It's been a rough few days. Since Friday afternoon, the effects of chemo are creeping in. Mom described herself as "queasier than I'd like to be" today. She had her core visitors, which was wonderful, and was able to catch up on the phone with some emotionally close yet physically distant friends. But she didn't have an appetite and barely ate. She was very tired and took a lot of naps. She didn't do therapy. She is scheduled for chemo again this coming Wednesday. I hope that she spends the next few days less queasy than today, that today is the peak of the side effects and she gets stronger and hungrier before the second session kicks in and it all starts all over again.