Saturday, September 27, 2008

I Qualified for Nationals!





I am totally beat down, had my 3rd chemo yesterday, but Tuesday through Thursday I participated in the Nevada Senior Olympics, three matches a day, 8AM, 10AM and Noon. Let me tell you in Vegas in September it is hot! So if playing three matches a day wasn't bad enough, playing them in mid day was just killer.

Additionally, in the Senior Olympics you play in age groups not by your rating which is also difficult if you are on the low end of the ratings...like me. Which meant I played players above my level. I am 3.0 and played mostly 3.5 players and the last day a 4.0 player (I lost that one, 2-6, 4-6, but had more games on her than anyone else, so was very proud of that!) I came away with SILVER in Singles, SILVER in Women's Doubles, and a GOLD with my sweetheart husband in Mixed Doubles.

I am totally exhausted, I don't know how much is the Chemo and how much is all that running around this week, but I am thrilled that I qualified for the National Senior Olympics in California next year. The National Olympics isn't played every year and this was the qualifying year, so I was very determined to make it.

We met lots of great people and became great friends with two guys from the Ukraine! We had them over for dinner last night and what did they bring? Russian vodka and caviar! We will be saving that for a special occasion I am sure.

On another note: This should have been my last chemo, but my counts apparently weren't where the doctor wanted so more have been added. That's a real bummer, but just got to deal with it. Also, here is a tip for anyone else undergoing chemo, losing their hair and wearing synthetic wigs. Be very careful getting things out of the oven.

Last night when I was getting stuff out of the oven, without being aware of it, the bangs on my very cute short wig got melted up to the base of the wig. I will have to figure out what to do about that later. For now, I will admire my three medals... baldly!

5 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

YOU WOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yay!

Peter said...

Three medals, while on chemo: I'm so proud of you Brenda!

I just discussed your achievements with my SO who had to see it for himself: "She's one hell of a surviver" he said, and you are.

I do hope the additional chemo will be over asap: I realize it's no fun ride. All the best from a much cooler but sunny Belgium.

Mama Zen said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: You are amazing!

Congratulations!

Bobita~ said...

You amaze me. Seriously.

Congratulations!

(As an aside: how did I miss that you live in Las Vegas? I was there for FIVE days in April and would have LOVED to meet you!)

DebbieDoesLife said...

Congrats on the tennis! Good job. Bummer about the chemo and the wig. Take care. Sending positive thoughts your way!