Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 1 for Bob's Treatments

Bob is heading into the Urology Center of Colorado for his first radiation treatment
The first day for Bob was actually yesterday but it was a "dry run" for everybody to make sure all was ready for the first treatment.  It took about 20 minutes and Bob's reaction to the machine and process was that he felt like he was an alien in outer space!  The radiation crew says it's like Disneyland!  Bob says the machine is HUGE.  I will get to see the whole thing in a week or two after they get done with their quality control.  Hopefully they will let me take pictures.

After we left the Urology center, we drove through the neighborhood looking for a grocery store and to see what they had to offer.  It is an old neighborhood with small old houses interspersed with a few new office or apartment buildings.  I think it is mainly a Hispanic area due to all the little cafes and shops that are Mexican.  There is a very well stocked Safeway about 6 blocks away with a deli that has an olive bar and lots of homemade soups and sandwiches.

Other things we saw were a nice park with picnic tables about 2 blocks away, a sewing machine repairman that I want to check out to fix my-out-of time machine, a great Mexican restaurant (according to the staff at the radiologists), a little coffee place like Starbucks but not, a murder mystery dinner theatre (I really need to check this out!), a kind of Mexican variety store, a produce stand right by Invesco field with Hatch New Mexico Chilies,  a gas station with the cheapest gas we've seen around, and many small Mexican eateries.  Oh, and of course there's Burger King, Dennys, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Dairy Queen.  Us country folk are in "Hog Heaven!" 

We came back to the hotel and had some soup and sandwich in our room.  I donned my swimming suit and headed for the pool.  I had met a lady there on Sunday and she had said she would be seeing me off and on the whole time we will be here.  She has a friend that works here and she comes to the pool a lot!  So we visited and I swam some laps in the 90+ heat.  It was quite nice under the umbrella and I got caught up on my Martha Stuart Living magazine.  Still have more to read so no problem for the next few days!  

The catering coordinator comped us 2 meals for dinner so we went back up to the Skybox restaurant.  Watched the people walking and biking in the park and also the rides at Elitches.  A very pleasant day.

Today Bob had his treatment.  He was in and out in 30 minutes.  He said no big deal.  Didn't feel a thing.  He hasn't slept well for 2 nights because of worry .  Now that it is over with for the first time, I'm hoping he will take a nap this PM and then get a good night's sleep tonight. He ate a big breakfast and doesn't seem to feel sick at all.  I guess I'll head down to the pool again this PM.  Tomorrow I plan to take the shuttle down to 16th street mall just to try it out and to do some window shopping!  Next week on Wednesday we have Rockies tickets for an afternoon game.  Can't wait!!!!

JJ, Kathy, Becki and Carla are coming down for the week of the 9th.  I've already got their room and have some plans for us to do as tourists.  I'm hoping we get to do the Hammonds Candies factory tour.  It's free and I even saw it in Martha 
Stewart Living Magazine so it must be a good one!  We can also do the Mint and maybe the Botanical Gardens, Art Museum (which I haven't seen since they built the new addition), an historic tour of the Brown Palace Hotel and then high tea afterwards.  There are always quilt shops, the Tattered Cover and the Denver Public Library and the beautiful old Methodist church with the semi precious stones in the windows and the historic pipe organ to visit, too. 

Lots of photo opportunities so there will be other blogs I'm sure!  Right now we are in the lobby waiting for our room to be cleaned so I can't put my latest photos up at the moment but will when we go back up. 

Invesco field from the Urology Center of Colorado

Invesco field from the hotel pool.

Viewing the pool from my lounge chair while sunning myself.
W got back to the hotel and had soup and sandwich in the room Us country folk are in "Hog Heaven!"
Bob relaxes in front of The Urology Center of Colorado
My dinner made in the room in the microwave.  We also have a refrigerator and an ice chest.

1 comment:

  1. Nice pic Mama!! I am glad you are finding some friends to keep you company.