1st - When I was diagnosed in April 2005, I was taking two graduate classes toward my Education Master's. I had to be hospitalized, but I insisted on having my mom pick up notes from a friend in my class, asked the professors for work I could do from my hospital room, and actually tried to make the final in between my two months of inpatient treatment. (Both professors just wound up giving me a B for the classes without finishing the work or taking the final.) My only two non-A grades :-(
In order to do some of the work on the computer, I would have to drag my IV pole to the public computer lounge in the hospital with a mask over my face. I could only work for about 30 minutes before I would have to run back to my room to use the bathroom since I was so pumped with fluids.
But I think back and wonder why I insisted on trying to finish all that instead of taking a temporary incomplete.
2nd - My husband's birthday was about 3 weeks after my admittance to the hospital. I insisted on my family coming to my room with a birthday cake and candles so we wouldn't miss his birthday.
What's the most random, or weirdest, or silliest thing you did to keep some semblance of normalcy during treatment?