, and my reply is usually, “come to Coffee and Chemo with me”! As my daughter says, Starbucks makes everything better and she is right. My friends stop at the hospital Starbucks and then come join the party. We always take photos and post them for all to see the fun we are having.
Think about it, we all need liquids, we need fattening treats to combat weight loss and there are so many flavors to choose from…chai latte with almond milk being my fave. Let’s see, in addition to family and friends, I’ve had friend’s daughters come, and people interested in seeing what getting chemo is like, doctor friends, and co-workers all enjoy Coffee and Chemo. We laugh, we make plans, we chat with the nurses, I eat, and we just have fun.
Secretly, I think the nurses enjoy our Coffee & Chemo parties too.