Inasmuch as anyone can like getting chemo, I like getting chemo on Tuesdays. It works for me.
Too bad for me. Tuesdays does not work for my doctor. So, he's moving all his Tuesday patients to Sunday. If not Sunday, then Thursday. Those are the choices.
Sundays or Thursdays.
Sundays, I have a shiur (class) that I love and that I do not really want to give up. Moreover, if I get chemo on Sunday, I will be tired for most of the week.
Thursdays, I teach swimming. And, if I get chemo on Thursdays, I will be really tired over Shabbat.
Tuesdays was good. If I had to lose a day, at least it was in the middle of the week, so I could do things before or after. Though I was always tired after chemo, I worked myself into a routine where Wednesdays and Thursdays were "easy days." Fridays and Shabbat were also fairly low key, with a lot of sleep scheduled in. It might not have been perfect, but it worked for me.
And I built everyone else's schedule around mine.
Now, the deck of cards is collapsing.
Logistically, it would be easier for me to switch to Sundays. I even have someone to pick up my kids on Sundays (If I don't pick them up on Thursdays, they will have to take a bus). But I would be giving up a lot (my shiur, my week). So, I would rather get chemo on Thursdays, even if it means I am extra sleepy on Shabbat.
The problem is that I teach my kids swimming on Thursdays. The prospect of rearranging my kids' schedules makes my head hurt! But one of the main reasons that I teach swimming is so that I can teach my kids!
I have been avoiding dealing with this, but it is not going to go away.
I only have a few weeks, until the end of December.... The new schedule starts in January!
It is so complicated.
I know it won't work, but I like Moshe's solution the best.
Moshe suggested I...
Use The Force.
Doctor: I’m going to have to switch you to Sundays. There’s no way around it.
RivkA: (waving her hand slowly) You don’t need to switch me to Sundays.
Doctor: (glazed look in his eyes) I don’t need to switch you to Sundays…
RivkA: I can stick with Tuesdays.
Doctor: (still glazed) You can stick with Tuesdays…
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,