Sunday, October 21, 2012

A little post-chemo shopping

Madeleine’s Blog

October 21, 2012
So do not fear, for I am with you
Do not be dismayed, for I am your God
I will strengthen you and help you
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
Isaiah 41:10

How do you go shopping when you love to shop...but you're extremely exhausted from all the taxing rounds of chemo? 

How do you adjust to the current reality that means you're easily winded from taking even a few steps (when you're used to walking, running, and swimming with energy to spare)?

Well, you just find another way around. 

Costco shopping in style!
Yesterday, Madeleine managed some back-to-back shopping at Costco, Target, and Best Buy ~ but she did have a little help. 

All she needed was a Costco-provided mobility scooter, and a little bit of...

Swallowing her pride...

Climbing aboard...

Finding the right place to sit so the seat would register enough weight to allow the motor to engage (hard to do when you have lost so many pounds from chemo...and you weren't heavy to begin with!)...

Ignoring all the funny looks and whispered comments...

and then it was off for a day of shopping with her mom! 

Thanks to Costco & Target for providing the mobility scooters, and to Best Buy for providing the wheelchair that enabled her to cruise around and explore the store. :)


Cindy Dave said...

You go girl! You Rock that Scooter! You will be Running around before you know it! Take care if You! We love You! XOXOXOXO

Anonymous said...

Madeleine you look way more fashionable than I did when my honey pushed me in the kiddie card at Target after my clinical trial. People stared and I smiled:) I wanted to flip them off but that would be un Christian of me:). Keep fighting sweetie!!

Casey Nicky said...

Though you do not know me, I have known your mom, Aunt Zan, and Uncle Tim and Uncle Jeff literally since birth, since I was born and raised in SR, living there until I moved to Reno to attend UNR. I still live in the mountains outside Reno. Our two families traveled the United States together, dragging their trailers to many wonderful locations and experiencing countless adventures along the way. Zan told me about what you have been facing, I wanted you to know my husband Sandy, and I, and daughter Mashara, hold you in our thoughts and prayers, sending positive thoughts your way. May you regain your strength and vigor soon and be back to all that brings you joy and happiness. And may you beat this once and for all. Stay strong! Joanne, Sandy, Shara