Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Back in the Saddle

Tomorrow I start my clinical trial. The Big Man is ready to go with me. We report at 8 o'clock and should finish around 5pm. I got my schedule via email earlier this week. The nurses actually fit in 20 minute bathroom breaks. The schedule reads "you may eat or go get fresh air now" in between scheduled tests, blood draws and drug infusions. Awesome! Then I get to go right on back on Friday morning for another full day.

Hopefully, everything will go smoothly and the side effects won't be too terrible.

I am a bit at a loss for words today. I just have my eyes on the prize. Since I am at a loss for words, which is quite the rare occurrence, I wanted to take this opportunity to lighten things up a bit here. I've noticed this blog is getting much too serious for my taste.

This is me 6 weeks after a mastectomy.

Now, I am not endorsing foolish behavior. That was foolish. And please don't tell my doctors. But no one got hurt and I felt damn good! Yes ma'am. I really truly know how to fall off a horse, or bull in this case, and just get right back up and try again. I did pretty darn well, thank you very much!

So tomorrow, I'm going to put on something cute, although probably not a skin tight dress, and I'm going to get right back up on the bull that is chemo and hang on for a little bit longer. Cancer has knocked me to the ground a few times, but it most certainly hasn't kept me from standing right back up and dusting myself off before trying again.

Have any of you ever ridden a bull? If not, I think everyone should try it at least once, but I would recommend wearing jeans!


Unknown said...

once again yu leave me speechless dearest Bridget. you are my heroine and role model.
Love, hugs and prayers,

Jenny said...

Seriously? Riding a bull in a skirt?!? Yet another reason to love you, Bridget! Go get 'em tomorrow, girl!

Erin Lears Richardson said...

I love the video! Best of luck tomorrow and Friday...The Richardson's are thinking about you!

Nancy Lumb said...

LOVED the video. You never cease to impress!! Best of luck tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you!

Molly is Fast said...

there are so many things i like about this post and this video. mostly, i LOVE that you chose a skin tight pink mini dress to ride that bull!

Kristi Thomsen said...

We will be thinking of you tomorrow...and friday...and the next day, and the get the point!

Paschall2 said...

You sexy thing! I love it and as an "almost nurse" I would highly recommend this. Fun and joy are healing!

Wendy said...

Great to see you last night. Is there nothing you won't try? From bull riding to stage 1 clinical trials? I hope all goes well with your first day on the clinical trial. I hope you get a few moments to get outside today and enjoy the weather. Perhaps a nice night out with the big man is called for tonight? You need treats!
Love you,

Bora said...

hey you - hope everything goes well tomorrow! miss you!

Shop Without Money Sisters said...

Good Luck tomorrow Bridget! I hope the side effects are few and far between. If anyone can do it, a girl who goes bull-riding 6 weeks after her mastectomy can. I love when you update your blog, it inspires me more every time I read it.

Unknown said...

C'mon, you know that bull peed its pants when you walked up.

He just got lucky.

We're thinking of you, Bridget, with lots of love from the Tomaz-Hulls.